Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cheryl Strayed on Love


"Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It's the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It's worthy of all the hullabaloo." --Cheryl Strayed from her book Tiny Beautiful Things

I love this idea, that love is our essential nutrient. It implies that, like vitamins, we can do something about increasing our intake.

We don't just wait around for the Universe to send food from the sky like in Cloudy, with a chance of Meatballs, we go out and get what our bodies need. And our bodies tell us, in the form of cravings, what nutrients it needs. So do our hearts if we listen.

What does your heart need today? What essential nutrients are missing? Maybe some quiet alone time? Maybe a night out with your sweetie? Maybe a massage or other body work? Maybe some chocolate???

Whatever love you need, whether you need to give it or receive it, make the time to do it today. It's essential.

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