Let go of the ridiculousness and LOVE.
For the last two weeks I’ve been keeping a file of ridiculous stories…things people say…things people do. Like the woman who asked me to rub her pregnant belly so that her baby could have light skin and hair like me. Or the soccer announcer who said some very course things about me over the loudspeaker. Or the man who asked for one of our kids, when we said no, he got more personal in his asking.
I’ve written most of it all down, stored it up in my heart, rought it out from time to time, and laughed over it…or shook my head. Recently, though, I realized that it was time to let go of the ridiculousnesses and love. It’s awfully hard to love someone if I’ve got a list of “crazy” things they’ve done going on in my head. I can’t go out, continually wondering what wild things people are going to do to me.
So in order to get close to the people around me, in order to love them, I’ve decided to let go of all the things I see as ridiculous…to choose to forget it…and to love.