The Readings just sum up the day so well. Thanks so much guys and enjoy the photos! “I Like You” by Sandol Stoddard Warburg
I like you and I know why. I like you because you are a good person to like. I like you because when I tell you something special, you know it's special And you remember it a long, long time. You say, Remember when you told me something special And both of us remember
When I think something is important you think it's important too We have good ideas When I say something funny, you laugh I think I'm funny and you think I'm funny too Hah-hah! I like you because you know where I'm ticklish And you don't tickle me there except just a little tiny bit sometimes But if you do, then I know where to tickle you too You know how to be silly That's why I like you Boy are you ever silly I never met anybody sillier than me till I met you I like you because you know when it's time to stop being silly Maybe day after tomorrow Maybe never Too late, it's a quarter past silly Sometimes we don't say a word We snurkle under fences We spy secret places If I am a goofus on the roofus hollering my head off You are one too If I pretend I am drowning, you pretend you are saving me If I am getting ready to pop a paper bag, then you are getting ready to jump HOORAY
That's because you really like me You really like me, don't you And I really like you back And you like me back and I like you back And that's the way we keep on going every day
And I like you because when I am feeling sad You don't always cheer me up right away Sometimes it is better to be sad You can't stand the others being so googly and gaggly every single minute You want to think about things It takes time
I like you because if I am mad at you Then you are mad at me too It's awful when the other person isn't They are so nice and hoo-hoo you could just about punch them in the nose
I like you because if I think I am going to throw up then you are really sorry You don't just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all that You say, maybe it was something you ate You say, the same thing happened to me one time And the same thing did
If you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me one If I find four, I give you two If we only find three, we keep on looking Sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don't
If I break my arm, and if you break your arm too Then it's fun to have a broken arm I tell you about mine, you tell me about yours We are both sorry We write our names and draw pictures We show everybody and they wish they had a broken arm too
I like you because I don't know why but Everything that happens is nicer with you I can't remember when I didn't like you It must have been lonesome then
I like you because because because I forget why I like you but I do So many reasons
Even if it was the 999th of July Even if it was August Even if it was way down at the bottom of November Even if it was no place particular in January I would go on choosing you And you would go on choosing me Over and over again That's how it would happen every time I don't know why I guess I don't know why I really like you Why do I like you I guess I just like you I guess I just like you because I like you
A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton
The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.
Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur. The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur's cage with kind words and loving thoughts.
I like this Dinosaur, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny. He is also quite clever although I will not tell him this for now.
I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur. She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice. She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a Dinosaur.
But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. He is also overly fond of things. Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?
But her mind skips from here to there so quickly, thought the Dinosaur. She is also uncommonly keen on shopping. Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?
I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. For they are part of what make him a richly charactered individual. I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, thought the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with beautiful thought and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.
Now the Dinosaur and Lovely Other Dinosaur are old. Look at them. Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs. And that, my friends, is how it is with love. Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together. For the sun is warm. And the world is a beautiful place.