Sometimes love goes missing. 8

 love goes missing.  When it does – go find it! 

  • Did it get trapped in the pages of yet another book you’re reading?

  • Is it stuck in the keyboard of the computer that’s become an appendage to your fingers?

  • Is it hiding among the kids and their demands?

  • Will you find it at the board meeting or volunteer event you’re at?

  • Is it at the church or the club?

  • Does it live in the television programs you watch so frequently?

Love can go missing not only because of infidelity or major disagreements.

  • It can go missing because of simple neglect – it is easy not to be demonstrative. 

  • It can go missing because you think it is always there and so don’t nurture it, name it, or claim it.

  • It can go missing because it is easy to take for granted ‘cause you think “My love lives here.  It ain’t going nowhere.”

Ha! Ha!  Better think twice.  Love doesn’t have to explode away it can fritter away, eroded by all the other things that life demands.

My advice is to stop all the other things you are doing and do love!

Do love!

Add it to the list and you just might keep the bliss.


About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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