Some questions are more important than others. I’m sure you’ve noticed this in life.
When my daughter was old enough to write sentences, (about 4 – she was in the first grade when she was 5). Whenever she thought she might be or did get into trouble I would find a folded up piece of paper with the same question on it.
There were always two boxes that she would add and I always had the choice of putting an “x” in either box.
Of course I always marked the ‘yes’ box. These notes continued until her teens at which point she determined my love was “unconditional” for the rest of our lives. Of course.
My point here “Unconditional Love” is so incredibly important in life. You see, it’s that other box and the potential of a “no” that can be so frightening for a child. Love should never be used as a leverage point. There should be no doubt!
And yes, as an adult loving unconditionally, does lay you open for potential hurt, but it is still the only way that love should be given – unconditionally. Life is too special for any other answer!
Hope your week is going well,
36 thoughts on “Do you love me, yes or no?”
I DO LOVE YOU PENNY! Ha ha ha! My oldest son has the habit of writing little notes tucked under my pillow anytime he misbehaves and I scold him!.
I think those notes are the most wonderful things to cherish. Excellent little pinpoint memories of love! I love you too Celestine (as a sister) and dear friend! xo
A humongous resounding YES on this one for me Penny! Hope you are having a wonderful week. 🙂
Thanks LuAnn, as you can see I’m online right now, but it has been busy, doing a lot of writing (on the side right now) and of course family (and visitor) type things too! All is well,and I am hoping all is going well with the two of you!
This seems to be the best time for me to get internet connectivity so here I am as well. Be sure to take care of you my busy friend. 🙂
Unconditional love is the best! Beautiful post, Penny! Hope you are doing well, my friend! xo
Hi Lauren, thank you my friend. Hope all is well with you too. Still a crazy schedule for me, but I stay hopeful in getting things better organized. xo
Agree so much with you and my children know that too!
You always say it so wonderfully! I tick the yes box too! 🙂
Of course you do Ute. I can’t imagine you not ever ticking the no box, not ever! And I know your children can’t either! 🙂 xo
Beautiful written, let me spell it B -E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L-
W-R-I-T-T-E-N and say it again “Beautiful written” . Just a little text about love and I think I felt some tears ( in a good way) 🙂
You are right .There should be no doubt 🙂
Your lullaby friend 😉
Hi Tina, you sweetie you, must be while I adore you my lullaby friend! Special hugs and love, 🙂 xo
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Thank you RoSy. Your “x Yes” to me means much, dear neighbor of mine! 🙂 xo
Sigh … thank you. like you, I have days when a simple yes like this one does just hit the spot (that was needed) Roxi!
Life is as simple as that but it all comes with age and experience whereas it should be taught from the childhood.
Yes Indira, you are absolutely correct. From birth on, my dear friend! xx
You have such a wonderful and talented way with words. Been reading your work and LOVE IT! Very inspiring.
Hi Millie, thank you so much. It is a pleasure for me to write and make a positive difference, as I can, again most sincere thanks.
You are inspirational. Keep being the light for others. Thank you for sharing.
Sometimes, parents make you believe that they won’t like you any longer if you get poor grades. It could be either a motivating factor for hard work or a frightening thing for the sensitive kids. Thought-provoking post
Thanks Padmini, it can be indeed. Much love to you this day! xo
AnElephantCant always choose wisely
He can’t ever find matching socks
But even he has learned
Where Penny is concerned
It is very easy to tick the right box
So very kind and sweet of you to say so. I am most flattered and happy with an elephants response! xo
Beautiful, Penny! …and yes, there can only be one kind of love, the unconditional one! 🙂 xxxxxxxxx + love! 🙂
Hi Marina, my favoritest artist and musician and lover of people and animals and life and … of course you believe in unconditional love … part of your makeup! 🙂 xxxxxxxxxx and a special plus “love”! xo
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a little kiss overload for my good good friend!!!!!
Mmmmmm that felt great, love across the miles, what an excellent way to head off to bed, which I’ll be doing shortly. Have a great week ahead Marina, much love to you, stay safe, 🙂 xoxoxo
Wow, so simple and yet so powerful…wonderful post Penny. Keep sharing the love:-) Blessings, H xxxx
Hi Harula, how are you doing dear friend? My life has been crazy busy recently, but all good, I will keep sharing the love and you also, which you do so well, many blessing back your way,
I’ll always answer yes with you Penny. You are so inspirational. You are a great person. Hope your week is going good
Thanks Alastair, busier than I’d like, but alls well, hope yours is going well also! Much love to you dear friend! 🙂 xo
Thank you Penny. Never seems time to relax, does there? lol
I’ve always thought unconditional love should be reserved for only those few who have earned it, but you got me thinking — how does one go about ‘earning’ unconditional love ? And, it may very well be that the only true love is the unconditional kind.
wow.. this thinking stuff is hard– no wonder I don’t do much of it. 😀
wonderful post, Penny.
I can thoroughly understand that yet I’ve learned the only way to earn unconditional love is to accept that which comes your way, which can be really hard – still worth it! Glad I helped you think a bit, you know you do that really ,really well my friend! 🙂 xo
that was a really wonderful post, Penny. 🙂