Love Is The Treasure

Follow the path and you may discover treasure beyond expectation. 

One evening, my daughter came upstairs into my room and handed me a treasure map. 

She pointed out where I was on the map and said if I followed the path she had drawn out, it would bring me to a treasure which was marked by an X.

Then she went back downstairs. 

As I looked over the map, I saw that it was a drawing of our home with the path leading me to the dining room.

I carefully followed the path out of my room, down the hall, around the corner, down the stairs, through the living room, and to the dining room. 

What I found there, where the X was clearly marked on the map, was my bright-smiled daughter sitting cross-legged atop the dining table (something we would normally discourage) holding a sign she had made while I was upstairs. 

The colorfully decorated sign read simply, “Daddy, I love you.” 

Love, as it turns out, is the treasure. 

‘Love Is The Treasure’ by Robert Van Valkenburgh

HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too in Budo. As in Budo, so too in Life. 

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