On this holiday our love for each other is the greatest gift we have ever given or received. I am so happy to say that I know nothing else but this magical, life altering gift called love...What a wonderful thing to bring into focus with all the hustle and bustle in the outside world.
In search of the perfect gift? Search no further than you're own heart. Take this from the king-'of-love, you are NOT going to find this in any store, or website (accept mine) AND, it's FREE!! Rhu-hoo!! Man, how easy is that? Okay, maybe the store owners will disagree.
Think about it... For the ones who have every single material item they could hope for... yet they don't know what love feels like? Oh, how empty are their lives?...their heart's forlorn, their soul isn't smiling...I smile allllll the time-even when I sleep.
Innately, dogs come from that special place called unconditional love... Take all the toys and trinkets in your garages and if each one of those were supposed to bring you all the happiness you could ever want, then why are our garages filled to the brim but not our hearts ...why are we still perpetually seeking for that something better? Things are NOT love! You will not take these favorite things with you when you die...none of them but you can take and keep love for eternity... unconditionally. Love transcends all boundaries and it is a gift that you can NEVER have to much of...No one ever thinks yep, gettin' too much of that love thing - better not accept anymore of that stuff.
Maybe you get bored with all your toys - I know this one myself 'cause just as soon as I one of my squeakers goes out, I AM OVER that toy!!!! BUT, when it comes to love from my family, never. There isn't too much love. Isn't that awesome? I mean, does it get any easier than that? Costs nothing, and you always get back more than you have ever given...sounds like a good plan to me!
I was at the mall the other day and you know, when you break Christmas down and go beyond the things that people are carrying around in those shopping bags, there's a whole lot of people just longing to be loved. I saw it first hand as I was cruisin' around in my cart, waggin' my tail and, wow! - I witnessed one after the other...the melting of their hearts as they stroked my head...they gave me genuine love... the one that comes from the heart, not from what's in the bag. I accepted gladly as evidenced by my wagging tail and sparkling eyes. I have the "awe" and the "ah'" simultaneously wrapped up in one furry package. Mom always tells me that her ultimate gift began the day she received the "Meet Rhubarb" email from Best Friends. That's what genuine love gifts us with.
When people ask how she handles the needs I have, she cannot even believe how easy it is to reply, that she receives tenfold what she gives...And that, my furry friends is due to the love factor..."paws-down", transcends all time and space...love embraces all...judging no-thing...rain or shine, day or night there simply is no greater gift...
This holiday if I could give you something you could carry with you each and every day, unwrapping it's beautiful essence at any given moment, it would this perfectly magical and amazing gift called LOVE.