One of our regular readers, Paul Johnson, has sent me the same topic twice during the past year, hoping I would run it. I ignored the topic the first time because, you see, I’m a cynic (at least about Circle topics).

You see, Paul’s question doesn’t relate to pain and heartache. It relates to the art of showing love. It’s an upbeat topic, and I know from sad experience that every time I try to run an upbeat topic, it goes down in flames.

However, at Paul’s insistence I am running his letter anyway. Let’s see if you respond to it. I hope you do. Here it is:

Your many columns usually focus on someone’s problem(s). Perhaps you would consider focusing a column on love and only positive responses. No negative comments allowed.

It might be focused on something like one or more of the following:

  • What my spouse does that shows his/her love.
  • What I do to show my love to my spouse.
  • What I do to show my love to my children.
  • How love begets love.

What do you think? Would readers share their secrets with us? I’d like to hear what they have to say.

Paul Johnson

Well, Paul, I hate to pop your balloon, but if I’m right, they’re not going to tell us much of anything.

Readers, prove me wrong! It might be nice to have an upbeat topic once in a while. If you’d like to make Paul’s day, please respond to him by sending your letters to [email protected]“>[email protected]. Please do not use the form on this page, or your letter is likely to get lost. Just click that link right here in this paragraph and write an actual email to this address.

Frankly, I’ll be surprised to hear from you. But at the same time, it would be fun to read a topic about showing love to others. Readers, what do you say?

Until next week – Kathy

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”

C.S. Lewis

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