What is love to you? // t.m (via aietala)
Mary Anne Radmacher
I think it’s important to take time every so often to remind yourself of the things that make life lush and beautiful. This morning I had several hours to myself and decided to do just that. It started with me just listing a few things that I enjoy, and turned into a grand list that reminded me by the end why existence is so lovely. By the end of it I felt overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for this great life I’ve been so blessed with. I encourage you to take time to reflect on the things which to you make life worth living. You may be surprised at how long, yet simultaneously non-comprehensive the list turns out to be.
I love candlelight and movie scores.
I love solitude and Sunday mornings spent finishing off an entire French Press alone.
I love a Rocky Mountain autumn breeze.
I love poetry and picture frames.
I love conversations that are simply expressions of the heart - where no one feels the need to be right.
I love leather bound journals and the smell of old books.
I love holding hands and genuine hugs.
I love puppy cuddles.
I love tranquil hikes and mountaintop marveling.
I love stars.
I love movement freedom and kinesthetic communication.
I love honesty.
I love pursuing and being pursued.
I love the feeling of sunshine and wind from my drivers seat.
I love creating and co-laboring in bringing artistic dreams to life.
I love words and music and movement and touch.
I love enjoying a craft beer on a patio strung with twinkle lights.
I love community.
I love simplicity.
I love hiking in the rain.
I love feeling worthy of a life of adventure and wonder and settling for nothing less.
I love purpose.
I love chocolate and ice cream.
I love spending hours in my kitchen.
I love creating a place that feels like home - a place where I and those I love feel comfort and belonging.
I love living like a local in cities across the sea.
I love moments that remind me of my insignificance.
I love fireplaces and snowfall.
I love being reminded of the beauty of life, and knowing that there’s so much more to learn.