Friday, December 02, 2011

Lessons From the Edge

All you need is love.

OK, how many of you have a Beatles tune running through your head right now? Here's a youtube link: Go ahead and listen to it, but promise you'll come back to read about this week's lesson!

If you've read enough Lessons From the Edge posts, you are probably aware that several residents at Edgewood are my 'favorite'. And you may recall stories about one of those favorites who I call C, and how God has used her to teach me various lessons.
Well, C was the instrument for my lesson this week, too.

C is a very warm and caring woman. Our usual way of greeting is to hug one another and say, "Good morning, Sunshine!" She really is like a spot of sunshine in my day.
One day this week, however, when I hugged C, she held on just a little longer and tighter than usual. After our embrace she said, "Oh, I really need that love today." So I hugged her again and said, "Well, have another one!" And I squeezed her tight.
I wish you could have seen the smile on her face at that moment. Beautiful! And with that, she went on to do her other things - bustling about, smiling, and tending to whatever needs she might encounter.

And I stood for a moment thinking, Wow. That was easy. I didn't do much, just gave C a hug so she would be reminded I love her.
But that was enough. Because, really, all you need is love.



Jodi@ said...

oh how true that is! Encouraging words, a hug, a smile. Those small things can lead to BIG smiles and love! :o)

BASSakward Tales said...

There is nothing in this world that is better than a hug! No matter what time of day or night to me a hug can fix anything. I remember when I was a child, I would go to my Granny's, and she would meet me at the frront door with. a big ole.hug and then when I was leaving I would get another one. What I miss most, other than the hugs, was she would stand on the porch and wave good bye until she could not see the tail lights anymore. Oh how I miss her and that kind of love!

Mom of 12 said...

I so agree with you!