I was watching the video I linked in my post last night of the baby orangutan being cuddled and sang to sleep. The narrator is talking and says that as long as the orangutans *feel* loved they will be secure enough to make it in the wild when they are older.
I thought that her choice of words was interesting. She didn't say as long as they *are* loved, she said *feel* loved. This is a really important distinction. In the same vein, this quote from yesterday sends a similar message, "I guess you could say that science is helping us to understand why it is that the way we love our children matters so much.” Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk
* The way* we love our children matters so much. Not that we love our children, but the *way* we do it. We all love our children. But loving them alone is not enough (Sorry Beatles!). Especially if they are not feeling or experiencing that love. We need to use the love inside of us to guide our actions. We need to let it out, to pour it onto the people in our lives, to spread it wherever we go. And this includes loving ourselves too.
Good night all, this mama needs sleep. :-)
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