Love is friendship on fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through times good and bad. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
It is not my advice, but it is good advice, given by Ann Landers in her syndicated newspaper column, Ask Ann Landers, which ran for 56 years.
Ann was ahead of her times on many issues. That is why we read her column.
I loved reading Ask Ann Landers. Millions of Americans loved reading and taking the advice and did so for 56 years until the column ended. Ann was about forgiveness and compassion, and about love – the only emotion that gets us through all times.
Is there a shelf life on good advice?
Does it expire after 50 years, or after one is out of earshot? Like Ann said, you have to work at it, nourish it like a plant, give it a little TLC to make it grow.
Now, it seems like mother earth is due for a little love. Then, maybe love is not the answer to a world that has grown sullen and desperate, but it is sure worth a try.