Overheard in a long line at a check-out counter.
“Every day I choose a word,” she said. “It’s a word that I try to live by. You know, to sort of guide me in what I do.”
Her friend nodded, trying to understand, but not quite grasping the principle. So she asked, “What kind of word?”
“Well,” her philosophical friend replied, “yesterday it was ‘peace’ and today the word I ‘harmony.’”
She went on to explain that she always chose a word that was positive and uplifting. “If you choose a word that’s dull and dreary,” she continued. “then that’s probably how your day will turn out to be. And that wouldn’t help you or the people around you, would it?” She smiled.
“Do you think you’ll ever find the one work that covers it all?” the friend asked, somewhat rhetorically as the line inched forward once again.
Jimmy Durante might have helped with that question. Didn’t he sing a song entitled: ‘Love is the Answer’?
The Bible would have agreed. It reflects on the significance of love more than a few times.
In that chapter about love, for example, it says: “So faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (First Corinthians 13:13).