I have been sick. It is horrible. I just want to say that in advance in case this post gets too mushy or emotional. I am hoping to be brief. I think I might need to sleep again soon.
When I am sick, my favorite food to eat is cold fried chicken, chocolate pudding, and Newman's Own Lemonade. I have no idea why. Sadly, I have none of those, but I do have my laptop and have been watching tons of movies, including the Lord of the Rings Trilogy EXTENDED VERSION. I also made the horrible mistake of watching Miss You Already. I knew nothing about it. It had a picture of Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette on the front laughing. I love them both, and thought I could use a laugh.
This movie is not a comedy. I have been bawling now for twenty minutes. I will not tell you why, except to say, if you need a good tear jerker, watch it. It is a great movie.
Anyway, the movie got me to thinking about love. What everything else means when stacked up against it. And I have come to the conclusion that nothing is anywhere near as important. Meaningless, really.
So in that spirit, I would like to end this short sick bed blog with a gentle reminder.
Nothing is more important than loving yourself, loving those around you, and doing everything you can to show love in every act.
It is a lot to ask I know. It is a lot to live up to in a world that sometimes seems so cold and heartless, but I will tell you, though it is hard to love, most challenging to love ourselves I think, we must rise to it. We must.
The last thing the world needs right now is more hatred, more violence, more greed, more anger, these are killers. No matter who feels it.
And love is life, no matter who feels it.
Love is life.
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