It's Five-Minute Friday, hosted by Kate Montaung. The challenge is to write for five minutes on a given "theme word", posted by Kate on Thursday night...and then stop when the timer dings.
There will be a two week hiatus from Five-Minute Fridays over Christmas and New Years', but I will be here.
Today's word is adore.
The first thing that came to mind was a college anecdote - a young man walked into the library, and from the open door called out to the rather pretty girl at the checkout desk (on whom he had a major crush), "Je t'adore!"
Without looking up, she replied, "Shut it yourself."
Have you ever had one of those moments in your marriage, when you want to make an adoring gesture, and it just falls completely flat?
What do you do?
The worst thing to do is,of course, pull back, and not try that again. The thing is, marriage is all about embarrassment, humiliation, and feeling like an idiot...because you are with someone who recognizes that you can indeed be pretty dumb, and is free to call you on it.
So, what do you do?
Pick up your ego, shake off the dust and gravel, and have another go.
That's what adoration is all about. It's not expecting a specific return.
It's a gift.
Whoa! FOUR minutes!
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