This is Peanut Butter Brickle. The love word. As timeless as time. As beautiful as beauty. Lovely as love.
You may not know this, but I feel things pretty deeply. It’s better for me not to show it often. I think that when I let it out, the feelings are too overwhelming. And happiness and sadness about the feelings seems to collide. That’s deep, huh?
This week hasn’t been easy so far. We’ve moved around a lot. There has been freezing rain and cold. Places that didn’t allow dogs. But life is never perfect unless I’m looking in the mirror. And you can’t do that all day. Actually I can.
But with trials comes appreciation for the good days. And definitely, being able to rely on ones you love is valuable. Not everyone has that. I know that. So I picked a day to allow myself to feel the love. And the love turned into loooove.
Yes. That’s a word.
It wasn’t easy to change gears into feeling on the outside. For so many years, it’s been easier not to. I almost lost my best friend a few months ago. And since then, Digby and I have relied more on each other.
I let him have a little more attention from Girl Person. I even share my nightly matzo crackers. That’s loooove.
With Girl Person, she kisses and talks to me so much, it’s easier to ignore it. But anyone can tell I love her too. I’m not sure any two individuals could loooove each other more. Or count on each other more.
Boy Person things I growl at him because I don’t like him.
But the truth is, sometimes I want him to know he doesn’t have to be the strong one. I want him to know he doesn’t have to protect us alone. I want to help. That’s loooove.
If I can pick a day to show the looove, can you? Are there ones you haven’t told lately that you loooove them? Don’t think they will just know. It doesn’t work that way, although we would like to think so.
Being loveable isn’t just something that happens. To be shown love, we have to show love. Now is the time. It won’t be easy to feel what we feel. It’s hard to feel. But that’s what makes us better.
Do I looove you? I do. And I’ll take this time to tell you. No matter where we are, where we go, what we do, you’ve shown us love for many years. And today is the day I just licked your face to show you. Yes. That’s peanut butter.
–Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle