Love brings happiness and joy. Love is trust. Love is security. It should be more like what *does* love do, rather than what *would* love do….because that implies that love isn’t already present in our lives.
But then I can also say Showing love would bring a smile to someone else’s face….it would brighten their day…it could turn around their mood and outlook on the day or on life…
Just go with the flow and let things happen. Remember that you are responsible for choosing your own happiness.
It could help…I suppose the question is made me less fearful of what? That others don’t care? Perhaps less fearful of death. Maybe gratefulness is like reassurance…
Mountains. I always wanted to live somewhere where I could see them first thing walking out my door —- that happened for a brief period when I lived just outside LA. At that time I also had a view of them from my office window downtown. Back on the east coast, the Green Mountains in Vermont hold a special place in my heart. I hope someday I’ll get a chance to spend part of the year living there.
Expectations….maybe easier said than done. But having these ideas in my head about how something should be that differ from what is in reality, just leads to sadness and disappointment. If I let go of that, would happiness fill the vacant space?
The day I met my partner for the first time – I felt so happy and full of hope for the future.
cats. My partner lost his two 13 year old cats in the past year – both rather suddenly- and with little explanation….I lost my last cat quite suddenly as well to a stroke /heart attack. These little beings are so fragile. Yet as I sit outside in the mornings I’m greeted by the outdoor cats who I feed who have no real homes, but are still comfortable enough to come close enough to pet. These little guys have just endured one of the worst storms we’ve had in years, yet I still see t...
cats. My partner lost his two 13 year old cats in the past year – both rather suddenly- and with little explanation….I lost my last cat quite suddenly as well to a stroke /heart attack. These little beings are so fragile. Yet as I sit outside in the mornings I’m greeted by the outdoor cats who I feed who have no real homes, but are still comfortable enough to come close enough to pet. These little guys have just endured one of the worst storms we’ve had in years, yet I still see them outside relaxing on my porch enjoying the sunshine.
It has the potential to change how we think about the world and our place in it. How we see ourselves.
Taking photos and playing music, writing. I wish I had more free time to devote to these things.
I would write a letter to my future self. I’d tell her that nothing is ever as bad as I make it out to be, that it’s ok if I can’t do everything, all I can do is try and live in the present, walk the path lightly, and try not to kick up too much dust.
After many years, I live in a region of the country where I can tolerate the weather. For someone who struggled with long cold grey snowy winters, the change in quality of life is everything.
Whatever it is, it’s something I’m refraining from doing or participating in. Some action I’m not taking. Something I’m not reacting to.
My relationship with my partner. We went through a rough patch for a couple months…but it seems now that has passed and I’m learning to trust.
Me too ♥️
Thank you for sharing 🙏
It’s crazy here…I’m also in No. California 🌧🌧🌧🙂
Give it time…there is a not-so-feral cat who I’ve been feeding for over a year…in the past two months, he’s finally allowed me to pet him… I’ve started thinking of these guys as garden cats 🐈
I love this response— so true!
That is amazing. I would love to receive something like this from my mother.
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