Love: in all of its Glory

You might say "I love you" every day, but when's the last time you had a serious conversation with someone about the meaning of love?" - Brené Brown 

Well then. I talk and write about love a lot. It's my jam, it's my thing, it's what drives every decision I make, or at least I try. But I don't often define it, maybe that's because it's hard to define. Love is being kind, and a friend and supportive. Love is a whole lot of things. 
Yesterday was a heavy day. I'm not sure what the universe is up to right now but there's something in the mix. Yesterday took me the edge of myself - I laughed, I cried, I felt defeated and not good enough, I felt afraid. And then, not all at once, I felt stronger, I felt able, I felt empowered and I felt like I belonged. 

Yesterday someone reminded me of the ways that love shows up. That love is genuine, it's shared, it's built on trust and support. Love is together, it's give and give, it's nudging and pushing each other to reach higher. Love is a mutual desire for more, more care, more amazing, more sharing. 

Love is showing up, every day, living your truth and encouraging others to as well. It's listening, gifting time and attention, it's caring and it's empathizing. There were a lot of amazing humans who showed me love yesterday - in what ever language they speak it in - time, attention, listening, caring, nudging, encouraging, hugging, laughing, the list goes on. 

Thanks for the reminder and the incredible show of love. 

- lovefrommaria


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