Welcome to Ruby Tuesday and Valentine's Day - a day to celebrate love and romance.
"The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom."
- Bell Hooks
The day is often interpreted as being all above romance and there sure is a lot of that in there, but love in general is a very beautiful gift. It is a gift of trust and honesty and brings joy to hearts that are willing to step out of the safe place and learn to love.
My day has been delightful with flowers (pictured above) on my doorstep, music shared and beautiful words of love and there has been laughter and an expression of that care and trust. I am blessed indeed. Better still for me in this hot clime my flowers are silk and will last and bring joy every day.
They are sitting on my desk with some special photographs and a statue of Buddha that belonged to my Dad and used to sit on his desk - it has been a day of sentimentality for me. When tidying up my desk to place the flowers I came across a tiny photograph of me with my Dad - I was a little girl with a very big smile. As I said it is very tiny, but I will post it here and see if you can see it.
It is an old and tiny photograph ~ but it's me and my Dad and I cherish it - just check out the smile on my face ~ all was well in my world I was with my Dad - I remember the day as though it were yesterday.
I have walked down memory lane today and I have travelled a fresh road with a friend and both paths have been sweet and pleasant.
I hope that your Valentine's Day is a happy one and that you can celebrate the love you feel for those in your life ~ I have also spoken to my girls and been able to tell them I love them and that brings joy too.
Today has gone very quickly and I haven't achieved much around home, but my heart is full and thank goodness there is another day tomorrow and I hope there are many many more days when love is my companion and friend.
Wherever you are in this wonderful world I hope that you can feel the love of family and friends and share the joy of complete honesty by telling them that you love them. Love is in the air for me and I hope it is for you too.
Enjoy the love in your life - spend time with your children (even if they are grown) try to talk with them, call a friend long distance and surprise them, let them hear "I love you" straight from your voice.. Be a little kinder than you really need to be - remember that everyone is fighting a battle of some sort.
To those in pain and struggling with health issues I wish you tender nursing hands, soft voices and the knowledge that you are loved and cared for well.
Enjoy this special day - I am and send my love and care to you.
Thank you for visiting the Musings of My Heart - a loving and romantic heart on this day of love.
Love and hugs,