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Merry Christmas + What is love?

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 25, 2011, 9:02 PM
  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine - Stereo Hearts
  • Reading: Skype
  • Eating: Wild Cherry Pepsi

:star:  LOVE IS...


Once upon a time, many moons ago, pachunka asked me, "What is love?"  I'm not sure the kind of answer he was expecting, but he received the following response:

Pretend that you're hungry.  Really, really hungry.  Famished.  You come home after a long day at work and fix yourself the most perfect sandwich ever.  It's the sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- made from the freshest of materials, exactly to your specifications.  Just as you're about to take the first bite, your significant other comes through the door and mentions how good the sandwich looks.  You then give away your sandwich away without a second thought.  This is love.

The holiday season provides an opportunity for people to reflect on, and be thankful for, the good things in our lives -- health, family, friends and success.  But after a conversation with a good friend, I've come to believe that the "reason for the season" is to see the love that's around us all the time.  It's about recognizing the warmth, comfort, and joy brought about by the people and elements in daily life.

  • Love is the person who holds the elevator
  • Love is the fleece blanket on a cold winter night
  • Love is the sound of the crowd cheering after a home-run
  • Love is the smile that needs no explanation
  • Love is the call that's always answered
"Merry Christmas" and "happy holidays" are sentiments echoed throughout the month of December.  They're greetings used at holiday parties, phrases said to strangers in passing, and terms etched inside millions of holiday cards.  But when I say them here, please know that my versions of "Merry Christmas" and "happy holidays" are said with sincerity and love.


To all my deviantART friends,

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!  I hope your 2012 is full of only good things, and that you're able to find love around every corner and in every sandwich.

~Heidi



P.S. - Should anyone feel like sharing, please feel free to chime in with your own versions of, "Love is..."  :heart:


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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Writer
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:xmas: It's been low-key, which is what I needed this season. Just some quiet time with family, and with friends.

I hope all is well for you and yours.
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khAthORze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
merry christmas too :))
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Same to you, and best wishes for a fantastic New Year. ;)

~Heidi
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khAthORze Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
apee new year..! :DDD
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:

baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me no more....

it's stuck in my head D:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
That's was $allixsenos's reaction as well! :music:

~Heidi
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaaaaay :D

Happy holidays!
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Does that mean that the more selfish a person is, the less they will be capable of loving? :noes:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
To some extent, yes. When I look at the examples of love in my life, and how that love is given, it seems apparent that it's lacking in selfishness. Do you disagree? Feel free to share your thoughts. :heart:

~Heidi
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Hmm... but perhaps they are only selfish as long as they don't feel they have anyone to share with.. :iconponderplz:
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