Posted in Life, Writing

Spreading the (belated) love

My sister is a blogger (amongst many other things) and she’s taken to blogging like the proverbial duck to water. Deb is a community minded person; she loves to be part of things, to join in, to interact.

What that means for her blogging is that she gets involved in events and challenges and she responds to people and they respond back.

What it also means is that Deb gets nominated for blogging awards and to join in blogging challenges. One of these was to ‘spread the love‘.

These challenges/events have ‘rules’ which in this case were:


  1. Write ten four word sentences about what love means to you.
  2. Share your favourite quote on love.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the same.

I was reading Wide in Tights’ blog just now and saw that Jen responded to Deb’s challenge, and so I thought I’d give it a go too. Plus, Deb had nominated me to participate in the event.

It’s not something I often (ever) do because I have a really hard time thinking about what to write when I’m given a topic to write on. But I’m going to give this a go. Except, I don’t know 10 bloggers so I’ll conveniently forget about that particular ‘rule’.

So here are my ten four word sentences:

1. Knowing Tim’s always there.

2. His warm, warm hands.

3. All of my children.

4. All of my grandchildren.

5. Spending time with family.

6. Summer warmth after winter.

7. Christmas at the beach.

8. Road trip to anywhere.

9. Being connected to others.

10. Dancing on the inside.

The challenge also called for a favourite quote on love … to be quite honest, I don’t have one, but I do like that Oscar Wilde said: “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary”.

It possibly doesn’t fit with the spirit of ‘spreading the love’ but it speaks to me and so I thought I’d share it.


There you go … my first blogging event/challenge.