Saturday, March 13, 2010

Valentines can be everyday...

I really enjoyed celebrating Valentines this year. I don't know why, but I felt a profound shift and a longing to really celebrate, and let my family and friends know how much I love them, and what they mean to me. So today, almost a month has passed, and I decided that I should take down this big red heart from the front door to put away in storage for another year.

There was a lot of hesitancy in taking it down, I kept asking myself, why can't everyday be "Valentines Day?" Why do we have to wait for a certain specified "holiday" every year to celebrate love? Why not come out of our hiding places and be in love every day?

Fear seems to hold a lot of people back from doing, saying, being, passionate about life, people, and things that are important to them.

I have experienced the stifling effect of fear on numerous occasions in my life, (more than I care to remember.)

Writing this blog about Finding Love is changing my world. Each and every day I look for ways to find and share love, sometimes its in the smallest, simplest ways, and sometimes in the very obvious and profound. I'm finding that its the very act of "looking" that is changing me the most and my outlook. Its very subtle, yet very strong/reinforcing at the same time. Most importantly, it feels right to me to be living the daily practice of "Finding Love."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your commitment to thoughtful dialogue each day! I love your generous heart and beautiful soul expressions. Hugs, Morgan

Carol said...

Did I tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog? Please keep writing (I know you will) and sharing. I also love receiving your email notice even though it came in everyday, now it became part of my routine to receive it. So keep blogging. I love you.
Carol

Carol said...

I forgot to tell you that I can see a reflection of a house in the heart shape - a beautiful picture!