Love: A Holiday Message

I have given much thought to the human condition, as of months recent and considering the current circumstances and restrictions, I thought today would be the day to write about it.

Love, in all its chemical laden abundance, seems to be the most significant bonding emotion in the world today. Be it love for family, love for friends or compassion for others, love is a very important binding factor which connects us all in our humanness. It is a connection which everyone of us (even the green grinches) strive to achieve with at least one other.

In my mind, we all contain that part of us from youth in which rejection from others (be it real or perceived) hurts so deeply. Although so many are isolated from those they love, we should all consider ourselves fortunate to have a strong connection with others in our lives. And even though the shiny packages will be so much less this year, it is more important to reinforce that the human connection is there, than it is to make purchases.

So many have suffered heart ache and loss this year. Loss of those loved, loss of businesses, loss of homes, loss of workplace, loss of human connection and even….loss of motivation. The luxury of being selfish, staying angry or being complacent exists no longer. People need to know that others care. If you aren’t already, please, make a call, send an email, post a card, send a text or take the time to help another – even in a small way – this holiday season and beyond.

This part of the human condition, love and compassion for others, is something which has carried humankind through crises throughout history. In my mind, forming a community, helping others, caring and contributing – even through a kind word or friendly gesture – is something that each one of us can do to help brush away the pervasive sense of loss and reinvigorate those around us.

Happy Holidays to my friends here in the blogosphere. I appreciate all that you do and for sharing your valued time to read, comment, share friendly ideas and dialogue with me on this platform which have brightened many cloudy days and I’m hoping to share many bright days and laughter with you on this platform in the coming year, 2021.

Cheers!

-Mliae

What To Do Now…

Use the nice table items

Fancy yourself up

Smell the flowers

Take the walk

Smile

Let your friends know you care

Open the champagne

Make the time

Wear the stylish clothes hiding in your wardrobe

Dance to the music

Make the special meal

Tell your family you love them

Eat the sweets

Accept the image in the mirror

Do the things

Now is the time to drop the weight of all the expectations, the anger and the trivial. To leave it behind and be the person you are. Tomorrow is not a guarantee. For us, or for others. Be your ideal self  – Today.

Carpe Diem

-Mliae

Quirky Quotes 27.08.2019

‘We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone who’s weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness and call it love’ true love.’

-Robert Fulghum

I like this one 🙂

-Mliae

*Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy *Quote via Wise Old Sayings

Quirky Quotes 03.02.2019

‘You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams.’

-Dr. Seuss

I wish you all a happy time leading to Valentine’s!

-Mliae

*Photo sourced via Dr. Seuss ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

I Found This Last Night: What Do You Think?

Hello there 🙂

Hope you are all recovering nicely from the holidays!

I was sorting through some items last night and found an envelope full of newspaper articles that had been sent to me about 10 years ago. I keep these things because they are from a beloved person who always thought to send me good recipes and interesting articles from around the world.  She is dearly missed.

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This article states that researches have found some evidence that fidelity is in a persons genetic blueprint. However, as I read it, it sounds to me like ‘dad was loyal, I am loyal’. This makes me ponder the age-old question of whether or not something is genetic or environmental? I mean, those who have grown up in families where both parents are in love, loyal and know how to work through their problems are more likely to exhibit similar characteristics.

So, what do you think: Genetic or environmental?

-Mliae

Interesting Topic For Discussion. What Do You Think?

Last evening, I found myself engaged in a debate. And the debate was this: Do dogs feel love or do they rather feel a sense of security and loyalty which we mistake as love?

Personally, I would like to think that dogs do have a sense of love and attachment. However, there were really good arguments made for both sides of this. I would really like to know what you think!

What do you think: Love or loyalty?

-Mliae