L.O.V.E. The single most important emotion out there, has gotta be love. Loving someone, feeling love from another and loving things give us that warm, tingly, deliriously happy feeling. Without love we are often lonely and unhappy…chasing a feeling, an emotion that makes us all feel whole again.
Being In Love…
Oh how I love being in love! Isn’t it just the best feeling EVER?! I’ve been deeply in love 3 times. One of those times affected me greatly, and I have written about it here. I feel lucky to have experienced deep love more than once …it gives me hope that I will experience it again!
What is it about being in love (when it’s reciprocated!) that is so important to everyone? For me it’s the beautiful connection shared with someone. Being in a loving relationship with a man makes me happy! In fact, when I think back at the times I’ve been the happiest, it’s always been when I’m in love. It makes me feel like I’m not alone, that I’m protected, cared for, cherished, really ‘liked’ by someone and that I have a partner in crime – a best friend – to always chat to, make love to, laugh with and experience and create beautiful moments with. Aaaah, it’s all flooding back to me…that lovin’ feeling!
Being in love makes me feel safe. It makes me feel like I’m part of something special and meaningful, and that’s really important to me…to have meaning in my life. Of course there are lots of other things that give my life meaning, such as family, my friends, my career and making others happy, but being in love with someone is extremely meaningful to me…as it is to most of us.
Love is like a drug. It gives you a high that you never want to come down from. It picks you up and takes you on a blissful journey of rapture, making you feel so good inside!
Feeling Love From Another…
What a gift that is…to be loved by someone. Everyone needs to be loved, and probably is loved by many. The love I have and feel from my family holds a big place in my heart. Nothing beats the unconditional love I feel from my family, my parents in particular. I can really piss them off with something, yet know they will always love me. And that feels good, right? To know that no matter what happens, your family are always gonna love ya! In most cases at least!
Love truly makes the world go round. Imagine what kind of a world we’d live in if there was no such thing as ‘love’. It’s hard to imagine and it makes me feel sad that some people miss out on love.
Friendships also make the world go round. We may not always tell our friends we love ‘em, but the bond between close friends is a special thing, and sometimes our friends become our family. I think everyone needs to tell their friends they love them from time to time.
‘Things’ I love…
There’s also objects, places, vocations, hobbies and activities to love. I make a concerted effort to invite and surround myself with the things I love…it doesn’t always work out that way of course, but I try to be mindful of it!
25 things I love include:
- exercising & being healthy
- good coffee
- travel & culture
- weekend trips away with friends
- the ocean – looking at it, swimming in it, lying on the sand
- food and wine
- fine dining
- being cooked for (such a treat!)
- baking Sarah’s Wilson’s sugar-free desserts!
- flowers – especially when they’re bought for me!
- watching movies and relaxing
- writing for my blog and being creative
- hanging out with friends
- helping others achieve their weight-loss goals
- educating people and myself
- spirituality/personal development
- arty stuff – acting, art, photography, theatre
- fashion and SHOPPING!
That took me about 2 minutes and I easily could have written more. Your turn! What are 25 things you love? Let it flow freely from you without too much thought. It’s a good exercise to do every so often to remind yourself of the little things in life you love and that make you happy
What is it about LOVE that makes YOU happy? Leave a comment below