Love is in the Air

There are so many love songs around but some really stand the test of time. I dare you to read these words and listen to the song below and not feel a teeny bit affected. Or is it only me?

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around
Love is everywhere, very sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish, don’t know if I’m feeling wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes.

Love is in the air, in the whisper of a tree
Love is in the air, in the thunder of the sea
And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming, don’t know if I’m feeling safe
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when you call out my name.

Love is in the air
Love is in the air

Oh, love is in the air, in the rising of the sun
Love is in the air, when the day is nearly done
But I don’t know if you’re an illusion, don’t know if I see the truth
But there’s something that I must believe in
And you’re there when I reach out for you.

Forty years on and a very young looking John Paul Young’s words are still corny but oh so catchy. And today, in my life, on Valentines Day in Melbourne, they’ve somehow lifted me when I need it most.

Lake Hart (800x600)

I look around at my world and I feel incredibly blessed.

The sparks might not be as strong but the fire is still burning.

Tonight, after a specialist medical appointment that I’d been especially worried about I arrived home late and found a full on seafood spread for dinner that hubby had prepared, the table was set outside on our decking, the wine was chilled and I felt grateful beyond belief.

This is the spread that hubby prepared on Valentines Day

I realise that it’s in the little things that matter the most. Those meals lovingly prepared, the cups of tea made without asking, the back rubs offered and those phone calls that lift us when we’re feeling down.

Sometimes it’s just a shared joke that takes us to another place.

Life is unexpected, it’s not always exotic and it doesn’t always go as planned but I’m grateful for everything.

I’ve travelled and intend to continue travelling, I have a wonderful home, a loving family, good friends and I’m surrounded by beauty. I have goals I’m working towards and dreams that are becoming real.

Still, there are days I get pulled down into a pit of worry that, unless I catch myself, could see me sliding down that cliff edge. Today was one of those days, emotional and teary.

But it’s all an illusion isn’t it? Everything is an illusion.

me hanging onto Dan (800x600)

I’ve not really fallen down that cliff edge and I’m not likely to. I’m standing on a ledge. I’m coping, just as we do.

We pull ourselves up and we get on with life.

Ups and downs, highs and lows, we all have them and we move and change with them.

Everything is a big cycle.

The tides of change are powerful. I can feel them.

I feel as though this year is going to be BIG. I feel a huge sense of expansion and anticipation and at times it feels so overwhelming that it takes my breath away.

Yet, I’m focusing on what I have, what I can do and the next steps in front of me.

I’m choosing to look around, recognise the lessons and see the possibilities. It’s there … the possibilities, the miracles and new beginnings.

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around …

It’s in me, it’s in you, it IS you. Look in a mirror and see what’s reflected.

Is it self love and compassion and kindness or is it something less than that?

We’re all a fragment of pieces aren’t we, made up of parts, just like my mosaic mirror here.

Let’s embrace all parts of ourselves all and see the potential within.

I realised before that I hadn’t done my morning practice today and I wondered if it was the reason I was feeling off kilter today.

Try this when you wake up, before the sunrise greets the day and your feet hit the floor.

This is what I usually do and I forgot today.

Take two minutes to pause.

Close your eyes, focus on your breathing and think about all the abundance you already have in your life. There is always something to be thankful for.

Be grateful and start the day with affirmations that are empowering.

I am whole

I am grateful

I am blessed and in harmony with myself

I am perfect in my imperfections

I am love

Harry knows. It’s never too late to shift our thinking and to get into a better position.

With that thought, I’m off to give the hub a cuddle, put on the kettle and treat myself to some dark chocolate.

Happy Valentines Day everyone.

Be kind to yourself and remember, the greatest love of all is the love we have for ourself.

Love yourself first, the world will follow.

In light and love

Sharing for Frank’s TPC: In my Life
And also for Debbie’s Forgiving Friday’s

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