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Monday February 9, 2015
Every day is a good day to be in love.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Be in Love
Love is a virtue. It isn’t always easy. Living with a real sense of romance and adventure takes effort. But what in life that’s worth anything doesn’t take effort? Anything that’s worth anything isn’t easy.
Love sometimes isn’t easy because we have tough lives. We live in a tough world. We aren’t strong enough to live everyday like it’s Valentine’s Day or to always treat everyone like it’s their birthday. That’s why it’s appropriate to take special days and times to celebrate things like love, being in love, our friends and family on their birthdays, newness and resolutions at New Year’s, and so on.
For this week’s Daily Ramble’s I’m going to highlight things that fill me with love and make me love life. At first I thought this idea was too self-involved and insular. But it really isn’t. It’s nice to talk about people and things that you love. The point isn’t that it’s stuff that I love but that love exists and that these are the ways that it is alive in my life.
Somehow, being happy and being in love are underrated today. Choose to be in love.
A love song
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He is also a contributor for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.