In honor of Valentines Day, this is my gift to you.
Love is displayed in many forms. As the years pass, your desire for
flowers and romance may wane along side the lust and energetic ways of youth. In return,
love displays itself in subtle, yet powerful, parts of our every day lives. For example, a
gentle foot touch whilst sitting at opposite ends of the couch is a little slice
of love. Maybe it's that hand holding in the family caravan, en route to the
umpteenth soccer game that weekend. Maybe love is simply sharing the household
Here are some of my favorites:
Love is sharing a tender moment: a passionate hug and a sweet
soft lipped kiss - only to have the bonds of your union solidified by the
interruption of your youngest child, said child wanting to be the middle of the
Love is arguing; over the stupid stuff and over the
Love is made sweeter by apologies and make-ups.
hearing your oldest child tell you she loves you, unprompted.
having your "swagalicious" (his word, not mine) son kiss you goodbye every day when
being dropped off for school - regardless of who may be looking.
Love is a friend; listening, hugging, tough-loving, laughing, crying and
laughing some more.
Love is a favorite song on the radio to start your
Love is finding your favorite Jelly Belly jelly bean, in my case, juicy pear or buttered popcorn.
Love is a beautiful sunrise, reminding you of the precious
qualities of life, but also of a new day to shine bright and start anew.
Love is caring for
aging family; pulling memories in tight, holding on forever.
furry; four-legged creatures there, whenever you need them for a snuggle or two or perhaps a lick or a purr.
Love certainly is more than a box of chocolates; and you certainly do not ever really know what you are going to get but you can be sure it will be pretty sweet.
Whatever piece you choose, love is a great emotion and may be shared freely.
On this Valentines Day, tell someone you love them - show them, too.