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
…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

May I invite you to complete this:

“Love is…”

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  1. 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.
    Kajal recently posted…That Awkward First Kiss

  2. beautiful conclusion of your life enveloped with love.

    Love is an amazing energy that all living beings possess!

    Happy Valentine Day!
    Ruchira recently posted…Love in Crisis

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

  4. 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.

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  5. Betsy/Zen Mama Reply

    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!!

  6. 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.
    Kathy recently posted…What’s in a Name?

  7. “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.
    Proactive Indian recently posted…Zero tolerance is the only solution

  8. 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.

  9. 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.
    Geeta Nair recently posted…The Win

  10. 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.

  11. 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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  12. Kalpana Solsi Reply

    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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  13. Maureen@Scoops of Joy Reply

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

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

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