Love is…Everyday.

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Theresa

For weeks I have wanted to participate in Northwest Mommy’s Monday Listicles, but for whatever reason the timing was never quite right, and then this week, the topic was “LOVE” and well that’s right up my alley. So today, I shall find the time, make the time and take the time.

I am full of love (GASP!) If you are here, this news shouldn’t totally rock your world, but I love love. Not the “idea of love.” But honest genuine love. The love that fills up your heart, that you experience in moments, that you take with you wherever you go in a feeling, in a smile, in your eyes which are the window to your soul.

To me this is Love:

1. A look: An ordinary day at the beach become extraordinary with just a look.

2. A sound: The song that KSP and I danced to as the first song at our wedding…and so many other special moments.

3. Peaceful: An unexpected and highly unusual moment where E finds peace and sleeps soundly with me. A gift for me.

4. A kiss: Overcome with love for dada, Q leans in for kisses.

5. A bond: Something unspoken that makes you do the same thing at the same time as someone you love…a la the minis in this moment where they mirror one another with they way they grab their legs.

6. A memory: Keeping those we love alive in our thoughts and traditions.

7. An opportunity to learn something new. Tonight as KSP and I giggled and had fun at the Grammys, we took this photo and shortly after as Paul McCartney sang “Golden Slumber,” KSP teared up as he shared with me that he used to play this song all the time when the babies were in the hospital. I did not know and my heart melted.

8. Family. Spending time with those we love and hold dear. Q and E love it when their grandparents and other family, visit and so do we!

9. Everday. These moments in the everyday is where love finds me in small, seemingly small details that are full of love.

10. A look to the future. The road ahead is filled with sunshine but even if it’s not, we will make our own, because we have each other..

And all this love, whether it hurts some days so much that I am not sure where it will take me next, or it fills my heart so full I am sure it will explode, makes each day ‘mynewfavoriteday.’ Any one of these senses above can mean love at any given moment. I hope that you find that today, even if it’s just a moment and that makes today ‘yournewfavoriteday.’ What does love mean to you?

Linking up today on Monday Listicles with Northwest Mommy.

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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27 Comments on “Love is…Everyday.”

  1. I Choose Happy Now Says:

    I love your list. What a nice post to read first thing in the morning!



  2. Transitioning Mom Says:

    I needed this more than words can say today. Thank you. ♥


  3. katy Says:

    This is so lovely. Just filled me up today S. Thank you. xo


  4. Christine Says:

    So beautiful. So wonderful! You are such an inspiration!!


  5. Nina Badzin Says:

    Loved THIS. Great pictures and what a great idea for a post!


  6. euregirlsandboys Says:

    This is so perfect – the words and pictures. So glad you joined in with the listicles!


  7. Runnermom-jen Says:

    Aww, so sweet! I love that picture of them in the stroller grabbing their legs. SO cute!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day…I feel the same way about love 🙂


    • Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Thanks Jen! I love that one too…they do these crazy things at the same time that you might miss if you weren’t focused, but it’s the coolest when you catch them. Happy Valentine’s Day to you! It’s wonderful to find love in little things everyday. Thanks for coming by!


  8. Lenore Diane Says:

    Excellent, Shannon! Number 7 was beautiful. I ‘love’ it when a moment captures you by surprise. What a special moment for the two of you. Great list.


  9. paul Says:

    Great take on this weeks list, Love the make today your new favourite day idea.


  10. northwestmommy Says:

    Yes to all! The photo of you all on the beach is so lovely. What a happy bunch you all are. That Oasis song is one of my hubby’s favorite too! It is great to have you with us, Happy Valentine’s day!


  11. Greta Says:

    Oh, how sweet. Those pictures all made me swoon!


  12. Recovering Supermom Says:

    Great list, Shannon! Glad you linked up! Slowing down and enjoying those moments of love can really make life very rich.


  13. Audrey Says:

    Wow! I love your list! And your pictures! Beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  14. Y'vonne Says:

    My favorite blog so far and a beautiful peak into your life


  15. deborah l quinn Says:

    I think this post is quite wonderful. Love is where we find it – and what we make of what we find around us. And it *should* be everyday, instead of dressed up and glamorous (although that’s nice sometimes too). This post is quite the happy valentine. yay.


  16. eof737 Says:

    Happy V Day and I hope we all remember that! 🙂


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