It is 3 a.m. I shift on the pillow. What was that dream?
I lay contemplating. Lights on? Lights off? How far do you wanna take this?
With legs intertwined between sheets, I reach for the light. Oh… This is serious.
I grab my journal, my pen, and soon my thoughts can’t keep up with my scribbling hand.
Love…Why does love consume my daily rhythms and my nightly rems.
And why did I dream of him? And him too?
I beg for answers in the early dawn. God is not kind. He loves a mystery.
But love consumes me; it is the tempo to my day to which I measure… How much love was smashed, in the twenty-four hours?
Did I give love?
Did I get love?
That is the simple equation that must end with a positive integer.
I tally my week like standing in a grocery check-out line; mentally adding up the final cost.
- A “I love you, Lisa” from a ninety-one-year-old client.
- A package received across thousands of miles
- A hug given to blue eyes after surgery
- A tap on a knee from a white lab coat
- A nod to a stranger inviting him to join me on the pew
- A text for coffee served with a side of sweetness
My night awakens my craving … but my day is the real deal.
I give love.
I get love.
“If I gave everything… but did not love others, I would be of no value.” I Corinthians 13:3
Or as the Beatles sang, All you need is love.
I heard the whisper. You are good.
I drop my journal and the pen to the floor.
Until my dreams get introduced to the light…. Lights off. Goodnight.
So do you give? Do you get?
November 10, 2017 at 7:04 am
Amazing! I think that this is my favorite of your entries so far. 😘
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November 10, 2017 at 7:16 am
Aww thanks . It is my favorite too. God woke me& spoke to me . He does the best writing .
November 10, 2017 at 7:35 am
November 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm
You need to read “The Celestine Prophecy” 🙂
November 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm
Give me a hint
November 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm
It talks about energy transfer between all living things. Some people naturally take from others – some naturally give. The same is true of the world around us.
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November 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm
Wow ! I’m more a giver … and you ?
October 12, 2019 at 5:12 pm
I give but I love to get the best…