How expensive is a moment of LOVE?
I have often wondered why there may be so much selfishness, pride, fight for power and money, when we have access to so much knowledge, and we can have and get everything we want. Although I have found my own answer, a little story from my life confirmed my thoughts, but that answer comes now from the innocence of a child’s soul.
One day, my friend, a little girl dear to me said:
“I know a poem; do you want to listen to it?”
“Now?” (We had scheduled to work together on a project for school).
“Yes, please, because no one has time for me.” Mommy is always tired, nervous and says she has no time. My father is also tired or he does not have patience to listen to me. “
I was silent and confused. The explanations continued and flowed one after the other, and I understood that she wanted to give me as many explanations as she can for fear that I would refuse her, that I could offer a reason of not listening to her.
Thus, listening, to her, I remembered of myself and others … when we were asking a moment of attention from our parents, and it was coming later or … maybe never.
How many of us have not lived those moments as children? How many have not seen their parents running to work, to provide food and everything we believe we need for living … but they could not find a moment for comforting their child or to play with?
Looking at the society we live in, with so many angry people, who always seek to achieve, get rich, have more and more special things, a society in which violence always seeks to reign in every street corner, and frustration is in power, we can ask “How many people did not receive their moment of love?”
Those repetitive moments in a child’s life only strengthen his conviction – that he is not good, that he is not good enough to be loved, if not even his parents have time to offer him what he asks for – a moment of love. True, the child does not know that there is a need for work and money, he knows he wants a hug, and a smile from his mother, encouragement from his father. How many people have not missed their child from a moment of love that they were longing for … thinking that he has money, clothes and food, or he has a new phone and a new game … so, he should know he is loved.
But it’s not like that. A child feels LOVE.
That drop of love that has not been offered, can be considered vital by the soul of a child, but it can be so insignificant for an adult who knows he has no time for or has something better to do than to lose time listening to a story, a poem, or to play some time with his child. The negative emotion of the rejection that the child is living at that moment, that there is no time for him, or that he probably did something wrong for missing it, becomes a frustration over time, and becomes deeper when being adolescent and as an adult he can live it the whole life. He will know in the depths of his soul that “I can not be loved, I can not be valuable, I’m not good, I can not do something by myself, and I have to look for someone or something to be mine, to know I can be loved. ” Henceforth, lifeless relationships are born, toxic love, rivers of tears, seeking love in other forms only to please others, to provide and receive proof that he can be … loved.
A drop of love can be an ocean of happiness, and it can be the whole world if you receive it when the soul demands it, or it can be an ocean of pain in which to swim a life when you are refused.
Somewhere deep in my soul I know that listening to that poetry, I offered a happy ocean to that little girl. How do I know? Because her smile was like a summer day, and as it was painted on her bright face, and I know for the little girl gave me back an ocean of happiness.
Is it so expensive a moment of love?
Thank you for reading it.
Have every single day blessed with love,
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