Contemplating a quote today from Maya Angelou about the persistence of love…
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
Persistent love jumps and leaps over fences and walls spreading hope around.
But persistent love, the kind that lasts, is not a forever flowery endeavor. Sure, there may be flowery moments, but love can be challenging, especially when tough love is needed and necessary. (Tough love = persistent love with accountability muscles.)
Persistent love keeps on growing, even amidst piles of rubble. Somehow persistent love finds a way (even if it’s not the way we were planning.) There may be loss and piles of heartache, but persistent love can (in time) rise above trampled heart hurts with healing and Hope (the capital ‘H’ kind.)
Here’s to persistent love, the kind that overcomes barriers of all shapes and sizes with courage, grace and the fragrance of Hope (and new beginnings!)
Virginia : )
p.s. If your hope needs a little help, here’s sage advice from Charles M. Schulz: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”