I know, I know some would call this cheating, but I really want to write about the extraordinary, okay?
Webster defines the prefix “extra” as “beyond” what the root word means. So beyond ordinary. Better than ordinary. Most of the time ordinary is just fine, but sometimes, sometimes happenings come along that are so much more. These happenings for me are like jewels, sparkling where you least expect them.
Love is one of those extraordinary happenings. That’s Love with a capital ‘L’ not lust, not like, not “you’re fun to be with.” I wrote earlier about unconditional love. That’s the kind of love I’m talking about here.
I've experienced unconditional love in several ways. From my parents, of course, they, as most parents do, loved their children no matter what we did. For my children because I, as a parent and grandparent, love my children and grandchildren no matter what they do.
I believe in the Divine and the unconditional love that comes to all of us from our Great Creator who, like a parent loves us no matter what we do. My daughter-in-law lent me a book to read titled When God Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life by Squire Rushnell. This small volume speaks to how we can use the “untapped power of coincidence to vastly improve our lives.”
Then there’s the unconditional love or a partner. I believe I've experienced this kind of love twice. Once was many years ago when I was in high school. The feelings I had lingered long past the time the relationship ended. I thought perhaps the relationship might be rekindled when God winked almost three years ago. But I’m not so good with long distance relationships. But we are in touch and the friendship is there.
The other time began about a year ago when God winked again. After shaky starts and stops, this time has blossomed into a real partnership of unconditional love. I am so glad it’s finally my turn to experience the X-traordinary! This story is still unfolding just as the path on the heart to the left keeps going.