Feeling the LOVE
Its a common statement these days. You Hear everyone yell it out loud or say it in jest. "I'm feeling the LOVE" to whomever they are picking on, teasing or sending a subtle message to that indeed, they are feeling the opposite. It's a sarcastic statement attempting to make a negative sentiment and express it in the form of a colloquialism.
When so many in the world long for love, need love want love that a common phrase these days is to highlight the lack of love that one is feeling. Or, worse yet, to in jest highlight that someone NEEDS love and isn't getting any. Hardly a topic I personally would joke about.
Love is important, there is never enough of it to go around and someone ALWAYS needs more. Even us old cynical types that profess to be misanthropes at times... yes, we need love as well :-)
Having said that, I thought I would take a moment to highlight what it means to FEEL the LOVE literally.
Because I just FELT the LOVE and the emotion and uplift that a person can get from it is truly a wonderful thing.
Since I generally come across as a grumpy old propeller head (thats geek to the GenX'ers out there) I thought I would dispel that myth a bit and share something from my warm and fuzzy side
There are all kids of LOVE and all of them are important. To me though, one of the best kinds of love is the kind that you do for someone unbeknown to them with no expectation of getting anything in return. Selfless love that someone gives to someone else just because they care.
Yes, I can go on and on abut physical love and how it can fall into this category as well, but I wont. Most of us are adults and know where I am going with this. The rest of you.... yeah well, check YouTube for an instructional video or something.
The love I am talking about is sentimental. Its based on thought, emotion and deep caring. Its kind of like getting a present from your grandmother where she makes you something that YOU love and sends it to you because you were on her mind. Selfless love, designed to make someone feel special. Something that will allow them to
FEEL the LOVE !
Today was one of those days for me and I have to admit, it was one of the nicest things I have ever experienced and a wonderful way to end my day.
Selfless love is special when you give it to someone because it is all about making someone else feel loved and special (ok... really I know its hard but TRY and not go down the sex road here... geeze)
Selfless love is based on knowing someone, what they like, what they need, want or aspire to have, be or do. Selfless love is a kind of love where you can express the importance of someone by showing them you listen to them, care about their feelings, appreciate them or relate closer to them than others.
To, in the love department this is the kind that resonates the most, has the largest impact and clearly demonstrates how someone feels about you. When you get this kind of love there is no doubting the message and it FEELS WONDERFUL.
Shame we can't bottle that feeling, or make a scratch and sniff out of it so it can be shared (What really... sex again... STOP IT WOW... talk about a one track mind).
Today was my day and .... boy did I FEEL the love.
Most that know me, realize that I have a certain proclivity for ROUND food. Meaning, Pizza, hamburgers etc. But NOTHING is better to me than....
.... COOKIES !!!
And, nothing shows love more to me than cookies.
Why you ask..?
Because baking takes time. Its not especially easy and not everyone is good at it. When you create anything for someone else it is an act of love. Much like drawings children do for their parents, creating, cooking or baking to me is a sign of love. Nothing makes me happier than COOKIES except when they are home made and made for ME !
The package I received today was more than that though.
More you ask..?
Yes... more..... how...?
My package was filled with BECAUSEs (yes I know there isnt a plural for Because, but I had several of them in this package and that along with COOKIES is what made it over the top special... to me).
What are BECAUSEs ...?
They were small gifts that tie back to statements, wants, desires or thoughts I have had over the last several months. Only someone that knows me can send me BECAUSEs . Only someone that loves you can send you BECAUSEs that the second you see them and experience them you cant help but smile. (Insert warm and fuzzy feeling here)
Today I received some WONDERFUL cookies (yes the crumbs are ALL over my keyboard) and
Because I miss mine
Because I ran out
Because its funny
and COOKIES.... because I apparently whine too much and need to stop.
All of these things were an expression of love, knowledge and understanding.
What an amazing way to end my day..... I would share if I could. Seriously, I would.
Why would I share these things...?
Well, its simple. I would share BECAUSE we ALL need to feel that kind of love one time or another. Its the kind of love that regardless of what is holding you down, depressing you or making you blue you cant help but feel good when you get it. You must FEEL THE LOVE, and that is truly a good thing.
So... for all of my friends and followers out there, I raise a cookie in your name and hope that sometime soon you can FEEL some sort of love. I also wish you many BECAUSEs along with it.
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