Friday, March 11, 2011

5 Minute Friday....

This week's prompt from Gypsy Mama is: "I feel the most loved when..." 5 minutes of unedited writing on this topic...

This is a really tough one for me. Not sure why, I just know that I've put it off this entire day because I am struggling with what to say in this space. I'll give it a shot - maybe I'll surprise myself.

I feel the most loved when...

I know the people I love are well and safe

my husband cleans up the kitchen every single night that I cook

anyone pays me a compliment of any kind (does that make me hopelessly desperate??)

I see dolphins at play in the water when I sit at the beach in God's presence. For some reason, dolphins are carriers of God's love to me, especially when I am feeling cut off from God

when the sun is shining

when my husband gives me an unsolicited back rub

when my children or grandchildren seek out my opinion or presence

when my youngest granddaughter smiles at me

when friends drop a line or a note - for no reason but to say 'hi - thinking of you'

when I read beautiful writing --- because deep down, I am sure that those words were written just for me when I needed them

when I hear beautiful music (Durufle's Sanctus gets me every time!)

when I am overwhelmed by creation's beauty - which to me is a reflection of an intensely beautiful God who speaks my particular love language...

time's up.

Photos added later...