What Does this Month’s Blog Title Mean to You?
Personally, I could find so many different ways to end this statement and many variations to what it means to me. I have never thought about “love” in a singular form until the other night. I was out with my husband, Matt, listening to live music and dancing. Sitting near me, was a nice man who stated how happy Matt and I were. He then struck up a conversation with me about joy and happiness.
To be honest, all I wanted was to be dancing with Matt on one of our rare date nights, however, I stayed in the conversation because I thought just maybe the universe wanted me to hear this message. He asked me to complete this statement “Alone, love is ______.” and asked what it meant to me and then he stated ”The only way to be happy and to feel joy is to be content.”
My Struggle with Contentment
Yes, the universe did want me to hear what this gentleman had to say that evening because I struggle with “content”. I always want more. I’m always thinking ahead. Although I am grateful for what I have and know how lucky I am, I always still feel as though I am not doing enough. With that said, my goal for 2020 is to know that I am enough. I do not need to be more, do more or expect more.
But as for the statement about
“Alone, love is ________.”
Well, for me, it is just that simple.
“Alone, love is.”
To my followers on Social Media it may look like all I do is have fun painting, playing in the outdoors, cheering my son’s hockey team and generally celebrating. Yes, those things are all a big part of my life, however, my life is so much deeper than that. It is raw and gritty. I experience joy. I experience sorrow. Sometimes many feelings hit me at the exact same time.