Have you watered your sunflowers today?

I came across this post in my Facebook feed today:
Like vs love - do we water our relationships daily?
And this was a comment below it:
“Pretty sure he knew how to spell. And this isn’t even his quote. If you are looking for the real quote : “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.

Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.

Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation” -OSHO
Not buddha. Just saying”

Okay, so aside from the nitpicking and flowerplucking about who said what when, the post gave me a wake up call!  It got me thinking about the way I have been treating the people that I profess to love most in the world lately.
Am I watering my “love relationships”daily?
Do I give them a regular feeding of love, affection and appreciation?
Do I accept them just as they are?
Not so much.
In reality I probably treat them more as something I have on a checklist:
Loving mum? Got it.Tick.
Loving friend? Yep. Tick.
Loving Cat? Tick.

If I am honest with myself the truth is that lately I have been so wrapped up self-exploration and in the work of releasing past Resentments (Yes, with a capital “R”), that I have neglected to nurture the relationships in my present.

I have been so busy dishing out forgiveness and acceptance to people who are either no longer alive, or live far far away, that I stopped pouring energy, love and affection into the best relationships that are right on my door step.

So Thank U Facebook for that little reminder.
And with that it’s time to take action.
I’m off to water a beautiful Sunflower right this minute!

Like vs love

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