Love Notes

Love Notes Art Quilt by Susan Redstreake Geary (Mom)

Love Notes Art Quilt by Susan Redstreake Geary (Mom)

When is the last time you sent someone a love note? Not the hastily scrawled flirtation with glittering hearts and crinkled notebook paper   meant for a middle school crush, but the sharing of something genuine.

A hand-scribbled post-it of appreciation. A thoughtful message. A supportive email. A compassionate text. A cheerful tweet. In a world where everything rushes by in a blink of an eye, we tend to lose track of what’s worthwhile.

The real currency in this world isn’t money. It’s kindness.

Our lives are a patchwork of moments connected by a running stitch of light and dark. The shade of thread is up to you. Every moment of compassion and respect, courtesy and love, brightens the pattern.

Let this be my love note to you. For your time and support, unfailing encouragement and unwavering optimism, loyal friendship and endless inspiration, and love–I thank you. You add light to my life. 

Hugs, Sam

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9 thoughts on “Love Notes

  1. You add light to all our lives, and amazing music with your magical words!
    Thank you, Sam!
    A very thoughtful post. I sometimes think of sending such a love note to my hubby, but haven’t in a long while. He works hard for all of us, and deserves to hear that. But so do all our friends and supporters in the blogging world. So many of them go out of the way to help make our writing careers the success we all want to see.
    Thank you for the reminder! I think the IWSG is the one way we all do that!
    Happy NaNo – ing!
    PS: I have a quilt very similar to the that. My Grandmother did it years ago. I swear the pattern is very familiar!


  2. Beautiful music, Sam!

    Me, I’m terrible when it comes to being kind and sentimental. I don’t know how to handle sweetness. It sometimes makes me panic. As a result, I’m not very sweet towards others either. :\


  3. I love this! I had a habit, years back, of writing notes on those little square post-its and slipping them into my partner’s shirt pockets so he’d find them at the office, or sneaking one into his wallet so it’d slip out when he paid for something. Simple stuff, sometimes—if creativity lagged—just an I love you (though fortunately we have four languages to say it in, to keep it varied). Just a line or a few words of an inside joke, something funny, something from a song. I hadn’t thought of that in a long time, actually. I have no idea why I stopped. And I think I’ll start it up again 🙂 Thanks for the reminder, Sam, and for the love note… You’re a fabulous blog friend, and I’m proud to be a part of your community. (And really looking forward to Dec 1!)


  4. When you put love notes in that context I guess I sent a few emails of that nature this week-end. I should send out more messages of love and gratitude to brighten days and lift spirits. Sounds like a good thing for all of us to do.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  5. This is a lovely message. So inspirational. Thanks for sharing this call to action. I definitely have a note or two I could (and should) write. 🙂


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