L IS FOR THE WAY YOU LOOK AT ME (LOVE IS MADE FOR YOU AND ME)

by Feb 12, 2021Nancy's Notes

​L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can
Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don’t break it
Love was made for me and you
L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can
Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don’t break it
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you

This is a song made famous by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, and much later in the Kitty Kat Lounge. (Whatever and whoever they are!)

In February, these lyrics often just scroll around in my brain. My dad sang it to my mom, my mom hummed it every time she wanted to talk about romance. We would dance to it when we wanted to slow dance and feel like adults. “Love is all that I can give to you.” Isn’t that the truth? Especially in the last year. With so many material things that have dropped off our radar, the loss of jobs, income, homes, schooling, sports, recreation, therapy and companionship, we will always have love. How we chose to give it to each other and share with others has made the difference in how we have weathered this pandemic.

We have learned so many ways to share our love. A Friday “quarantini” with friends and neighbors, some home-made soup for friends and family, a dinner ordered from our favorite local restaurant or a phone call to a long lost buddy, are all ways we have shared the love in the past eleven months. When our “littles” patiently explain some computer issues to their grateful grand-parents and offer a little Tik-Tok lesson, and when a drive-by visit ends with the biggest air hugs, we experience a new kind of love. Love once removed from touching, but love all the same.

When companies and non-profits pivot on a dime to create new ways to improve our health and welfare by making masks, medical supplies and new modes of service, we are showing true love to our communities. When restaurants feed the hungry with their food, so it doesn’t go to waste, and when our facilities are used for testing and vaccinations, our country is sharing the love. When our first responders risk their lives so others may live, that is the greatest love of all. For human-kind.

This year the L word seemed to be very much about LOSS. Let’s welcome February and take the time to spread your love. Remember to give yourself a bit of that love as well. Here’s an idea that I read on a tribute website that fits perfectly with the theme of love:

Millions of people around the world are about to say the iconic words lovers have whispered for centuries, “I Love You.” What if we told you there’s a way to take the Holy Grail of human connection a thousand steps further?

It’s simple: Just add the word “because.”

Jimmy, I love you because your life has given my life purpose and joy.

To our JMMF family and supporters, I love you because you have helped to make “Living The Dream” a reality and we truly have healed ourselves and others, one wave at a time.

See, that was easy! Because, even writing those words made me feel happy. Try it!

With love,

Nancy

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