Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Love List: It's all about YOU!

I'm loving a lot of things in life, from sunshine to the smell of coffee to the beach to whatever song I’ve got on constant repeat right now.
In fact, I use the word “love” all the time, especially here on this blog.
Some people might say that devalues love or makes it less of a big deal than it should be, but I’m not terribly concerned.
I know that when it comes to “real” love — the love you feel for the important people in your life, the love you put into the world — actions speak louder than words.
But today? Words are exactly what I want to use.
Today’s Love List is dedicated to all the things I love in and about the people in my life.
Not naming names, mind you, but just celebrating ALL the things — silly, small, medium, big and HUGE — all of you bring to my world that humble me and fill me and turn my heart into pure squoosh.
I don’t feel worthy of all the blessings, but that doesn't seem to matter. You just pour it out, and for that?
Thank you!

You encourage without hesitation.
You know the exact moment to say the exact best dry, witty thing.
You tell people you love them every single day.
You forgive the misfires.
And you forgive them completely.
Your eyes shine when you tell stories.
You choose words with care.
You talk with your hands to the point where you might catch some air.
You get knocked down, but you don’t stay there.
Your faith is strong but quiet.
You speak into situations, and actual change happens as a result.
I love the way you blush when people say kind things to you.
And the way it's difficult for you to accept compliments.
Your energy is unmatched.
Your music recommendations.
Your wisdom is much greater than your years.
You got up and danced anyway.
Your brain wraps around ideas and won’t let go.
The talents you have that completely astound me — how do you DO that?
You get my jokes. No matter how stupid they are.
I love your giant dreams and your inability to downsize them.
You listen better than anyone else I know.
You twirl when you try things on.
You go out of your way to make others feel at ease.
Your insane, unhinged laugh is the highlight of ANY day.
You aren’t afraid to say you don’t know.
You don’t mind if I get emo — and you know how to joke me back out of it.
You laugh until you cry.
You are always there for me, through thick and thin.
You have the biggest, kindest heart I've ever seen.
Your patience and understanding.
Your dependability.
Your pleasant surprises.
Constantly motivating me to carry out my plans, no matter how silly.
And how you indulge my silliness.
Your belief in me.
You always want to share.
Your thoughtfulness.
Your love for plants.
And how you nip a Jasmin bud when it blooms and put it on my bedside commode.
Your limitless generosity.
You can fix absolutely anything. Handiest person ever.
You loved me first, and still love me best.

Now, feel free to write your own list in the comments, or on your own blog!
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