Tuesday, July 26, 2011

love in a heat wave


If I let my husband drive the car that has air conditioning and have not love, I am just a honking horn. If I keep the house at 78 and keep all the household appliances off and have not love, I am an environmentally conscious nothing. If I blow my emergency menopause fan onto the woman beside me in line and have not love, I am only a nuisance.

Love is patient in hot weather, love is kind to other people who lose their victory. Love does not envy those at the pool, does not boast of its own time at the beach, is not proud of a tan. Love does not try to get the best place in the shade. It is not rude to plodding service people, it is not easily angered by the traffic slow downs. Love does not give the finger to the driver who cuts in after speeding past in the blocked lane. Love always honors the humanity of others, always trusts that they are just not at their best, always hopes there is ice cream in the freezer at home and always hangs on til the sun goes down.

Love never fails. Even in 100 degree weather. Give that a thought.

6 comments:

Stephanie Lyell said...

Haha...this is funny and true. When your hot and grumpy, it's hard to remember to love. But oh so important.

Krissi said...

I think I am so glad I'm not there. I would die. And then you would have to talk about how much you love me at my funeral.

Laurie J. said...

This may be the best definition of love that I have ever read! I am so CRABBY in hot weather!

Rhonda Maccarone said...

Ok you may think that love doesn't envy those with a pool but then you obviously don't live in a house with no A/C! I'm totally green about that one!

Rhonda Maccarone said...

Of course I do try to be loving about it.

Krissi said...

I'm with Rhonda. On a hot day with no AC, pools trump love;)