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The love tree

Colin Campbell
by Colin Campbell on 08/01/22 18:00

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HT to Reef for the song ‘Consideration’ (in the song consideration by Reef, he sings the line “I don’t think that kindness is a weakness”). 


I agree. 

I don’t think it’s weak to collaborate, I think it’s strong. 

Under most circumstances I think crying is a sign of an evolved individual. 

I think it rarely ever undermines an individual when they say sorry. 

I think love and compassion and empathy can be almost endless. 

About 6 months ago my wife, Alison, showed me an advert on a Facebook page for a miniature Dachshund (sausage dog). 

I was utterly against any notion of this, in a house which already has 3 teenage children, a 10 year old Labrador (who I love like a child) and 4 horses (one on loan to someone else). 

Alison and I both work (she is a Macmillan nurse for children) and my job is busy. 

The last thing I need is a f@ck*ng sausage dog to carry round on a dog walk. 

So, in true fashion in my house I made myself heard and Alison did what she wanted anyway. 

And so, Nelly arrived. 

I’ve always said this for years though, love is like a tree. 

I don’t love Isla (my 10 year old Labrador) less because Nelly’s here, neither do I love my children less, nor my wife. 

I just love Nelly too and I do. 

I have fallen in love with this little dog to the point where I would now probably step out in front of a car to save her, which is ridiculous coming from a position where I didn’t want her to come into the house in the first place. 

So, what’s the lesson here? 

The lesson for all of us is never to be afraid to love a bit more. 

It’s a bottomless well and it brings such joy and contentment beyond all of that garbage that we try to surround ourselves with in order to find those feelings, that it’s always worth giving a little bit more love. 

 

Blog Post Number - 2972 

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