Friday, February 13, 2015

Just Love

Do people look the same when they
get to heaven?

I don't know.  I don't think so.

Then how do people recognize
each other?

I don't know, sweetie.  She sounded
tired.  They just feel it.  You don't
need your eyes to love, right?  You
just feel it inside you.  That's how
it is in heaven.  It's just love, and no
one forgets who they love.

~ Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

After devouring Wonder last
week, this particular passage
from the book stuck to my
heart like super glue.

Just love.

The young boy's question is 
one we all have asked ourselves,
and I thought his mom answered
it with such insight.

Just love.

Our human adventure is filled
with activity from beginning
to end.  We learn, we strive, we
acquire:  education, careers, 
relationships and things.  

We also learn how to 
let go 
of all of them. 

Except the love.

So love well, my friends.

Just love.


Dedicated to my
father-in-law, Jim.

{my own photo}


Dianna said...

What a lovely post, Suzanne. I'm going to be adding that book to my wish list, just as soon as I finish here. Thanks so much for sharing...and for the reminder to love well. xo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This touched my heart, Suzanne...just love. That's really what life is all about, isn't it? Sending my LOVE your way, sweet friend...xoxo

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful post, Suzanne. Something I've wondered, something I know. And yes, I, too, will add that one to the list.

Sending love to you and those YOU love -- and in a wonderful memory hug to your father-in-law and your friend K., whom you must sorely miss -- and whom I know you will recognize instantly one day. (But not too soon!)

Terra said...

Just love, that is how we will know. I like this.

michele said...

this is a peaceful thought to drift off to. thank you. happy loveday, suzanne.

Sylvia said...

Wishing you Just Love, dear Suzanne!

Dawn Y. said...

Such a heartwarming thought! It's one that I will hold in my heart for a very long time. I always keep your thoughtful words in my heart, sweet Suzanne! Sending 'Just Love' to you… for that is what you send out into the world with each wonderful post! Sending Valentine hugs! ♡

Lisa Ancona-Roach said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father-in-law. Heart-thoughts to you.

I loved Wonder. My son and I read it aloud when he was in 5th grade, and it offered many opportunities for some meaningful conversations. Just love, indeed.

Prince Snow Farm said...

So beautiful. I am sorry about your father in law. I have been thinking aboutHeaven a lot since my dad passed in December (also Jim). Are we bodies, are we souls, are we spirits? How do we communicate, how do we hold hands, are our spirits and souls so connected they "embrace"? I find myself wondering and questioning. A very timely post.

Lucy martin said...

What a beautiful post! Sending my condolences also.
I will find the book, am always eager to hear of good books!

Linda said...

This is such a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I never heard of that book, but now I want to read it. I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law's passing. I know how much goodbyes hurt. But, as always, you present a beautiful, loving, and soothing approach to it all. This touched my heart in such a special way this morning. The photo is exceptional too!
You live up to the honor bestowed on you, that of "artful blogger". Thank you for sharing this today. I am so thankful that I stopped by.

Leslie Harris said...

What a sweet passage. And such a perfect little response too. Thanks for spreading your brand of love Suzanne, I just know your father-in-law is feeling it too.

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Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Suzanne, I am so sorry for your family's loss. What a beautiful tribute to your father in law! I always think - at the end of my life what will have mattered most? - that is what should be the most important thing as I live. And that is to ferociously love my people. Sending you lots of love and thanks for sharing your gift here. You always stir my heart my lovely friend.

Low Tide High Style said...

So very sorry for your loss Suzanne!

xo Kat