In case anyone should happen to think that I believe I’m being followed by pickles, it’s my husband who reads my posts every day, and no matter how many likes, comments or shares my posts receive (or don’t) he still tells me I’m great.
I love that guy!
He is often amazed that I can see faces in the swirling pattern of a shower tile or condensation on an airplane window. So, when one day at lunch he looked down at his plate and saw a pickle that had fallen from his sandwich staring back at him with a sly smile, he took a photo of it with his phone and sent it to me.
I was having a particularly difficult day. His thoughtful, unsolicited act, as the song says, filled my heart with gladness, took away my sadness, and eased my troubles. That’s what he does. Damage and baggage can make even the best relationships a continuous work in progress; ours is no different. We get distracted, frustrated, tired. Sometimes we need to be reminded to reach out in small ways to the ones we love. Just to say, “You’re important to me. I’m thinking about you.”
Have a listen to Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately”