Stunned by what we saw, Emeril and I looked at each other in awe.
“Emeril, did you see…”
Nestled inside the box was a crystal globe with shimmering pink, blue and yellow lights. We stared at the glowing lights, wondering what they were. And what they did.
Carefully, I reached inside and picked up the globe by its thick black base and placed it in the center of the kitchen table. Emeril approached with a quizzical look in his eyes; his body tense with anticipation.
He gently nudged the globe with his head. As he rubbed against the globe, the lights become more vivid and turned a deep red. Emeril backed up quickly, his eyes open wide, and quickly denied doing anything wrong.
“Don’t worry Emeril. You didn’t do anything wrong.” I soothed.
But he did do something; he made it change colors. Would it change colors if I touched it too? As soon my fingertips grazed the globe, the colors changed once again. Now they were a swirling mix of light blue and white.
Emeril climbed into the box and began poking around. He gave a triumphant meow when he found a plain white envelope addressed to Tanya and Emeril. Inside was a small piece of white paper with a brief message typed on it.
This globe contains the colors of your love. Release it to the world.
Emeril and I sat quietly, contemplating the meaning of our gift. It’s true. Love is the most powerful force in the world. Often ignored or misused, it still stands ready to serve at a moment’s notice. We have an abundance of love to give and share. Do you?
Emeril and I send you a Christmas Gift full of our love. Please take it and pass it along.