Good morning on this cold and icy day. At least that is the way it is here in the Chicago area. I met a woman yesterday who shared with me a charming story, that i have asked permission to share. While we were speaking, I noticed that she was wering a Hershey's Kiss Necklace on. I asked about the necklace and she shared this story with me. She said that she is know for her kisses. She began this tradition with all of her nieces and nephews when they were just small tots. She would grab their face and cheeks and smother them with kisses...As the children grew they all had the secret word...it was Hershey;s kisses and that would be all that was needed for her to go into action. Even as the children grew into teenagers and then into adults, the tradition continued. She told me that when they grew and got married, she would deliver at the wedding a Champagnge kiss toast. She would purchase a hug, oversized kiss champagne glass and will it full of kisses...with the bride and grooms name on stickers on the bottoms to present the toast with so that they would have a life filled with love and kisses. How SWEET!! Excuse the pun! She has gotten all kinds of gifts and ornaments through the years from her sweet loved ones. She told me that she has a Christmas tree that is just filled with Kisses from her loved ones. She is working on collecting and getting together everything she can to redecorate her kitchen into a Kiss Kitchen. Filled will love. I think that the word KISS should be today's word., don't you. I think that this story was such an inspiration of how something like a kiss...big or small can leave such an impression. Know one ever forgets their first kiss! When was yours? Where was it done? With whom? Do you remember a mom's kiss on your forhead when you were ill? How about the first kiss your child willingly gave you? How about that kiss for no reason at all? how about that final kiss goodbye to someone? How about wishing for a kiss that you know you can no longer get? KISS...a memorable moment that lasts in our minds and hearts forever. A seal..a bond. Sealed with a kiss! Of couse their are other connotations for a kiss. LIKE...KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!..somehow I like the previous one better. Go back and think about how special those kisses are and pay it forward. Kiss someone today just because you care. And maybe then, ask them to pay it forward. Valentine's Day is coming...think of clever ways to incorporate those kisses. Think about ways of spreading a memory with a simple little kiss. Catch my kisses to you all.
Here is th quote for the day;
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
~Robert Herrick, "To Anthea (III)"MCTO; LCD