Day 680: I love you

Dear Readers,

WordPress tells me, this morning, that I have NOT used “I love you” as a title, yet, for a post.  I love you, WordPress, for letting me know.

WordPress also tells me that I have NOT tagged the Marx Brothers before, in six hundred and eighty days of posting.

I love you, Marx Brothers.

(“Everyone Says I Love You,” from the Marx Brothers movie “Horsefeathers,” found here on YouTube)

Yesterday, I believe I told my sister, Ellen, that I loved her, in my post for her birthday. But I didn’t say those exact words.

I love you, Ellen.

Why do you suppose those words can be difficult, challenging, or otherwise risky to say? I would love it, if you let me know what you think about that.

I love including lists in these posts, so here’s another one.

I love:

  • people
  • animals
  • my work (doing group and individual therapy)
  • natural beauty
  • food
  • writing this blog
  • traveling
  • taking pictures for you

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  • and many other things (and not necessarily in that order).

What do you love?



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24 thoughts on “Day 680: I love you

  1. I think the things I love are the same as the ones on your list. I would have to add th see, though:
    Being retired.
    Good coffee.
    Good dark beer.
    Our farmers market.
    Our monthly “art walk” when all the shops in our little town are open and I run into all kinds of people.
    I also love that I am nearer seventy than sixty and I am in good enough health that I take no medications. What a blessing! I’m going for eighty on this one!

  2. I love one last sunny day mid-November day in the mid 60s to go golfing with my best buddies in Syracuse, N.Y. Yes, that’s today. Tee time is 11:14 a.m. at Radisson Greens, a Robert Trent Jones-designed course. He’s a master. I’m a lifelong pursuer of 99. And I love communing with nature on his greens and fairways and roughs on this bonus day, Ann Koplow! It all could be covered in snow this weekend, says Al Roker.

    • I love that you got a chance to do something you love with those you love, Mark. Al Roker is just a fortune-teller … we’ll see what happens.

  3. Where’s that LOVE button? 😉

  4. I love this post! And coffee and dogs and peanut butter and snow and comfy piggy slippers and math and comic books… (Just imagine that list going on for quite a while.) 😀

  5. I used the Marx brothers on my site recently. Small world. A lovely post. If I had been in a bad mood, this would have put me in a good one.

  6. What a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you.

    Let me see if I can answer your question.

    You love:

    my work (doing group and individual therapy)
    natural beauty
    writing this blog
    taking pictures for you

    I love:

    ….people, especially warm, kind-hearted and interesting people like you, but also cranky people with interesting reasons for their crankiness
    ….cats and crows and carpenter ants
    ….working, reading, and figuring things out
    ….natural silliness
    ….reading this blog
    ….not traveling
    ….looking at pictures you take for us

  7. Ann,
    What do I love?
    Anything or anyone for whom I would willingly forsake all.

  8. I love the diversity and creativity of your postings, Ann. And I love the fact that you included the Marx Brothers today, who, between them and a heavy doses of Monty Python growing up, taught me to enjoy life, laugh at the absurdities and not take myself too seriously… 🙂

  9. I grew up in a home where we never used the “L” word. Even now, my brothers and I don’t say it to each other… but we find other ways, I suppose. I say it to Alex though. And Zola. And my Keurig.

    • The “L” word could also means “Lorens” and I am loving the visit from Ms. Lorens today. Please give my love to Alex, Zola, and your Keurig, Aussa.

  10. Great post Ann

  11. I love that I can openly and honestly tell my friends and family that I love them.

    I also love:

    Freshly ground, piping hot coffee.
    Learning that I can do something I thought I was incapable of doing.
    Standing strong for things I believe in and care about.
    Knowing that my animals are members of my loving family.
    And, I love knowing when to walk away.

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