Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine’s Day Thoughts

Life's a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get. Mrs. Gump

Winston Groom’s Forrest Gump became a beloved book and movie, but Forrest Gump just sort of fell into good fortune. He seemed to be in the right place at the right time.

Mrs. Gump’s wisdom is hard to argue with since we don’t know what will come our way. We can strive to craft the story of our lives with goals and objectives, but there is little security here.

However, there is to me one constant and that is love. Fleeting, lost, puppy, enduring, tumultuous, volatile, lustful, impulsive, friendship, romantic—there are as many kinds of love as a big box of chocolates.

It’s up to us to give and keep love in our lives. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Sarge Charlie said...

did you ever read a post and wish you had been the author, this is it.

rainlillie said...

"It’s up to us to give and keep love in our lives."

So true.. You inspire me.

Diane J Standiford said...

My partner of 28yrs and I agree--LOVE, what else truly matters?

The T-Dude said...

Amen sister. Without love we are empty vessels.

Marion said...

Super post, Sheila! And I couldn't agree more.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Sarge Charlie said...

happy valentine's day sheila

KJ said...

Very nicely said, Sheila!

Have a spiffy day!

Lorelei said...

I think I got the box of half-eaten ones and the ones no one wanted. lol

Naomi said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too Sheila. Hope you had a good one!