Think about it….what do you love?  Is it certain people?  Certain experiences? Your pets?  Your job?  Special moments?  What exactly do you love?

I frequently stop to focus on the things that I love.  I have written here on the importance of that focus previously. On a recent evening, Mary and I were at a spiritual gathering where the teacher suggested that whenever we encounter someone stuck in negativity to ask them the question posed in the title above.  That’s good common sense we all know at some level.  It’s a basic tool for redirecting our thinking.

Do you run into people who do nothing but dwell on how bad things are?  Do you find yourself stuck there from time to time?  Ask yourself what you love.

Here are some of the things I love:

  • My wife, Mary
  • My  kids–Melanie, Julie, Matthew, Glen, Christian….and significant others
  • My grandchildren–Cayla and Amelie
  • My family–you know who you are!
  • My friends
  • My dog, Harmony
  • My home, my jeep
  • Bob Dylan music
  • Making a new connection that gives me greater awareness
  • Coconut cake
  • Waking up on a cool morning lying in a warm bed
  • A good movie
  • Watching my grandchildren play
  • Playing ball with Harmony
  • Traveling and being in a new place with Mary
  • Laughing so hard it hurts
  • Falling asleep on the coach with the fireplace going
  • Looking up at the stars on a clear crisp night

The love we feel for these special people in our life draws us outside of our sense of being separate and allows us to feel connected to something greater.  The love we feel for special experiences reminds us just what a gift this life we have here on Earth really is.  The more love we give, the more we attract.  The more we focus on what we love, the more of that love we bring into our lives.

You and I are truly blessed.  We really are.

I want to hear from you.  Share with me the love.  Tell me what you love.

Mark Gilbert


Check out all of Mark Gilbert’s books—available at Amazon. Click here to visit his Author Page. This includes his recent one Our Spiritual Rights and Responsibilities. In this book, he offers what he suggests are the 5 basic rights we all possess by virtue of our being these spiritual beings on planet Earth — and our 2 responsibilities we all hold in relation to one another! Check it out!