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Love Is All Around

by Vidya Sury April 13, 2013 27 comments
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Day 12 of the #AtoZChallenge is here with L for Love. Love is all around! We know that Love makes the world go around. Sometimes it is about nurturing, self-love, sometimes it is crazy-about-you love, but most of all it is about the little things that make up our happy state of mind.

Love is divine. Without love, life would be like a broken pencil – pointless. Love is unconditional and non-judgmental. It connects hearts and souls and feels like a giant hug. Love brings a feeling of security and confidence bundled with a lifetime of trust. Love lets us understand intuitively without words and fills us with positive energy. At any level love represents care and bonding relationships that are cherished for life. Love means being there for each other, no questions asked. And of course, love is the great healer.

Love is all around….in…

…the sight of empty plates after a meal together with my family

…the smile on a child’s face when she receives a gift

…the joy in my Grandmother’s smile as I chatted with her and massaged her feet

…the tears of happiness in my mother’s eyes​ when my son was born

…watching the setting sun with family on the terrace

…rushing out to see a full moon on full moon day

…reading a poem from my son and husband on my birthday every year

…the look of appreciation as I pull out a trolley at the supermarket for an elderly shopper

…the anticipation of my friend’s daughter as I hand over a gift to her, even when she knows exactly what is inside

…the gorgeous chocolate cake my friend brings over, thinking it is my birthday, three months ahead of the actual date and insisting it is the right one

…the love in my friend’s voice when she / he calls out of the blue, sensing I want to talk

…my son joining me in the kitchen to help with the cooking as he continues our conversation

…the sight of our family sharing the dusting and cleaning

…the sight of an empty sink, the magic of not knowing when it was cleared up

…an empty laundry bag

loe is all around us

…the sound of the doorbell, receiving a parcel and opening it to see something I wanted

…a clean backyard

…the fragrance of a bouquet of roses from my family to celebrate just another day

…the ping of an text on my phone to see a hilarious joke from an old colleague who thinks only I can get it

…the peals of laughter that ensue when we’re happy

…the pleasure on the faces of my friends who keep the streets clean when I hand over bottles of juice and urge them to take a break

…the encouragement from my friends to keep me going at the #AtoZChallenge

…the thought of my Mom using the soft clothes clips on Vidur’s clothes and reserving the blue ones for him

…my friend sending me a photo with arms outstretched when I am upset

…a loving Facebook message from my friend, just like that

…a hug from my son

…the faith we have in each other in our family

…the joy of singing together even if it is off tune sometimes

Love is all around. In the little things that make up my day and my life.

And the greatest love of all? Love thyself

love is all around

Piglet: How do you spell “Love”?

Pooh: You don’t spell it. You FEEL it!

Don’t forget to say your “i love yous” today!

Here is a round up of this week’s posts – from G to L

G for Going Green

H for Happy Place

I for If by Rudyard Kipling

J for Joy is here

K is for Karma Theory

L for Love is all around

A to F is here

 #AtoZChallenge Love

Do you believe that love is all around?

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Harleena Singh April 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

Hi Vidya,

Love IS all around – it always is, though sometimes we forget to see and treasure the small moments of life that bring us so much of joy, happiness, and love – isn’t it?

Loved your list, which can just get longer and longer because we see love in so-so many thing. 🙂

Thanks for sharing this with us. I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying the challenge too. Wishing you the best – always 🙂
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Pheno Menon April 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

Reminds me of Rain Rain Rain 🙂

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afshan April 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

The last two lines are my favs
Piglet: How do you spell “Love”?
Pooh: You don’t spell it. You FEEL it!
And also charlie chaplin – He rocks
Each sentence u typed oout filled love in me too. Love thy self is more imp than any thng else like u told 🙂
hav a lovely vacation vidya
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Laxmi Chundi Addanki April 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

Overflowing with love 🙂 Vidya, your posts are a joy.

Suzy April 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

A great list for Love. And I love the Piglet-Pooh quote – it’s one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing.
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Ayush Chauhan April 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I don’t know, if its the right kind of LOVE, but I love the theme…. 😛

Joy V. Smith April 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

What a loving, lovable, lovely post! Oh, and I like your post round-up. I can do that on a Sunday instead of or along with what I had planned. Thanks for the idea!
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Preetilata April 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Vidya, Your blog is something i will always come back to whenever i am down in dumps.

How very beautifully you have described LOVE here.

Hugs. <3

True, you don't spell love… you FEEL it.
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Meena Menon April 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

U weave magic with words 🙂
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G Angela April 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Beautiful Vidya ! truly Love is all around, if we are able to see and experience it, otherwise we will take everything for granted. Thanks for reminding, loved your post !

Corinne Rodrigues April 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

A fantastic list and yes, love is truly all around!
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Rhonda @Laugh Quotes April 13, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Another beautiful post. You are overflowing with love. And thanks for that wonderful pooh quote.

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My Inner Chick April 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm

–Where did you come from? Heaven?

Love Endures Forever.

I thank God for this.

& I thank God for you, Vidya. Xx
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janu April 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm

I feel it in my fingers…I feel it in my toes….Love is all around us…come on, let it show. Love to you too.

sridevi April 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm

What a lovely post filled with sunshine and good cheer !
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Hajra April 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm

What a love filled post! Love for me has a whole new meaning since I held my niece recently! Not even an hour old! I have two of them and yes, being an aunt is all I can talk about! 🙂
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Lori Gosselin April 14, 2013 at 1:21 am

<3 to you Vidya!
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Roshni April 14, 2013 at 2:32 am

So beautifully said, Vidya!

Kaarina Dillabough April 14, 2013 at 5:27 am

🙂 Cheers! Kaarina
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Silvia Villalaobos April 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

Love is everything, and All We Need Is Love. 🙂
Such emotional and well-written post. I love the line about the friend calling, sensing I need to talk. So beautifully expressed.
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Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar April 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

I love the fact that your posts radiate so much positive energy. Even though we have never met, I feel as if I know you.
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Shail April 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

Lovely post on love. Loved the points you enumerated. Love is indeed all that and more.
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NBose April 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Love can be felt in small things which we generally tend to overlook….It brought an instant smile to my face 🙂
Thanks for sharing my blog 🙂
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Suzie Cheel April 15, 2013 at 10:37 am

Beautiful Vidya, I adore the Chaplin words and image
thanks for sharing the love
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Roshni April 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

Dear Vidya, For what it’s worth, I featured this post on my blog today:

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