This is a very personal and precious memory of once upon a time. Days and months and years have passed, but my soul still smiles at how it felt just to have him in my mind.
What Love Is About – #452
Sometimes I’m just sitting and doing my work, a thousand thoughts fluttering across my brain, frantically trying to capture the ideas appropriate to the moment with a project at hand. Suddenly the memory of his smile spreads across the cluttered landscape of my mind and I have to stop and smile back.
It helps keep me from reverting to the old workaholic habits. It makes me pace myself and stop taking it all so seriously. It makes me glance at the clock to count the hours until I can see that smile in person and feel that embrace and give back and enjoy every moment of it.
I know that we will share whatever circumstances the day has caused. Physical pain, frustration, laughter, success, or just quiet contentment for another day’s work done. It makes a difference when he is near. The very air I breathe is better, sweeter, fresher, more invigorating. He is the backdrop for my daily joy in life.
So this is what love is all about. It’s all about how the other person makes you feel. Special, loved, treasured. Why didn’t someone tell me sooner!
Is it OK to have such thoughts of someone from the past, if you now have a new love? Oh my, yes. Love always deserves to be remembered. Not flaunted, but quietly, reverently remembered and enjoyed.