Thank You, AlanisOne of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter."
- James Earl Jones
Alanis Morissette's 'Thank You' song has been running through my head these days - as the gratitude tour continues to roll through New England. I know I keep saying thank you and I am starting to annoy even myself.
I once told Deech that I worry that the more a person says something, the less they really mean it. Things like, good morning, God Bless You, how are you, I'm sorry, I love you, thank you. You say these phrases over and over and over until it's just a reflex or it's the obvious response and before you know it, you've lost the true meaning that was originally intended. Or the words suddenly seem small and insignificant compared to the enormity of the feeling.
Did you ever look at your child and realize that "I love you" didn't nearly cover it? Or stand with a friend who has experienced great loss and know that "I'm sorry" is never going to cut it? Or find yourself so indebted to and humbled by such a large group of people that you just didn't know what else to say, other than THANK YOU?
Well, I'll just leave it at that. For now...