Today I love that I am on Holidays. But I love my job and I love writing these posts. My intention is to keep writing “Today I Love …” while I holiday, but I’ve made provision to republish some of my favorite posts if I cannot access the internet on any particular day. Today is one of those days, but I love that I get to share this post from February 4th, 2017 with you again. Please, read on …

bacon, bread, and eggs

All the eggs and stuff from the farmers’ market …

Today I love subtle signs from the universe, and blatant ones also. I love that I’m going to look at a house that was the setting for a song I wrote and now it turns out that the owners surname was in another song I wrote, so that’s kind of a blatant sign. But since both songs were very sad, I’m not sure what the sign is pointing to. I love that, in the presence of this blatant sign I’m still left without any direction and therefore must decide on the validity of purchasing this place by determining what it needs to have done to it. I love that perhaps the sign was just to remind me to be diligent. I love fortune cookies and the humorous things that result from the juxtaposition of a random fortune applied to a particular person. I love any fortune that is read by someone who automatically adds “… in bed.” to their fortune. I love cookie fortunes that aren’t really fortunes or predictions.

Today I love people who love things with passion. It has taken me a long time to realize that hating things is the easy way out, the lazy approach to reacting to anything. It takes less effort to decide to hate something or dislike someone than to find the subtleties about that thing or the characteristics of that person that you actually love or like. I love that in the end, hating something or disliking someone takes way more energy to perpetuate than liking or loving them. I love to see people who have realized that, and have found their way to a place where they can put that initial effort into finding the likable qualities and can then rest easily in the arms of accord.

Today I love good breakfast food at the Farmers’ market. I love conversations with people who are passionate about their work and plans and lives. I love white bread. I love curling with good friends. I love people’s smiles when they can’t stop smiling. I love hearing music and recognizing it almost instantly. I love churches and synagogues and mosques that look respectfully peaceful and happy. I love people who hold out their hands to those who have been knocked down. I love peace and acceptance. I love learning about other cultures and sharing my own. I love people who share their culture when asked about it.

Today I love coffee at the market with breakfast and friends and even a relative or two.