Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thankful: For Love

On Thanksgiving, I must say I'm amazingly grateful for all the love in my life.

It comes in so many different packages.

It comes from surprise sources in surprising ways.

Around here, in my happy neighborhood of skin and bones, it's given and received.

Around here, deep down, close to my heart, it's esteemed and respected, I stand in awe of it.

Love does not give up on you too easily, and reminds us not to give up on it.

It can chase you down a long lonely street, catch up with you and find you in the most unusual places at the most unusual times.

It can creep up on you when you least expect it.

It's easy to miss.

Please don't turn away from it.

Welcome it in, on its own terms.