TLC. I think I learned that it means “Tender Loving Care”. Yes, that's it. And it is beautiful.
But today my focus was on the day ahead of me which includes a long drive to a family wedding. I began to look at what this includes:
- two people proclaiming their commitment to love one another with all of us
- lots of family members to engage with
- a Catholic mass in a beautiful cathedral
- a chance to hear our son play his cello
YIKES! The stories I could spin about the day were growing long! I decided to play the “What if …?” game with myself and I heard:
What if love is the answer?
What if I go with an open mind?
What if I drop all stories?
What if I hold no expectations?
What if I bring curiosity for it all?
What if I bring the love I am?
It was then that I remembered that this day, this event, the people and how they show up today, all of this is a once in a lifetime occurrence. It will never show up like this again. To quote myself (oh boy!) from recent Tidbits:
PS: Don't let your plans control your life 20 Jul 2012
Don't Blink, Don't Label! 8 Jul 2012
I don't need plans today. I don't need to label anything! And I certainly don't want to blink and miss an amazing opportunity to be with and share love!
So, I have an intention. I intend to move into this day with TLC:
(T)otally (L)oving (C)uriosity
That is it. I am love. I see love. I am curious and open to the gift that is present in each moment, beginning now.
In what ways will you let (T)otally (L)oving (C)uriosity lead your life today?