“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
~ William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
Yesterday was the beginning of a long round of medical appointments for me.
After a discouraging doctor’s visit filled with news I would have preferred not to hear, my darling husband took me to Yum Cha – one of my favourite cheer-me-up places.
It’s also a place where no-one cares if you spill food everywhere and generally make a mess. A handy thing when you can’t see well.
But the highlight of the meal was not the food. It was the way that Ben took my hand and without saying anything was able to give me comfort and reassurance just through his touch.
After a fortifying meal and good tea, a few laughs and that deep sense of support, I was able to face the world again.
That’s what love looks like.
Ordinary wonderful magic.
How blessed I am to have someone to love me and to hold my hand through life’s ups and downs.
Wishing for you a touch of that kind of magic too! <3 Nicole xx
17 thoughts on “Love Looks Like This”
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That is great Nicole. So happy for you <3
Hang in there, and hold on tight. It sounds like it might be a bumpy ride for a while, then hopefully the way ahead will get smoother. Love shall see you through. Hold on to each other, such a love is precious…as I well know.
Sending you love and Reiki on your road to healing.
I’m very sorry to hear you got bad news. It’s wonderful you have someone to help you through it. I just found a refrigerator magnet in a box I was unpacking from my move 6 years ago. It says “I’m looking for a new man, I broke the old one”. It made me laugh because no part of that is true. Quite the opposite. So I know how important it is to have someone special in your corner. Hanging in there with you.
We love you, Ben.
Everyone deserves a Ben in the world Niciole but not everyone has one . You’re blessed my sweet and so am I …hugs (((((( ))))))
So beautiful. Such a heartfelt post full of love and gratitude. Thank you for sharing that love. ❤️
How blessed indeed you both are…and waiting for a love like this is definitely worth the wait. BIG hugs to you both…XO
Hell yeah, I did like this post made me feel good and happy
Beautiful thoughts…..sending you a warm hug back ((((hug))) and wishing you and Ben the best.
Dearest Nicole, With all I have learnt from you, with all that I understand, I know that your earthly journey was chosen for the right reasons. Your heartfelt love and compassion for your fellow earthly beings is unsurpassed. Your ability to lift your fellow travellers while experiencing a very difficult personal journey is a testament to the beautiful soul we all know and hold the utmost love and admiration for. You hold a frequency of light even in your darkest moments, I, along with your many disciples wrap you up in that light each and every day and pray for the best outcome for you. Love, courage and strength to you always. Love Doone
Bless Ben. Bless You. Bless Love ! – – – (((hug))) xox
You really are amazing..always the perfect message when required.. ohhhh alright I WILL go out and have breakfast on the deck with my irritatingly perfect husband..
Wishing you the best of days today and a warm hug.
Bought forth a few tears. He’s such a treasure, your man xxx
how wonderful and sweet
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