not long ago,
a student came by to give me a gift,
he is a professional athlete of world renown.
as such, he is sponsored by a giant of a company that makes, among other things, shoes.
sport shoes in particular, of which they give him many free pairs.
this fellow came by with a generous selection of new sport shoes in a bag.
he said "here, take a pair, or two if you like".
my friend is a young man who is wise beyond his years,
perhaps even beyond his own awareness as such.
you see, he was practicing a great truth of human living:
when you receive a gift, one of the finest things you can do with it is share it.
he also reminds me that we can give our love away as if we had an unlimited supply,
because we do...