I had an inspiration the other day. I want to love everyone. I don’t know a better way to say that sentence. Those words aren’t quite right to sum up what my soul is trying to say.
What I really mean is… for example, I have one sister. THANK YOU GOD for her. I cannot imagine travelling this journey without her. There is no more honest sentence than that. I was blessed. No font can contain the gratitude in that one word. But my Darling Nikki, she didn’t get to be born with a sister. She wasn’t born with another soul to grow up with – to fight with, and laugh with and to crawl into bed with when she had bad dreams. I had someone who knew me when I peed my pants playing “cow” in the back yard at age six, who knew me when I had buck teeth and skinned knees, who held my hair when I had the flu and held my hand when I put on my ivory dress to walk down the aisle. And my Darling Nikki – her parents may have decided they only wanted one child, but I still was lucky enough to get her, too. I wasn’t born to her – but I am connected to her and responsible for her and she for me. My life is so intimately entwined with hers that even though she grew up with no siblings, she now has one. And I have her. I love her children and am their aunt. My son thinks they ARE his cousins. When her parents get sick, I share that with her. She’s not an only child anymore; she has a sister to help. And likewise, I was gifted with HER. It’s a win-win. You can’t have too many loves in life. Really. Like who ever says “I have too many friends. I love too many people.”? No one. So I want to love everyone I can. Because in turn, they only make my life more beautiful, more full and truly – at the very, very end of it all – it’s me who was blessed by getting to love all of these wonderful people who crossed my path.
Starting now, starting today, it’s my goal to try to love everyone just a little bit more. To be kinder than necessary. To go out of my way at least once every day for one person. I’ve been given so many blessings and gifts in life; it’s the best way I know how to give it back.
Love to you today, my friend.