“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
I saw this picture posted in my facebook feed yesterday (see below) about the joy of passionate, crazy, engulfing wonderful love.
Yes, I thought to myself. Yes. That kind of love is wonderful…
But what about the other kinds?
The kind of love that enabled my elderly grandfather to learn to cook so that he could nurse my grandmother through a long illness with her favourite baked custard recipe.
The kind of love that enables a starving woman to walk endless miles of dangerous road to get her malnourished child to a UN aid station.
The kind of love that saw my dog Bert never leave my side through the darkest days of my illness (and he’s still at my feet right now!).
The kind of love that gets you out of bed day after day to keep practicing your violin, working on that writing project, toiling on that garden renovation, putting energy into that curious dream that only you understand…
That feeling you get when it’s just you and the ocean and your heart swells in gratitude for that place of peace and joy and wonder inside you.
There are so many kinds of love in this world. Each has its own beauty and value.
And the best thing is, you can experience any or all of them!
Sending lots of love to you today, from my heart to yours, Nicole xx