Ah February . . . The Month of Love!
In The Good Eggs, Chapter 6, Ms. Poach shows her appreciation for the great job the Eggs did in the play last month by presenting them with a small crystal heart. With Valentine’s Day coming up, the Eggs, in turn, decide they want to do something nice for Ms. Poach. Peggy, already down about her situation at home, realizes she has lost the crystal heart Ms. Poach had given to her. It meant so much to Peggy – knowing that Ms. Poach loved her. It turns out that Benedict found Peggy’s crystal heart by the swing set, but he doesn’t want to give it back.
“Love works best when it is given away”
The Eggs needed to convince Benedict that it was the right and loving thing to do to give Peggy back her crystal heart. Benedict must have really given some thought to the Eggs’ advice, because after he tripped and broke Peggy’s crystal heart, he decided to give her his own. He told the Eggs he gave Peggy the crystal heart because they told him that “love works best when it is given away.” Peggy heeded the advice, too, because she decided she was going to give the crystal heart to her parents since they were having a hard time and needed some love.
Love really is the answer!
Is love really the answer? Yes! We have all heard the phrase “love is the answer.” There has been more than one song written to attest to this truth. If love is the answer, what is the question? The question is, “What is life?” Love is the answer to life. What is the purpose of life? – to love! Love is the best response in all situations of life. Love wins every time. These may all sound like greeting card clichés, but every single one of them speaks truth. If we take the meaning and expression of love truly seriously, it can never be denied, forsaken, or absent.
This week . . .
Concentrate on your own actions. How many times do you show REAL love? How many times are you afraid to show love? Take your own mental inventory and see how you do.
Give your love away . . . after all, you are a Good Egg!
See you next week!
S. Ciara Mitaro