Love is Enough

Greetings and Glorious holiday wishes to all!

In contemplating all that accompanies this time of year, I was reminded of a beautiful quote that I saw on the wall in a business I used to frequent while living in Kansas. I had not committed the quote to memory but thought I had it stored in my old computer, which I resurrected from the closet. After putting this antiquated piece of equipment back together, I proudly plugged it in only to discover a blank screen on the monitor. What to do? I wanted to share this quote and to remember it for myself. I decided to pick up the phone and call Individually Yours in Wichita, Kansas.

If only I had acted on my impulse to ask for what I wanted, first! The thought did cross my mind, but I didn’t want to bother anyone. Had I been willing to make the call before I lugged that piece of equipment around, untangling wires and attempting to discern what went where, I could have spared myself considerable inconvenience. And yet, I didn’t want to create a hassle by my query. This situation represents an interesting pattern of behavior, which hasn’t always served in my best interest. I am a work in progress!

Turns out the delightful receptionist, Rachel, was more than happy to take the quote from the wall, and patiently read it to me while I took notes on the exact wording. Now, keep in mind, she was attempting to answer the phone while tending to clients. She had never heard of me, and was in no way obligated to indulge me with her time today. The miracle reminder for me was this: Practice asking for what you want. Believe that you are worth it. And you will be surprised at the miracles that may result. My miracle? Not only did I make a new friend (Rachel and I are now in contact by email!), but I retrieved an all time favorite quote and can now pass it along to you. May we each remember this season to be like Rachel, taking a little time out of our days (whether it is the year-end frenzy or shopping ‘til we drop), to offer love and kindness to another. Regardless of whether you celebrate, Christmas, Hanukah, the coming of the New Year, or whatever your tradition, let us remember the foundation for all of it is LOVE.

LOVE

“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer. No disease that enough love will not heal. No door that enough love will not open. No gulf that enough love will not bridge. No wall that enough love will not throw down. No sin that enough love will not redeem."

It makes no difference how deeply seeded may be the trouble. How hopeless the outlook. How muddled the tangle. How great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.

If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest, most prosperous person in the world.”—Emmet Fox ( esteemed author of The Ten Commandments and The Sermon on the Mount).

Thank you, Rachel, for your beautiful participation in helping us all to remember how to really be happy.

May you always love and be loved,

LOVE!

Luann