This morning, a little boy who walks with me to school every day hands me a Valentine. He’s not a big talker, and he delivers it to me while looking at his shoes.
I open it up, and I see a picture of a giant bug. It says, “You don’t bug me.”
I’m glad I don’t bug him. And, as a writing instructor, I have to admit I love the wordplay.
I walk beside him, not saying even one word. He doesn’t like to talk, and I realize I don’t have to be talking to know we’re friends.
Living with flair means I accept the slightest gestures of love, receive them fully, and walk beside my friends on their terms. If that means silence, then I’ll do it.
Journal: What does it mean to love a person “on their terms” today?
PS–Here are two photos from my photo shoot which only happened because my friend stood knee-deep in snow with that reflector shade.
The pictures are adorable. And this totally relates to living with a child who is virtually silent.
You don't bug me either :). Heather, these photos are beautiful! Things are flairing up around here!:) Thanks for your sweet words over at the HighCalling. I've been in a funk and am just now trying to regain my footing…catch up with friends around here. Good to catch up with you :).
the reading for today was cute, and the pictures are beautiful
I love your responding to this boy on his terms – when I do this, it puts me out of myself and onto someone else in compassion, generosity and understanding. Verbalization can be over- rated; what did Wilf say today – I have two ears and one mouth for a reason? The pics are great – YESH to your friend – glad to see the first in your info :0.
So sweet, Heather. Every day you challenge me.
You and your photos are gorgeous. I think I like the first one…with the red berries in the background…the best…but both of them are lovely.
Beautiful pictures. I really like the black & white one but they are both excellent.
woahhh, you are so beautiful. You look like a model. I'm glad you had these done, they're great! Thanks for sharing 🙂