Monday, February 14, 2011
Giant Chocolate Chip Heart Shaped Cookies…
Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone!
Love is all around us today and every day. The gift is in taking the time to notice love and to bask its warmth and energy.
Love comes in so many forms and variations. I love when people speak of loving 'us' - the relationship they have created. I love when I can witness the utter joy when someone realizes that they genuinely love themselves.
My family, gathered around the dinner table, were sharing what we love and who we love. Given that there are 9 of us Moffats, the range of 'loves' was vast and incredibly interesting. Our newlyweds inspired Gord and I to reflect on how loving our 29 year life journey together has been. Our first Valentine's Day was spent at Queen's University at the annual Sleigh Ride to Wolfe Island.
One Valentine's tradition that has lasted from that day is the 'giant chocolate chip heart shaped cookie' that I made for Gord. It is still a favourite annual tradition - although there are 8 to make now!
So once again, in the wee hours of the night, 'Cupid' busily baked for each of her family members a 'giant chocolate chip heart shaped cookie'.
It is the simple pleasures that often most effectively express our love for one another.
What are the loves of your life?