If it were not for hopes, the heart would break . How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend. Love begins indeed with small things. Maybe, sometimes, even with an egg shell!
Happy Valentine's day, to each of you today!
As we walked inside I said to the florist,
"I need a long-stemmed rose for my lady to carry while we go shopping.
"The florist, a rather unromantic type, replied, "We sell them by the dozen."
"I don't need a dozen," I said, "just one.""Well," he replied haughtily,
"it will cost you two dollars.""Wonderful," I exclaimed.
"There's nothing worse than a cheap rose."
Selecting the rose with some deliberation, I handed it to my friend. She was so impressed! And the cost? Just a little and some imagination and care.
Just a bit later she looked up and said, " I seem to be the only woman here, in today, carrying a rose." And I believe she probably was.
Remember, it is not the amount that matters but the thought and care that often has the greatest impact upon those you love.
People ask what must they become to be loving. The answer is ‘nothing.’ It is a process of letting go of what you thought you had become and allowing your true nature to float to the surface naturally." -- Stephen Levine