Hi, flower smellers! I’m loving the holiday weather from sunny Southern California. Christmas came a little early this year because last week I received my first Christmas gift. Better yet, I was told to open it and it was…
“This Tree Needs You” which is a replica of the sad looking tree in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” shown in the clip at the beginning of this post. I am sure this will be my favorite gift. The special always makes me cry and I love the symbolism of the tree. Linus’s states, “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”
My therapist tells me, I need a lot of love because I didn’t get that growing up and was told that I was bad. People who are “difficult” or “prickly,” just need a lot of love and acceptance too. Underneath the “prickliness” is usually a lot of hurt.
I always think that each and every person no matter how defended they are as that tree that just needs a little love. Granted some need a lot more to become full and beautiful and some won’t accept it. But, a little love goes a long way no matter what the response. This Christmas I wish for everyone to receive a little more love and acceptance to grow in beauty.
I also challenge you to show love to someone new in a different way.
What are some of your ideas in how to show a little love?
What have you done in the past to show a little love?
Or are you one that needs a little love and why…try to dig deep?