Love can be one of the most intriguing emotions a person can experience. Even the human definition of love changes depending on the person. One thing is for certain, love is the most sought after treasure on planet earth.
A man received a call from his sister-in-law requesting he visit his big brother before time ran out. His brother was dying from cancer that had spread from his liver to his brain in a matter of months. Now the sad part is he didn’t have a clue his brother was even ill, let alone near death. No one in the family—and they all knew—bothered to inform him since everyone was aware of the bitterness shared between the two brothers. He rushed to be by his brother’s side, but by time he arrived his big brother had expired.
So standing over the gravesite after the casket was lowered into the ground he was finally able to have that too-late-long-overdue conversation with his brother. He said everything that had sat like a rock on his heart for all of those wasted years. The only problem—it was a one sided conversation.
I could go on and on about giving flowers to the living. But would it make a difference? Absolutely! Sometimes we need to hear, read or see certain things in an analogical way for it to have a powerful effect. It’s like having an out of body experience and seeing things from the outside. It can make the pill of one’s own actions a little easier to swallow.
Here’s a real deal fact. Life can go by way too fast.... like a fully loaded 18 wheeler plowing down a winding road without any brakes.
During our lives we will meet (hopefully) many people that seek our love and we long to love in return. Also there will be those (unfortunately) that will take advantage of it as well.
This thing called ‘love’ has been written about more than any other subject. Love is the beat of the heart and without it the heart is simply an organ.
If you truly love someone; let them know it through your actions and your words. The great singer Gladys Knight once said at a concert when an adoring fan presented her flowers, “Thank you for the flowers and yes give them to me while I’m yet able to enjoy them.”
Give your flowers of love to the living so they can enjoy them because standing over a gravesite might soothe the living—it does nothing for the deceased.