Thinking about loving in simplicity this morning: The chubby cheek of my little grandson pressed against mine… A fresh cup shared… Taking the time… listening to a story… Seeing them through the screen as you walk up to the door… Holding hands to say grace… A routine call filled with laughter… Cutting and arranging a fresh bouquet … Cradling the head of my wife… Praying over another just because … A lingering hug… An unanticipated kiss… The tousle of my hair… The sound of an unexpected voice… Sobbing for joy at another’s blessing… Love never fails.
Smoke rising off the water in the morning, a bass disturbing the stillness, geese in flight south, wind in the trees, the first hint of fall, field corn and purple hull peas, a morning hunt in the steps of my dad, a piece of fried rabbit and a biscuit, campfire, the sound of a crow in the distance, running water, rain on a tin roof, fire on cold days, the smell of bacon frying, one pot meals, trees…all kinds, Love never fails
Getting really loud and everyone’s agreeing, gathering to celebrate, small feet running, pretending, swinging really high, morning songs, belly laughter, the hands of elders, carols repeated year after year, dinner on the ground, telling stories, the assembly of the saints, ice cream all over little faces, kids at play in a mud hole, old friends singing, turkey and dressing with a side of cranberries, Thanksgiving, faithful friendships, Love never fails
Our lives do not consist of the things we possess. Life can be real good if we pay attention and look for the good. Cultivate a grateful heart, an appreciative eye, and a mouth filled with kindness. Leave others better than you found them. Love never fails.