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Nutbrown Hare

Guess how much I love you?

Guess how much I love you, says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that’s just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare’s love for him.

I went over my bookshelf lately and Sam Mc Bratney’s book, illustrated by Anita Jeram fell in my hands. I am sure, if you have kids, you know the book; and if not, its worth buying.
My wife gave it to me as a present years ago. I hadnt looked at it for long, and yet its simplicity & love struck me. The words are simple, direct and true.

Now, I am sure, I am far from being the role model husband. I had my very dark moments, as we probably all have ever now and again (no excuse!). And yet, I never doubted the love I had for my wife and she had for me. I hope you can say the same for your relationship with your partner or your kids.

If not, you deserve to be loved to the moon and back and so does your partner. Don’t stay in a toxic relationship, don’t deny another person the love, don’t deny self love.

Love and relationships has been holding mankind together since thousands of years. „The surest indicator of the success of a relationship is not whether or not there are arguments, moments of fury, stretches of loneliness or incidents of betrayal. It is, quite simply, whether or not two people want to be together.

If they do, and if they firmly know this of themselves and of the other, then pretty much every obstacle can be overcome. The fractious current state of a relationship is never enough to doom it. Saying in the heat of an argument that one hates one’s partner and wishes to divorce them tomorrow morning (or worse) means nothing whatsoever. All that matters is the underlying concrete intention that one carries in one’s heart and which – surprisingly – people often don’t share either with their partner or with themselves… until it’s too late.“ (School of Life)

When did you say, „I love you“ lately?

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