Love is encouragment – I was overwhelmed today … a lot on my plate at work, a lot going on emotionally within. The only way I can describe my emotions was as if I had reactional tsunamis occurring a few times through the day when I least expected them. It wasn’t until m’Love talked with me and processed through the realities instead of the expectations and pressures I sometimes put on myself, that I was able to feel a peace, an “ok-ness”. He encouraged me and loved me regardless of how my mood was.
Love is graciousness – Amidst a storm of an emotion earlier in the day, I happened to be on the phone with my Dad. It really is true when you’re told the people that you are most comfortable with are the ones that get to see ALL of your colors! Even though I could’ve handled myself allot better, and we were both frustrated, I knew that in asking for his forgiveness, when he said he would … he really meant it. That in and of itself is a blessing of love I could never have asked for more of.
Love is listening – I had the chance to just talk with one of my cherished of friends when I got home. In the course of our conversation, I began to unravel thoughts and spots my mind had been wandering for the past while. Most of it had nothing to do with the day that I had just been through, but either way, I know she would have listened still with the same intent. It’s one thing to think a thought to yourself, and it’s another to feel the freedom to share it in safe company knowing that you will reap the benefit of their input and/or support behind you regardless of what you say.
Love is really a wonderful gift … if it’s between the love of my life, family, or friends, its a blessing that is incredibly and benevolently showered over me. I love all y’all!
pic pix: Chester Lake ‘Heart’, 14.Aug.10