It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 7, Book 09

How To Install Love
Author Unknown
Customer Service (CS) Rep: Yes, Ma'am, how may I help you today?
Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install LOVE. Can you guide me through the process?
CS Rep: Yes, I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?
Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready to install now. What do I do first?
CS Rep: The first step is to open your HEART. Have you located your HEART ma'am?
Customer: Yes I have, but there are several other programs running right now. Is it okay to install while they are running?
CS Rep : What programs are running ma'am?
Customer: Let's see, I have PAST-HURT.EXE, LOW ESTEEM.EXE, GRUDGE.EXE, and RESENTMENT.COM running right now.
CS Rep: No problem. LOVE will gradually erase PAST-HURT.EXE from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory, but it will no longer disrupt other programs. LOVE will eventually overwrite LOW-ESTEEM.EXE with a module of its own called HIGH-ESTEEM.EXE. However, you have to completely turn off GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.COM. Those programs prevent LOVE from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ma'am?
Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?
CS Rep: My pleasure. Go to your Start menu and invoke FORGIVENESS.EXE. Do this as many times as necessary until GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.COM have been completely erased.
Customer: Okay, done. LOVE has started installing itself automatically. Is that normal?
CS Rep: Yes. You should receive a message that says it will reinstall for the life of your HEART. Do you see that message?
Customer: Yes I do. Is it completely installed?
CS Rep: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other HEARTS in order to get the upgrades."
Customer: Oops. I have an error message already. What should I do?
CS Rep: What does the message say?
Customer: It says "ERROR 412 - PROGRAM NOT RUN ON INTERNAL COMPONENTS. What does that mean?
CS Rep: Don't worry ma'am, that's a common problem. It means that the LOVE program is set up to run on external HEARTS but has not yet been run on your HEART. It is one of those complicated programming things, but in nontechnical terms it means you have to "LOVE" your own machine before it can "LOVE" others.
Customer: So what should I do?
CS Rep: Can you pull down the directory called"SELF ACCEPTANCE"?
Customer: Yes, I have it.
CS Rep: Excellent. You're getting good at this."
Customer: Thank you.
CS Rep: You're welcome. Click on the following files and then copy them to the "MYHEART" directory: FORGIVE-SELF.DOC, REALIZE-WORTH.TXT, and ACKNOWLEDGE-LIMITATIONS.DOC. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching any faulty programming. Also, you need to delete VERBOSE-SELF-CRITIC.EXE from all directories, and then empty your recycle bin afterwards to make sure it is completely and permanently gone erased.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My HEART is filling up with new files. SMILE.MPG is playing on my monitor right now and it shows that PEACE.EXE, and CONTENTMENT.COM are copying themselves all over my HEART. Is this normal?
CS Rep: Sometimes. For others it takes a while, but eventually everything gets downloaded at the proper time. So, LOVE is installed and running. You should be able to handle it from here. One more thing before I go.
Customer: Yes?
CS Rep: LOVE is freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everybody you meet. They will share it with other people and then return some similarly sacred modules back to you.
Customer: I will. Thanks for your help. By the way, what's your name?
CS Rep: You may call me the Divine Cardiologist, also known as The Great Physician, but most call me God. Many people feel all they need is an annual checkup to stay heart-healthy, but the Manufacturer suggests a schedule of daily maintenance for maximum efficiency. Put another way, keep in touch. . .

The little story above was a little lengthy, but it had some good advice in it, so I thought it was worth sharing. Connecting with others is what love is all about. And if we don’t take care of ourselves it is not as easy as it could be to help others when needed.
Every morning we start a new day and often we need a little help along the way to make it worthwhile. God’s mercies are new every morning and we are so blessed to be His recipients. Love is in our hearts and we only have to be willing to share it with others.

Saturday mornings are my favorite morning of the week. I get to catch up on my reading both online and off and fill my heart with all kinds of good and loving thoughts. Sometimes the good thoughts are interrupted by happenings not so great, but if I’ve taken the time to fill my self up no matter what happens there will still be love to share.
In all this reading and learning about love so far this month I’ve learned a few things that I didn’t know before, maybe you have too. I am always open to new things and sometimes things I’ve always thought I knew just needs to be refreshed. I might even look at them differently now.
There is still more to come on love and the heart. I’ll probably start up with a new subject after Valentines Day. The Angel of February gave me some wonderful ideas.


A house becomes a home when you can write,
'I love you' on the furniture
Author Unknown

‘On Ya’-ma


Unknown said...

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i will drop here everyday

Hollie said...

Thank you so much for sharing, "How to Install Love." I enjoyed reading this so much. If we all installed love in our hearts the world would be such a better place.

Love ya!

Jan said...

Great entry ,I loved the verse ,just off to write I love you on the furniture lol Jan xx

Linda said...

I loved the "how to install love" story!! Linda

Joyce said...

What a great share...loved it. Worth the read. You inspire me when I come by...nothing but good fills my heart...hugs and love,

Anonymous said...

that was a cute story, thanks for sharing it.

Cindi said...

stop by for a visit, I have something for you! ;)

Linda :) said...

That was a great story!!
Have a blessed Sunday! :)

Scrappy quilter said...

I loved it. Another great post.

Janie said...

lol That was a pretty cute little story... thanks for sharing. You find some neat things. Hope your weekend has been going well. Have a wonderful Sunday. Blessings, Janie

Anne said...

This was just beautiful. (such a great message!) Anne