Love is like water: it has three states of being and is essential for life. Love starts as a feeling, I love you because I feel good around you. I don’t have to do anything for you. This is like steam, it is hot and energetic but it is difficult to hold and fades quickly. If you get past stage one, Love becomes an exchange of actions and feelings. You give to me and I feel good. I give to you, so you feel good. This is like liquid water, it sloshes around and is difficult to manage when you carry it with you. It can sustain you but you cannot build on it. In the final stage, Love becomes a decision, an act of will. I will give to you because I will sacrifice myself. Then Love is like ice: solid, immovable, strong.

The invisible people What happens when we aren’t in the public’s eye any longer? Have you ever noticed or been a recipient of the “ invisible person syndrome”? Did you retire, or are you in bad health suddenly? There are many reasons why we become invisible. But the facts remain we are. We can’t always make the meetings or church. But we are still here. Maybe we need some help with things we can’t do anymore. Maybe we just need encouraged occasionally. Especially as friends or family begin to die off. Our own vulnerabilities become obvious . Please don’t think that our children are taking care of us because they have lives too and don’t always realize we aren’t the same person anymore. Please don’t just think we are ok, check on us once in awhile. We did not always choose to become invisible.