There are times when I have wonderful experiences to share with my mother in person but if I sense she's not in the mood, I "keep them" until later when she's in a receptive state.
I had a friend who became emotionally distant. Whenever I had things I thought he would appreciate, I kept it in a file with the intention to share when he became receptive. When it did happen, I sent him the things I had been storing for him.
I have an Internet friend I enjoy exchanging jokes and photos with. When I don't hear from him for a while and I think about him, I usually receive a joke or photo from him. Recently when I had a thought about him and didn't hear from him, in thought I sent him my love and wished him well. About a week later when I still hadn't heard from him, I had a dream where I was discussing conditional and unconditional love with him. The next day I emailed him about my dream. My friend said he'd been feeling down and couldn't pull himself out of that mental state and he'd only just come out of that state. It's good to know that his mental state never separated us; I was still able to reach him in my dream.
If I can keep stuff for when I or people I care about are in a receptive frame of mind, imagine all the wonderful stuff the Universe has in store for each of us. I am reminded of the following passage from the Bible:
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2: 9I believe "prepared for them that love him" doesn't mean the things have only been prepared for the select few, they have been prepared for everyone. However, I'm not going to see, hear, or appreciate Love's infinite blessings if I'm too busy locked up in my thoughts dreaming dreams. The good news is regardless of my mental state, Love never gives up and will keep prodding me to see and accept the gifts that are always present.
Thank you, Love, for always showing me the gifts. When I am not feeling receptive, thank you for making me receptive.
Love never gives up and neither do I.
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