Read on to discover three random acts of love & enter the Dog Park Romeo Contest.
What is Love?
Men have pondered this question throughout the centuries.
Women have only considered the implications publicly the last thousand years or so,
Due to the belief that, while excellent mothers, they were unable to love deeply.
The Greeks coined the term brotherly love, but never sisterly love.
Was this the start of female backstabbing?
What do women really want?
Hallmark tells us cards, as they inform us on every significant holiday.
Commercials would have you believe a life-size teddy bear is every woman’s dream.
Lingerie composed of lace strings resembling more a puzzle than clothing is the way to go.
Florists make up bouquets of both roses and junk food to cater to various appetites.
These things fade, are eaten, and are often hidden away.
Valentine’s Day causes widespread panic among males anxious to prove their love.
Tired men, picking through cards and clutching stuffed animals and roses, crowd discount and grocery stores.
Some assume whatever gift they choose will be wrong, and decide to forgo the search.
More breakups happen in January than any other month.
Not surprisingly, many couples get back together after February 14th.
This should tell us love is hard to find in a heart-shaped box.
I saw love walking along the sidewalk one frigid Valentine’s Day.
It was sleeting, making driving hazardous.
On my way home from work, at a stoplight, I watched men slide into the Walgreens frozen parking lot.
They emerged later with balloons and red candy boxes.
An old man and woman walked in the freezing rain.
She with her walker with bright yellow tennis balls and he with the umbrella held over her head.
Icicles hung off the old man’s bearded face.
The expression on his face wasn’t one of disgruntlement due to the weather.
Instead, he beamed lovingly at his petite wife.
His other hand rested at her elbow,
Ready to catch her if she should slip on the slick pavement.
I saw love that day.
I’ve seen it demonstrated on other days in a myriad of ways.
People often think animals can’t love.
I did once, too,
Until I caught my younger dog
Performing an act of selfless love
And calculated deceit.
Silently, I rounded the corner to see him open the cabinet door,
Pulling out a pig ear, not for himself as I thought,
But carrying it to our blind spaniel.
He pushed it up to her mouth when she couldn’t find it.
Finally, he chewed on it when it proved too tough for her aging teeth.
When he offered it to her again, she accepted it with delight.
Genuine acts of unselfish love bring tears to our eyes.
Grand gestures that expect nothing in return,
Their sole purpose is to bring happiness, joy, even comfort to their beloved.
Would you retype a book for someone who lost it?
Who needed it to submit a full request? Better yet,
Would you do it in a night?
My husband did.
For me, this is my perfect example of love.
DIVE INTO THE DOG PARK ROMEO CONTEST
Remember to dance a little bit each day.