Posts Tagged With: love

Day 3558: Leave nothing behind but love

Love is a wonderful thing to leave behind — a sentiment left behind last night by Yogi Tea:

I’m wondering how my beloved son and heir, Aaron, will feel if I leave nothing behind but love. I think he’ll remember me, no matter what.

Let’s see if this blog post leaves nothing behind but love.

I have nothing but love to leave behind for the Daily Bitch Calendar.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “leave nothing behind but love.”

Besides love, I always try to leave behind gratitude, so thanks to all who help me leave behind a blog post every day, including YOU.

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Day 3281: The best present ever

The best present ever, I think, is waking up to another day with people I love. It looks like I’m getting the best present ever again today.

Do you see the best present ever as I present today’s images to you?

It’s a present to me that I’m just now seeing that today is No “L” Day (which I’m presently realizing is a pun). If I had seen that before I started writing today’s blog, I might have felt compelled to leave L’s the hell out.

Instead, I’m leisurely going to lounge around and share the present of this lovely melody on No L day.

Last night I had the best present ever of singing that song together again with family and friends.

I have so much gratitude, here and now, for all the best presents ever, including YOU.

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Day 3222: L-words

Let’s not Linger LaziLy; Let’s Look at the Latest LiveLy daiLy caLendar:

Look and Listen! Luscious L-words Like Let, Living, Life, LateLy, Last, and Loving:

L-words to describe Joan besides LoveLy, LiveLy and Liberated?

Let’s Listen to “La-La (Means I Love You)” by the DeLfonics:

Leave a comment?

Love to aLL!

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Day 3108: I love a parade

I love a parade and I loved unexpectedly encountering a July 4th parade when I went out for my morning walk yesterday.

Here’s a parade of photos from that parade:

To avoid a parade of questions about this, “SQU” stands for Squantum.

I was told that after the parade, a prize would be given for the best float. I think it’s a toss-up between “The Pandemic Ends” and “Miracle on Squantum.”

Here’s my video from the parade, which I love:

I hope you love this parade of other images from yesterday.

I can’t get enough parades of gratitude, so thanks to all who parade through this daily blog, including YOU!

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Day 3003: If you love someone

If you love someone, let them know!

If you love someone, share what you love with them.

If you love someone, share music with them.

If you love someone, invite them to share their thoughts and feelings with you (in a comment, below).

If you love someone, express gratitude to them.

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Day 2918: NO

On the first anniversary of my NOtable husband Michael and I saying “YES” in marriage, I am publishing a NO post. Want to kNOw why?

As of this writing, our NOt-too-longer NOxious President has said NO to extending unemployment benefits to millions of people. He has said NO to people in need like NObody else I can remember. I’m so glad we said NO to a second term for him.

Do you NOtice any NOs (or sNOw) in today’s images?

There were NO likes on some of my tweets and NO cilantro on Michael’s Mexican lasagna, but NO worries, regrets, or judgment here.

When Michael and I got married a year ago today, we would have said “NO” if the justice of the peace had asked if we wanted a religious ceremony, but she did NOt ask.

It makes NO difference to me; I would NOt change a thing.

What are your thoughts, feelings, and other NOtions about this NO post? NOte that comments go below.

I’m left with NOthing but gratitude for all the NOurshing blessings in my life, including YOU!

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Day 2811: If you love someone …

  • invite them to connect with you.
  • tell them you love them, because you don’t know how much time you have left with them.
  • take pictures for them.

I took that last picture for people I graduated high school with in 1970, whom I love. I’m looking forward to seeing them at our Zoom reunion tomorrow evening.

If you love someone, what do you do?

I tell them how grateful I am that they (including YOU!) are still on this earth.

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Day 2800: What remains

Last night, Michael, Aaron (who remains at our home near Boston while he attends his final year at University of Edinburgh online), and I were talking about how politicians were trying to remain in power by using fear. Michael said,  “Well, as Joseph Conrad said, ‘When all other feelings are gone, fear remains.’  When I  asked, “Doesn’t love remain?”,  Michael and Aaron remained agreed as they swiftly replied, “NO.”

As that conversation remains in my heart, head, and soul today, I just googled “Joseph Conrad quote about fear” and found this:

“The wicked people were gone, but fear remained. Fear always remains. A man may destroy everything within himself, love and hate and belief, and even doubt; but as long as he clings to life he cannot destroy fear: the fear, subtle, indestructible, and terrible, that pervades his being; that tinges his thoughts; that lurks in his heart; what watches on his lips the struggle of his last breath.”

― Joseph Conrad

I’m hoping that in the struggle of my last breath, love remains.

What remains from my most recent photos?

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Harley remains next to me on the sofa while I am blogging.

What remains of the great Chadwick Boseman, gone way too soon? So much remains, including this:

I remain agreed with Chadwick Boseman that everybody should be the hero of their own story.

There are many quotes from Chadwick Boseman that remain, including this one from the acceptance speech he gave when  Black Panther won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

“To be young, gifted and Black, we all know what it’s like to be told that there is not a place for you to be featured,” he said. “Yet, you are young, gifted and Black. We know what it’s like to be told to say there is not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on.

“We know what it’s like to be a tail and not the head. We know what it’s like to be beneath and not above. And that is what we went to work with every day because we knew, not that we would be around during awards season and that it would make a billion dollars, but we knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world. That we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing. That we could create a world that exemplified a world that we wanted to see.”

What remains for you after reading this post?

For me, gratitude always remains, so thanks to all who helped me create this post, including YOU.

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Day 2736: Your participation is requested

Your participation is requested, as stated here:

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Your participation is requested in this blog post, as I share these photos from yesterday.

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How do you tend to participate?  Do you participate more when your participation is requested?

Your participation is requested in answering this question:

When I was participating in the flow of love yesterday by taking one of the photos above, somebody came out of  their house and asked, “Can I help you?”  When I said, “I’m taking a picture of this because I thought it was funny,” she nodded, went back in her house while saying, ‘We are big skiers.”  Which photo was it?

When I search YouTube for “your participation is requested” I find this:

Your participation is requested in appreciation and gratitude!

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Day 2734: Farewell for now

The amazing blogger beth made this hopeful, beautiful, helpful, and caring comment about my post from yesterday:

… hope that the memorial for your friend was beautiful and helped all of you who cared for her to say farewell for now.

That hope was realized, as I hope  you can see in these photos from yesterday:

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Those Ruth Bader Ginsberg socks were worn by Lisa, one of my co-workers. Until we were saying farewell for now to Eleanor, Lisa and I didn’t know we were connected by our love for her.

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That’s my old friend Andy, who I’ve known almost as long as I’ve known Eleanor.  We were reunited yesterday as we said farewell for now to her.

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I was so happy to finally meet Eleanor’s children, Gabe and Rosa, after hearing so many wonderful things about them.  As we said farewell for now to their mother, I could  see Eleanor’s beautiful legacy in them.

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Eleanor’s husband Ira and I spoke about how difficult it was to say farewell for now to Eleanor because she was soooo cool. We love her so much that we have trouble believing she’s gone from this world. We also know that she lives on in many, many loving hearts.

When I say farewell for now to somebody I love, everything reminds me of them.

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I love you, Eleanor.

Here‘s Farewell … For Now by Georges Delerue:

 

Thanks to all who are helping me say farewell for now to my long-time and beloved friend Eleanor, including YOU.

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