I've been reading another Fannie Flagg novel, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, and one part in it particularly struck me as I read it. As the set up goes, the main character is speaking with God and he asks her what her favorite part about being a human being was, She listed off a myriad of things, but as I read the question, I snapped out of the story and thought,"Oh, that's easy. If God asked me what my favorite part was, I'd have to say love."
Sure, I have countless other things to list: flowers, food, music, sweet tea, air conditioning, my pets (animals in general), the ocean, among other things, but love would be at the top. What a blessing that we're able to experience it. Whether we're loving our children or our family (a spouse, a partner, a grandparent), our home, our craft...doesn't matter because it just feels good to feel love.
Thank God for it.