I saw this a long time ago but it recently cropped up again…and I laughed, but with a shadow over my heart at the same time.
Much that there are areas in which I’m sure we all wish things could improve, most of us are a lot better off than we may remember at a given moment…
There are definitely days that instead of dealing with people who simply DON’T think…I’d rather try to dodge flying bats or killer whales. I’m sure bugs and penguins across the globe are not only cringing at my words, but that they might actually sit me down and say “gratitude is a beautiful thing. HAVE MORE, human.”
I can’t say they’d be wrong.
Last week was a busy, terribly trying week for my fiancé. Most people would bring that home with them… It could be in the form of silence, and deliberate distance. It could be worse, like yelling or taking out frustrations…
Instead, though, he sent me flowers. Sunny, happy-faced, yellow blooms to say thank you…just because.
I cannot speak for the masses, but I can speak for myself, from a heart brimming with gratitude. The thought ALONE is one that makes my eyes well up with tears – I’d be lying if I said I don’t have them as I type. For most of my Life (in fact, for ALL of it where significant others were concerned until he crossed my path) I’ve never known someone to be so aware, so caring, so kind…and so thoughtful.
When we love, we always do our very best to support our partners – Life is complicated and riddled with challenging days. But even then, days can bring us down. When we are in a partnership, remembering that another heart is at stake – and that we don’t always know everything that took place that day – is vital. As they say, people are always fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Knowing that I am as hopelessly flawed as the rest, I accept that I will make mistakes, cause frustrations, and maybe not always be able to right a bad day. But I will always try – if nothing else – to let my love know that he is appreciated, and that I notice the efforts and kindness put forth.
How honored and blessed and touched I felt to see these “Life gives you lemons, and lemons bloom” beauties…