I received this from
someone who thought I was a "Keeper!' Now I'm sharing it with
you, my website reader. Who are the "keepers" in your
The story goes . .
One day a woman's husband
died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their
bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that
sometimes there isn't anymore. No more hugs, no more special
moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to
chat, no more "just one minute."
Sometimes, what we care
about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return
before we can say good-bye, or say 'I love
So while we have it, it's
best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal
it when it's sick. This is true for marriage, children (even
those with bad report cards!), aging parents and grandparents,
dogs (even those with bad hips!) and even a beloved old car! We
keep them all because they are worth it, and because "we" are
Some things we keep: like
a best friends who moved away or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that make us happy, no matter
Life is important, like
people we know who are special. And so, we keep them
You (or I) could pass on
(die) into the Eternity that we have chosen for ourselves
today, tomorrow or next week. Do all your friends know you love
them? Are there any wounds needing to be healed? Any
friendships that needed rekindling?
Or are there just three
words (I LOVE YOU) that need to be said to someone?
Take the time to let every one of your friends know you love
It matters not if you
think they don't love you back. You just might be amazed at
what those three little words and a smile can do. . . how much
healing can begin in a relationship!
Remember: Holy Writ does
not command us to love another persons "ways." Rather, we are
commanded to love one another simply because we were all
created by HIM!