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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, September 04, 2010

How much can our heart hold?

You ever think about that - if our heart has a certain limit of love?

I know as an adult you know 'head wise' the answer. Do you ever remember your children having a hard time grasping this idea?

"I love you the most". "I can't love so and so and then so and so too!"

Can't we? Can't our hearts open up and love without limits?

"Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much the heart can hold. ~
Zelda Fitzgerald

"In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart," Sigmund Freud.

"A good heart," wrote Shakespeare, "Is worth gold."


The answer to yesterday's riddle is the word NOTHING. Some of you smarties got it - I don't think I would have if I didn't get the answer! lol

Another riddle.

You have feed, 1 chicken, and 1 fox. They have to get over the waterfall to the other side in a basket. Only one thing in a basket at a time. The chicken eats feed. And the fox eats chicken.

How do they all three get to the other side - without being eaten? (Who goes in the basket - in what order?). This is a riddle my GS had!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think our capacity to love is endless!

Nothing, would never have gotten that!

Have a great Saturday!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sandie! I have missed you! I am trying to catch up the post commenting but slipping and failing badly! I love it here! Love is the measure of all things! Even God gave us the greatest gift of all in love. This was a wonderful post. I have heard that chicken and fox story before so I would have cheated already knoiwing the answer! If I didn't I never would have gotten it! HeeHee. Happy Labor Day weekend to you. Nick runs today! Pryers please! Colorful COlorado hugs to you! Anne

Thena said...

It amazes me at times the love I feel for others. Me and Makayla has this thing sometimes. I tell her I love her a wagonfull, and she will tell me she loves me a bucketfull, and so on. But she ends it with I love you just the way you are. That just gave me an idea for a post. Because that's just how God loves us, just as we are.

A Hopeful Heart said...

I definitely agree that our capacity to love is endless. Any mom would agree, as she loves ALL of her children "to the moon and back."

I was right on the "nothing." BUT...I have no clue about the chicken, the feed, and the fox. I'll have to wait for you to tell us, and then I'll say, "Of course, why didn't I figure that out."

Happy day to you,

That corgi :) said...

love the answer to the riddle; I should have gotten it because I knew nothing could have been greater than God. I think with love, I think our capacity is endless, however, I would love to learn to love more unconditionally than I love right now........

have a great weekend Sandie!


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That reminds me of when I found out I was PG with my second child, I really wanted him had planned him, I cried for a month cause I thought there was no way I could every love him as much as my first child...I was totally in love with him and just knew I'd never be able to love another child like that, but how wrong I heart grow 10 sizes when I held my 2d little one and I realized no matter how many I had my heart was big enough to love them all equally. Isn't God's love wonderous. Because I know he loves us all the same way.
Happy Sat to you my friend.

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I love Molly's comment! I remember feeling that way too for a little when I was pregnant with my son.

I'm thinking the fastest way to get all 3 over the falls is to have the fox ride over with the feed and then send the chicken over. That couldn't be right now! lol

Have a Wonderful Labor Day weekend!

BECKY said...

Hi Chatty! Trying to catch up on some blog reading and commenting this weekend! Loved all your past few days riddles and jokes! :)

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

aha! I got it, lol. I'm laughing because I had heard it before and remembered the answer....nothing.

I'll have to think of the riddle but first I'll eat some breakfast so the brain can work a little better.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Jenny said...

Good morning.

Isn't it wonderful when we finally learn that love doesn't have to be quantified. The capacity to love is endless.

The capacity to solve riddles, though, for people like me is finite.

So I won't even try.

Susan said...

Our capacity to love is truly unending.

My capacity to figure out riddles, however, is very limited. ha!

I think the fox and feed inside him go first, then the chicken?????

Take care, Sandie

Jo said...

N-O-T-H-I-N-G....boy I was way off.

*chicken,fox and chicken feed?hummm,lets see...hummmm,one basket,one at the time:
Answer: the chicken(why?cause it wants to get to the other side,hehehe) goes across. Go back and bring the fox across, and bring the chicken back to the other side of the river and drop off the chicken, then go and bring the feed across, and finally go back for the chicken and bring it across....I cheated,I had heard this before.What do I WIN!hehehe

Nezzy said...

Our hearts are big enough to hold all the love we allow it to.

The riddle....been there done that but it's always a hoot!

God bless ya and have a marvelous Labor Day weekend!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Like jello, there's always room for!

Donna B said...

The older I get, the more love I can give. I remember when I was pregnant with my second daughter, I worried if I would love her as much as my firstborn...boy, was I in for a lesson!

When she arrived and was handed to me like a baby burrito all wrapped tigtly in her pink blanket, I felt like I had been rolled over by a a huge, chocolate frosted donut. The realization of my capacity to love, carried me away to cotton candy clouds...

She was the sweetest and easiest to raise...what a joy.

Jane said...

Good morning Sandie - hope that this finds you well. I'll pass on the riddle - I'm not good at figuring those things out!