Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love Thoughts for Valentines Day 2015

Pre Valentine's 2015 Thoughts
I'm watching the birds this morning, feeding from the bird feeder in front of the kitchen window.
I especially love the red cardinals, who mate for life. The male watches over the female as she feeds, safe in his hideaway, a ficus hedge. He patiently and willingly lets her feed for a long time before he claims his own. I love that! How wonderful, I thought, to experience this kind of unselfishness generous and patient love. I desire to have that in my own life! Loyalty is everything.

I am sharing this story with you, because there are also less unselfish and actually very greedy birds that I feed. Such as the morning doves, who also mate for life. They fight over their territory and only allow certain birds to share in their stash. Sometimes they get so rowdy, they smash into things by accident (no casualties as of yet)

Viva La Difference! We humans can willingly change our behavior through our decisions. It is not ever too late to experience unselfish and unconditional love. It starts with us. I truly believe we can rise above our baser instincts and transcend into freedom.

Valentine's day is the day set aside for love, "a perfect day to go within and glance back with affection and understanding at your real life journey so far...... we'll need courage to retrace our steps. But 'courage is the price that Life extracts for granting peace', the pilot Amelia Earhart reminds us... 

Today is the day for being. Be with those you love, be kind to yourself. Be quiet and call forth the dreams buried long ago. Those embers are still glowing in your soul. "See them in your mind, hold them tenderly in your heart" advises Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.

Today is the day to just be in the moment, within the perfection of now! The only Now we have. 

Be with the ones you love with gratitude.
Many Blessings to all.