whats love got to do with it?

It’s yet again that incredible time of the year when people don’t mind thriving on love and fresh air. It’s that time of the year when Archies and Hallmark greeting cards, flowers, and all things romantic are making their way into the stores, and people’s hearts. Florists, gift shops and all things giftable start doing brisk business. Merchandise is on the roll. So can money buy love? I don’t think so, yet the little thoughtful gestures we would do for our loved ones, or the gifts we buy them to make them feel special take center stage and do play an integral part in our lives. But all that’s beside’s the point eventually and the fact that we have love in our life is such a big reason to be grateful for.

Love is the most beautiful feeling in the whole wide world; a feeling that can be less described, more felt. The gurgle of ones little baby, a tight hug from a Father after he returns from work, that extra mithai packed with love in our lunch box from our mother dearest, the caring shoulders of one’s partner when the world is falling apart for us, the good morning kisses and slurps by one’s furry family, a surprise visit from a dear friend; and the list is endless.

So what’s love got to do with it? Love is what keeps us going, in good times and in worse times.
I am so thankful that I have an immeasurable amount of love in my life, from so many people and beings. I cannot begin to thank the universe enough for bestowing me love from all quarters.

** Love of my family: My DH and our two beautiful girls. The are the center of my universe and have so much of unconditional love to give always. They make life a joy to live. And are the wind beneath my wings. I feel blessed to have beautiful family that cries, fights, loves, laughs, celebrates and chills together.
My extended family that includes my parents, in-laws, brother, sister-in-laws (two very incredible women who I love to bits) are my lifelines too. They have been my life support and have stood by me like no other. I’m thankful for my wonderful parents who brought me to this beautiful planet and gave me a chance to experience life. They have been my rocks and so have my mother-in-law and father-in-law. My in-laws are such an amazing set of people and I’m so very thankful for their presence in my life. We have weathered many storms standing steadfast in support of each other. My in-laws, I would say have been the silver lining to the clouds in my life. Cannot begin to thank the universe enough for having them in my life.

** Love of My Furry Daughters and Furry Friends: My four legged girls Laila and Cotton are my eternal light, my sunshine. I’m so lucky to have them. Cotton is 11, almost 77 in human years and Lails 3-1/2- 26 in human years. I also have a bunch of other furry friends I bond with around home- Kaali, Bali, Sheroo, Noori, and who can forget the gorgeous Cindy and Cinder at Courtyard, the nearby market. Then there are others like Dennis, Zeus, Chopper, Gucci and a list of others. I’m so grateful to have them in my life.I am thankful for their unconditional love and how when shit happens they kick the ground beneath, cover it and walk away. The art of learning to let go, is what these silent creatures teach us.
**Love of my Wonderful Friends: I’ve been blessed to be bestowed with a stellar set of friends. My school friends, my friends from my 30s and now the 40s. They are an amazing bunch of people. There are these angelic friends from my prayers group, Connect Ticket and some more from the Buddhism practice. They keep my spirits uplifted and soaring always and have magically helped me turn the most challenging situations into blessings with the power of prayers.Then there are those mad, crazy friends with whom I love to celebrate my madness. Though some have moved cities, but they continue to be a big part of my life. Also some friends from my writing circle who have been such a source of inspiration and guidance. I’m grateful to them for showing me the way.

***Love from the Blogging Community: I recently took to serious blogging, after so many years of dilly-dallying of whether to open my heart out to the world. I’m proud to say that within 2-1/2 months of being here I have been so blessed to be able to draw and receive so much love, feedback, inspiration, and encouragement. I feel as though I’ve been doing this forever.

***Love for my Passions: I’m grateful for my love and passion for writing, cycling, fitness, reading. It gives me so much to look forward to, an adrenaline high, a spring in my feet, and is instrumental in a big way for making me love and cherish life even more. I’m also grateful for my love of food. And all the wonderful food I get a chance to eat and experiment with.

***Love of my Staff at Home: They are a lovely set of people who work hard tirelessly to look after us and put on our tables good food, and ensure our day runs smoothly. My housekeeper’s smile as she serves me mugs and mugs of coffee when I’m engrossed typing my pieces is such a balm to the soul. The car cleaner who on days when I complain the car isn’t cleaned well, returns back off-duty hours in the evening to spruce it up. The dhobie who gives us well-ironed clothes.

***Love of the Bountiful Nature: It may sound tad philosophical, but I truly am grateful for all that nature puts out to us lovingly, be it food, fresh air, flowers, butterflies, birds, bees, animals. Nature is the most spectacular creation of God to mankind. And I’m so very grateful for it.

There is so much to be thankful to Love for in our life. Love keep the world going, our heart beating, our spirits soaring and our life exciting. More power to Love!

 

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