About Creative Writing, On Love

Wrapped Up in Love

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Photo credit: Winter Street Studio

Wrapped Up in Love—I used this particular phrase recently when I told my friend Sarah, whose father-in-law was visiting her over the holidays for a month (or more), that he must feel “all wrapped up in love” as he spends some quality time with her family. He lives far from them, and moved in for the weeks leading up to and through the Christmas holiday and New Year’s.

ViralPHotoThis particular photograph that’s posted filled with words on a page is one that is going viral—I’ve seen it on all sorts of social media sights, and I’m not sure what the originating source is. I’m seeing lots of my friends post it on Facebook, and I’ve seen it on Instagram and Pinterest. Whatever the originating source, it really doesn’t matter; it’s the sentiment that matters. And it seems to be speaking to a lot of folks.

Getting “wrapped up in love” is something we owe ourselves. Surrounding yourself with people who love you and support you is imperative to your well-being. Allowing yourself to help others and have them help you is such an empowering feeling, but overall, you need to feel loved and supported.

My husband and I constantly say to each other, “Where is the time going?” Our children are growing up so fast, we work busy jobs, and we try our best to have meaningful social lives with our families and friends. Time does move quickly.

So why waste any of it? As the paper says, life is too short to be anything but happy.

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