It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This
seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love
which expounds that love is inborn and as such requires no more than to
accept it. This theory believes that love is a magical force which frees
us from all suffering and solves every problem, that is an end unto
itself. To a limited extent, there may be some truths to each of these
beliefs, but having the capacity to love is not the same as having the
ability to love.

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, 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.....And old
cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and
aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it,
because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a
sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us
happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep
them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent
it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to
send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including
the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you
never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I
wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that
needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they
don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little
words and a smile can do. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow.


Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised..

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