The fear of rejection may be one of the most basic fears in human nature. Here is a heart-warming story of a man who finally decided to ask his boss for a raise in salary. It was Friday. He told his wife that morning what he was about to do, All day the man felt nervous and apprehensive. Late in the afternoon he summoned the courage to approach his employer. To his delight, the boss agreed to a raise.
The man arrived home to a beautiful table set with their best china. Candles were lighted. His wife had prepared a festive meal. Immediately he figured that someone from the office had tipped her off!
Finding his wife in the kitchen, he told her the good news. They embraced and kissed, then sat down to a wonderful meal. Next to his plate the man found a beautiful lettered note. It read “Congratulations, darling! I knew you’d get the raise! These things will tell you how much I love you.”
While on his way to the kitchen, to get desert he noticed that a second card had fallen from her pocket. Picking it off the floor, he read: “Don’t worry about not getting the raise! You deserve it anyway! These things will tell you how much I love you.
Total acceptance! Total love. Her love for him was not contingent upon his success at work. In fact, just the opposite. If he were to fail at the office, if he were to be rejected by his boss he’d be all the more accepted at home. She stood behind him no matter what; softening the blows, healing the wounds, believing in him, loving him. We can be rejected by almost anyone if we’re loved by one.
It takes …
3 seconds to say, “I love you”,
3 minutes to explain it,
3 hours to demonstrate it,
3 days to appreciate it,
3 trimester to produce it,
But a LIFETIME to prove it!
The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.