Posted by Hannah Etsebeth | Posted in Musings | Posted on 06-02-2010
Tags: Chick fil a, Dan Cathy, Ever After, love
I love Chick-fil-a… Not a romantic love (although we did toss the idea around for awhile), but more of a… “I love everything about how you taste” kind of love. But the thing I love most about Chick-fil-a is that the leadership has a voice that goes beyond a brand. They are a voice for family, faith and apparently even love. Dan Cathy, CEO of this amazing gift to our country, wrote a post this week that really has me thinking. In his post he said,
As I look on their marriage and the marriages around me, I am struck by a simple truth – Love is hard. I wish it was rainbows and sunny days all the time, but it’s just not. And one of the hardest things about love is that to experience it, you have to be willing to experience grief.
You don’t get to hand pick the things you want to open your heart to and the things you want to keep out. To open your heart to love is to open your heart to wide range of emotional experiences. To surrender your heart to love is to surrender your heart to a world of feelings and situations. One of which, is grief.
I really don’t have much more to add to that. I just agree. To open yourself to love is risky business. Likely no matter how amazing it is, it probably will include hurt at some point. However, love is worth it. And any chance I get to love, I vow to choose it. Even if it hurts in the end, I want to love bigger today than I did yesterday. Because a life without love, is no life at all. (Yes, that’s from Ever After)Tweet