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Love Is a Million Tiny Little Things

vidya sury love is

I am touched by love every single moment of my life. Even when I am alone, because my soul smiles when I think of all the wonderful people I know and when I think of all the stuff I am up to that make me happy.

So when someone asked me “what is love”,  the answer was easy. I did not have to look far.

Love is self loveTo love oneself is the start of a lifelong romance

Love is …my Mom

…sitting awake at night when I had to work late
…saving all the blue clothes clips and the soft ones for Vidur’s clothes
…going without a meal so I could get enough
…calling me on the phone and placing the phone near the speaker of the radio so I can listen to my favorite song
…packing three times the food for lunch so my colleagues can enjoy it
…holding my hand and praying, soothing me through my sixteen hour labor pain
…whose kick-ass attitude was an example to us all, when after a particular surgery, she was back in the kitchen insisting on doing something …even though she had tubes draining liquid from her side
…being generous and forgiving to a fault, because she believed in focusing on the good

vidya sury love is

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides

Love is …my family

…Clearly, the source of my daily dose of love
…Sury staying awake, pacing the floor when I work late so he can switch the light off
…Being told I am attractive even when I step out of the kitchen, with a soiled towel around my neck, sweaty after doing the dishes and raise my arms to get the fan’s breeze. Not a pretty sight. Still, proves beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
…Sury tucking me in bed and tickling my feet even if he’s sleepy
…Affectionate and supportive because I am upset about being diagnosed with diabetes
…Joining me in my diabetes diet just to buddy up
…Vidur accompanying me on a 50-minute brisk walk every day
…Vidur asking me what I did while he was away at school, and expecting a detailed answer, omitting no detail, however slight
…Supporting me and taking care of me when I have work deadlines
…Smiling at each other every time we see each other throughout the day when we are all at home
…Eating together, singing together, praying together
…Laughing over burnt toast

vidya sury love is

Love is …my friend

…Calling me out of the blue because she sensed I felt low
…Calling and talking to Vidur to plan a surprise for me
…Waiting for me in the rain, because she promised
…Never forgetting a single occasion in my life

Love is …

…Being hugged for no reason
…Having girlfriends who care
…A special smile
…A kind look, a gentle touch
…Rejoicing in others’ success
…Giving without expecting
…Sharing
…Focusing on the positive

vidya sury love is

Love is …my community

Of blogger friends who’ve become real life friends

Love is…

YOU –Thank you for being here!

Love doesn’t excuse our faults: it makes them insignificant

And no matter what the question is, remember love is the answer!

vidya sury love is

Here’s an action list for you to do today…and every day

  • hug yourself today
  • Hug your family
  • Say I love you to each one in your family
  • Call at least one friend a day and talk for a couple of minutes
  • Share a joke with someone at least once a day
  • Laugh a lot – it heals
  • Remember, today IS the day and tomorrow is another day

As you can see, Love is a Million Tiny Little Thingstolerance, compassion, empathy and kindness

I am linking this post with the Write Tribe Language of Love prompt /contest

vidya sury love is

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“Love is…”

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32 Comments

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    Suzy
    February 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    A whole lot of beautiful love shared in your post Vidya. The love for your family shines through.
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    nabanita
    February 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I don’t think anyone could have expressed it better! Wonderful post !
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    Kajal
    February 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Love is… a whole lot of things, Vidya. How can one state it in a sentence. Like the way you have rounded up here…its so much more. 🙂

    Lovely article.
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    Richa Singh
    February 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you so much for having us around you, reading your posts makes me feel amazingly loved. *hugs*
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    Beloo Mehra
    February 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    A nice loving post it is 🙂

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    obsessivemom
    February 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Loved that action list Vidya. You have a wonderful family.. touchwood. Love that Vidur expects you to tell him about your day. That’s just so sweet.
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    vishalbheeroo
    February 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks a lot for the love, Vidya ji and our lives wouldn’t be the same without your prayers and wishes. An amazing list written with so much love and so sweet. What an amazing daughter, mother and wife you are and more so, a human being:)
    Happy V Day and lotsa love
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    Ruchira
    February 15, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    beautiful conclusion of your life enveloped with love.

    Love is an amazing energy that all living beings possess!

    Happy Valentine Day!
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    Anita
    February 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Vidyaji, You have beautifully expressed so many facets of love with intricate & emotional details.
    How blessed we are to have love in our lives!

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    Mary Stephenson
    February 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Vidya

    What a wonderful tribute to all the love that has been given to you.

    Love is when someone cares enough about you that they accept you for all the faults you have. Someone who is there in your corner when you look and feel awful.

    Mary
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    Betsy/Zen Mama
    February 16, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Vidya,
    I have to say that I couldn’t agree more with your list of mom, friends and family! That is what love is to me, too! So glad to be your “blogging” friend!!
    xoxo
    Betsy

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    Damyanti
    February 16, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Thanks again for a lovely, positive, healing post, Vidya– and I’m proud to say my action list is similar to yours– just added a few pointers to it from you.

    Love that I have you on my team!
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    Kathy
    February 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Your heart felt posts always make me smile and always make me feel better even tonight when I am worried and sad. Thank you for this uplifting post and the love that radiates from it. But more than that, thank you for the kindness and friendship you have always shown me.
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    Guilie Castillo
    February 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful, Vidya. Indeed, love is everywhere: in the big, in the small, in the great, in the everyday. Love is within, without, in everything we do, think, plan, fear. Love is everything–love is us. Thank you for sharing this wonderful reminder!
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    Proactive Indian
    February 16, 2014 at 11:35 am

    “If you love life, life will love you back.”
    While this sounds theoretical and impractical to those who don’t practise it, the people who practise it know that it’s true and very practical. Whether the glass is half full or half empty is decided by the beholder.
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    Sulekha
    February 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Vidya, to answer your question-

    “Love is accepting a person with all his/her faults and loving them inspite of their flaws and not because of their positive qualities only.Love is unconditional and divine, love is life.”

    Loved your post and felt your love for your family, take care.

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    Geeta Nair
    February 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Love is there in the air for you to feel. Accept it with an open heart.It will make your day.

    Lovely post as usual Vidya.
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    Sreeja Praveen
    February 16, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Love is this lovely way of expressing what love is ! 🙂
    Good Post, Vidya 🙂
    Loved it 😀
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    Laurie
    February 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Love it! Ha ha. Seriously, I loved your post because it talks of putting love into action. Love is more than a sentiment. It’s a force of nature, a force of God, if you will.

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    My Inner Chick
    February 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    **I am touched by love every single moment of my life.**

    I LOVE YOU more than Siamese cats on sidewalks.

    XXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    BLOGitse
    February 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Love, love, love….love is all we need.
    ps. my eyes are great, no problems, thanks!
    Next check-up is in the autumn.
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    Claudya
    February 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Love is…this post.I love it. I love it so much that I want to do my own version of it. I will credit you for the inspiration. This is so beautiful.
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    Rupali Gupta
    February 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks Vidya Ji, for expressing love in such a beautiful way.Love is beyond our imagination.
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    Leovi
    February 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Wonderful and beautiful hearts! For a Happy Valentine’s Day!
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    Kalpana Solsi
    February 18, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Love is everything and every little thing done by our near and dear ones to make us happy and actions of us to make them happy.
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    Suzie Cheel
    February 18, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Love is peace That was what my heart whispered 🙂 love this post and the images
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    Maureen@Scoops of Joy
    February 18, 2014 at 6:16 am

    This is so beautifully written, Vidya. Thank you for sharing this. It makes my Tuesday brighter reading this.

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      Vidya Sury
      February 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

      😀 Thank you Maureen! I am so glad you dropped by and with your lovely words, you made my day!

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    Nita
    February 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Beautifully written! I hope you are having a wonderful week.
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      Vidya Sury
      February 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you, Nita! Yes, so far so good! How about you? Have a great week!

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    Hashambhai Memon
    February 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

    beautiful & heart touching…

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    Pratibha
    February 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    How did I miss this wonderful post? Just when I was dead tired after a day that demanded more than I could give, I saw this. Loved it. Totally.
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