Saturday, February 14, 2009

i love...

It wasn't Cupid's arrow that struck me today. Instead it was inspiration. The carrier? "Artful Blogging." To be more specific, it was Cori Kindred's Partial Post that caught my attention. Titled "love and some verses," this artful blogger simply listed things she loves. I thought it was a great idea and decided to do the same in honor of Valentine's Day. I hope you will, too! Link to my site, or leave a message letting me know some of the things you love. Oh, and happy Valentine's Day!

i love my FAMILY. i love my home. i love hot chocolate on chilly afternoons. i love the sound of children’s LAUGHTER. i love holidays. i love a star-filled SKY. i love sunrises and sunsets. i love book stores and old libraries. i love peppermint mocha frappuccinos. i love the smell of RAIN and of fresh-cut grass. i love snuggling. i love how the WIND felt when i jumped from planes. i love scented bath gels and lotions. i love scout’s DEVOTION. i love scrapblog. i love the sound of the OCEAN crashing against the shore. i love warm BATHS with lots of bubbles. i love containers. i love photographs. i love paper and colored pencils. i love that my HUSBAND takes care of his family. i love finding MAGAZINES in my mailbox. i love GOD. i love finding Orion, Pleiades, and other works of ART in the night sky. i love smooth-writing pens. i love BOOKS with good stories. i love music that makes me sing. i love the quiet of the MORNING. i love four-day workweeks, better yet, four-day weekends. i love balmy SPRING nights at the outdoor mall. i love having FAITH. i love how the yoshino cherry trees look like billowing clouds of COTTON CANDY when they’re in bloom. i love homemade banana MILKSHAKES (my mother's recipe). i love the feeling i get on a good run (i miss that!). i love the smell of breakfast cooking in my kitchen. i love a Hershey’s KISS. i love how quiet the WORLD seemed as i drifted to the ground with only the soft fluttering of silk overhead. i love camping. i love WRITING. i love talking to my SISTERS. i love hearing what HANNAH has to say and just being with her. i love feeling JOYFUL. i love all of the eye CANDY in “Artful Blogging.” i love my blog friends, and i love visiting their sites. i love writing good grades on students' papers. i love clothes that fit. i love looking at PHOTOGRAPHS from years past. i love Valentine’s Day because it reminds me of LOVE.

13 comments:

miruspeg said...

i love reading this post. i love getting to know you. i love our joint WORD posts. i love travelling. i love coming home. i love learning. i love PHILOSOPHY. i love MUSIC. i love CHILDREN. i love LIFE.

Bless you Roban
Peggy

Mummy McTavish said...

Peggy stole my idea for a comment but I'll do it anyway...

i love this post. i love reading your blog. i love that you are such a teacher. i love that you love books. i love books. i love the friends like you that i am making in blogland!

Ron said...

Roban,

thank you for your visit and your generous words .. I am always happy to make another acquaintance .. I enjoyed this post .. the wonder of the web is that one can be so open and yet so sheltered ..

by the way .. my word for 2009 is 'Finish' .. While, I know I will leave this life with unfinished projects, I hope to always be finishing something ..

I think it was Divinci or Rembrandt that said, "No work of art is ever finished, the artist simply abandons it." Such is life .. that we may always be finishing, and never truly finish, but one day, we simply walk away ..

McMGrad89 said...

I love days where I truly have absolutely nothing to do. I love wandering through quaint towns full of quaint stores. I love driving with nowhere to go. I love visiting with old friends and NEW ones. I love NYC. I love my beautiful children.

Thanks for this post. I LOVE it, and I certainly LOVE getting to know you more.

Annemarie

cori said...

what a great list roban! so many things i love too, thanks for reminding me of them :)
have a beautiful valentine's day!
~ cori

Gill said...

Lovin' your loves! Lots are similar to mine :) hehe.
Great post to share today.
Thanks for your comments. And i too am lovin' your Valentine look blog :)

Jen said...

Hmmmm...i love reading, i love traveling, i love doing my daughter's hair, i love that it is a mess by the end of the day because she is so wild, i love watching my kids play together, i love starbucks, i love my husband, i love long weekends, i love snuggling with my middle child, i love listening to my oldest read junie b books to me, and i loved this post. : )

Monica said...

I love your post. I love talking to someone I haven't heard from in a while. I love to hear their voice. I love to let my actions show how much I love them. I love how much fun I have when I do see them.

Octamom said...

I love seeing what you love!!

Blessings!

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thezeninyou said...

Beautiful post Roban! You are so creative! I hope you had the most wonderful day :)

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

I love this! Thanks! You made me smile. Love your new look too!

Carrie said...

Great post! It's always important to love and be loved.