I recently bumped into an older married couple in the market. No, literally bumped into them with my cart, yes I know, I felt horrible! I was hoping I didn’t bruise a hip or a rib. They were very gracious and ensured me they were fine. Whew, I felt relieved! Just when I was adjusting my cart to back away from my shame, the wife said thanks to me. Confused, I asked “thanks, if I’m not mistaken I bumped into you”? That’s when she proclaimed, “he needs a swift kick every now and then, and now I don’t have to give him one for the week!" I could not help but to laugh. Then I asked, “how long have you two been married?” “37 years” he let me know. "Wow, what’s the key I asked?“ He replied, "It’s simple, love never dies. If you can remember that, you get to 37 years."
I was grateful for that encounter and I let them know. Loves never dies, so simple, yet so profound. As I pondered on the concept, to me it made perfect sense. There are so many things that you can breathe life into with the use of faith, your words, mentality, and even your actions. The love you have for your spouse doesn’t die, unless you let it. Every day you have to be intentional to cultivate it because love is a feeling and it's also an action.
I’m reminded of a garden. You don’t have a bountiful harvest unless you till the land, water the seeds, and really nurture the ground with care and attentiveness. Even good fertilizer will suffice. When you wake up one morning to ripened tomatoes and peppers, you smile in delight. Atlast, you can enjoy your crops! The same process can be applied to your relationship, consider it a permanent growing season. You should always partake in actions to not only grow your love, but make it everlasting.
An everlasting love doesn’t just happen, just like your crops don’t appear out of thin air. You work on it by...
Some of each of those actions applied with a willing heart and like the older couple in the market.
May Your Love Never Die,