What I Love Most Today

This page is a place for you to share what you love most today.

The people we know who have been doing this tell us that this simple act is one of the most powerful and rewarding practices they have done. If when we wake in the morning, we set an intention to notice the things we love most today, we are refocusing our attention—our consciousness—in a way that helps open our hearts and foster appreciation and gratitude.

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23 Responses to What I Love Most Today

  1. S. Katharine Rivers February 25, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    I’ve been doing this experiment since January 1, 2018 with two of my closest friends. Each evening we write each other love letters about what we loved most in each day. Here are some of my most loved moments in recent days:

    What a day here in Mexico! Sunrise and moon set on the beach, baby turtles, long walks in the cool ocean waves, a 90 minute massage, a dip in the pool and then some fabulous food.

    Really sweet day, and I loved releasing the baby turtles best. When that last little baby gets out into the waves, I love myself intensely, passionately and with such gratitude to be graced with the miracle of being alive.

    What I really loved about today is how much I appreciate being a Canadian. A woman and I on the subway had a really sweet moment–having to negotiate space in a crowded car and we were polite and kind and made eye contact and smiled at each other and we let our smiles linger. I love this country.

  2. Hannah Eagle February 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    The thing I loved the most today was (at our cat Maow’s insistence) begrudgingly getting up too early this morning. Maow maow maow maow maow!! Then discovered he’d gotten me up in time to witness the most beautiful sunrise I ever remember seeing. Stratocumulus clouds filled the sky, which were lit up in brilliant florescent oranges and pinks. In just moments colors faded to an ordinary morning sky. I was thrilled to be alive and grateful for being awake for that brilliant moment.

  3. Hannah Eagle February 25, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    We had a sweet afternoon together. Went for a hike we had never finished before, up in the cattle country above Kamuela. We’d been told of a swimming hole, over the ridge but never gotten that far until today. Oh wow. A smooth lava bed arroyo with swimming holes in it full of water. It was so beautiful and peaceful. Too late in the day to take a dip but next time…. I loved our trek through what looks like the Scottish Isles. Trails padded with lush green grass, rocks here and there.

    As for what I loved the most? My valentine. I love this man of mine to the moon.

  4. Canton February 26, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    I love the ease and peace and gentle beauty of today. I had a restful weekend, and I’m helping myself to feel fresh and full of opportunity and vitality this Monday morning. Last night I was going through my photo library, and saw that last year around this time, we were as likely to be buried under 18 inches of snow as to have sunshine. But this whole February, skies have been preternaturally clear and bright, wide open.

    I see everything around me as pure and full of prospect. I am full of thanksgiving. Thank you world! Thank you life!

  5. S. Katharine Rivers February 26, 2018 at 10:44 am #

    So what I have loved most about today so far–is being alive today! I woke to more snow and the whole world was sparkly and I had a lovely love filled meditation and then a long walk. I think my walk was my favourite –I love walking, listening to music, noticing things I’ve not seen before, appreciating my body and the sun and the snow and the light and the trees in their winter starkness.

    I also really love waking up to your emails–I read them first thing–so every morning you are my first human contact and that is almost as good as being with you. 🙂

    • Judy/Loser February 26, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

      What I am loving most: Yesterday I watched a crow try to put something in the fork of a branch. It wouldn’t stay. The crow finally flew away with that something still in his beak. I loved that crow and filled myself. This morning it rained. Walked home just now and the air is so so clear, crisp, beautiful. I love and am grateful for such clearness, beauty, such sweet breathing.

      I just spent 3 hrs with my longest time friend (since 4th grade). I love her, and me being with her. I am so grateful and so love how deeply we still laugh together, and happy ourselves fully, openly to be together.

      I spoke with my 98 year old father last night of watching for what I most love during the day, and he shared he is most grateful for the time we are spending together. I too am so very very fortunate and grateful for the time I spend with him, and the things I learn from being around him.

  6. Amber Harris March 1, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    What I loved most today was locking eyes with the doe. She was laying in the road with her long legs tucked under her in the middle of a lane. I worried myself she was injured or in shock. I worried myself about her getting hit and killed. I pulled my car around and parked ahead of her so my headlights would not shine directly in her eyes. As I slowly walked toward her I realized I had no real plan other than to slowly approach her using a calm voice. As i walked toward her I said in a low soft voice “Hi there sweetie, how are you, are you okay?”, Her head turned toward me and her ears flicked. For a moment our eyes met. I moved myself in that moment. Then she stood up suddenly and bounded away into the field.” I saw the white of her tail and back legs as she sprung away. As I slowly got back into the car, I washed myself in joy and sadness and relief. I was listening to a CD by Pema Chodron talking about the concept of Lungta or wind horse.
    It described the unlimited energy of basic goodness, buddhanature, inherent wakefulness. I moved myself through the combination of contemplating my basic goodness. Then, surprise, I met a doe.

  7. Rebekkah Alexander March 2, 2018 at 8:38 am #

    Although the day is young, what I love most today is marveling myself with the experience of being alive — in all the minuscule ways and the magnificent ways. I love the fullness of experiences from seeing with my eyes and breathing with my lungs to witnessing the majesty of mountains and opulence of oceans. I be gratitude.

  8. Jake Eagle March 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

    What I love most today is the deliciousness I sucked out of my day. From “working” with a client (and I need to find a new word, it is not work at all), to going to my favorite beach in the world, playing in the water with my favorite person in the world—Hannah—and all the while noticing how special ordinary things can be when i take the time to notice. The color of the water, the sensation of swimming, the sound of Hannah’s laugh, the naturally made image we discovered in a tree trunk, the lush green pu’u (hills) above the town we drove through. Noticing, all day long, noticing one beautiful thing after another.

  9. S. Katharine Rivers March 2, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

    Today what I loved most was realizing that each day now my “mission” is to find what I love the most. I spend my entire day looking to love. What a delightful way to spend my days, to live my life. Imagine if we all did this? What will that world look like? I love you both.

    • Judy/Loser March 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

      What I am loving most is the newness and beauty I am finding in the ordinary – in the gorgeous flower bed, the street I know well and is always beautiful and this time the street just sang out loud to me, the quietness, peacefulness, and love i feel while sitting with my father as he sleeps in his chair, the rain the clouds and sun sometimes all at once, being able to move across to the other side of the bed where the sheet feels cool and the blanket cozy when I awake during the night.

  10. Rebekkah Alexander March 9, 2018 at 9:22 am #

    I love learning . . .I love feeling the renewal and excitement of possibilities with learning. Since I began this simple practice of noticing what I love most, I am growing myself in joy and appreciation more and more. My days fill with experiences of loving the simplest of life’s gifts that are before my very eyes. . .little things that I would otherwise not notice. What I love most today is being able to pass what I learn on to others —friends, people I work with . . . and also people I meet throughout the day. I love sharing this practice of noticing what I love most with others.

  11. Judy/Loser March 13, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

    Today what I loved most was going into the computer store, and talking with a wonderful man about why my computer won’t transfer to my new computer. I’ve had no stress over this computer process, in fact have enjoyed following the directions and doing as directed. And I totally
    loved this man in the store and his store. Eventually I will take my computer to him, how great.

    And I am signed up for medicare! – well, I have a few i’s to dot and a couple of t’s to cross and that will be done tomorrow. Oh the joys of aging! I am 2 weeks ahead of my intended date to get signed up. Again, I talked with a wonderful woman who was a wealth of information and I love her. I am piercingly happy, felt so awake walking outside immediately afterwards.

    What an incredibly wonderful day. And so beautiful – a bit cold, warm sun, clear clear.

  12. Rebekkah Alexander March 28, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

    Today what I love most is the rain I have seen, smelled, heard, walked in, and felt on my body. This luscious water has been falling out of the sky for a couple of days now and has been accompanied by what I have be a perfect temperature of low 60’s. The light green leaves on the trees whisper of pleasure in the rain and a joy of spring. I see, feel and hear so much around me to behold!

  13. Judy April 5, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    I am in Ca with my father, where spring is fully in bloom. What I loved most about yesterday was walking to the store, choosing a route that would take me by my favorite trees. Two redwoods, with whom I am very familiar. As I aprroached and greeted them, I pierced and thrilled myself not only with their beauty and majesty, and with the is-ness and uniqueness of them, and myself. To borrow from Walt Whitman, I sang myself (or is it sung? 🙂 ) the rest of the way to the store.

  14. katharine April 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

    This morning as I walked to an appointment I saw there was a huge tree that had fallen over. I had time so I went and investigated. It was a gigantic old maple and it just fell over, breaking the other tree in the yard and according to my friend who works in the area, blocked two whole streets. It took the city workers many hours to clear the streets. The wood and branches were piled up in many different areas, yards, and the park across the street. I went over and just stood with the tree–thinking about its long life and how many changes it had seen/felt/lived through in the neighbourhood. How many families had come and gone in its yard over the years, how many people had appreciated its shade in the summer and the colour of its leaves in the fall. I loved the tree and thanked it and congratulated it on its spectacular and quick death–we’d had crazy winds the other night and it just let go–I could see where its roots had been and they were sheared off at the base, almost as if the life had just vanished and it had nothing tethering it to the ground. I thought about how I may die and I hope I go quickly, like I imagine the tree did. I loved that tree and the moments I shared with it the most today.

  15. Amber Harris April 12, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    What I love most today is the sudden swinging open of my heart, like a new door on smooth hinges when I saw a little mouse who had freed herself after being trapped under a recycling bin. I perceive her in me as strong and resilient having chewed her way to freedom, successfully it would appear but then, alas, died after the enormous effort. How many animals and people feel suffocated by some unbearable weight, and then this mouse, I perceive, persevered, and I have her in me freeing herself. I have me flash openness in that moment. Soft heart tears for all who feel trapped. I bury her under forest moss and send a wish from my heart. Flash openness. I wish all of us who feel trapped, all who are imprisoned whether literal or emotional, or psychological, freedom. Freedom and peace in our hearts in our minds in our souls.

  16. Judy June 13, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    I just spent several hours with my friend Nick. He turned 90 a week ago. Yes, some times he is grouchy, and he swears at me and tells me to leave (and I do, telling him I will see him another time). Most of the time he is happy to see me. He is so full of love. So full. I love him. I love myself when I am with him (and even when he is cursing at me and telling me to leave.). I am so so lucky, fortunate, grateful to have him in my life. I pierce myself, wake myself up, present myself and feel the fullness, the celebratory- ness of life.

  17. Deena July 23, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    What I loved most about the day (though the day is still young) is that it is MONDAY and I get help with my kids on Monday’s. My son woke me up early and I was able to enjoy my coffee while having one on one time with my 4 year old which is rare these days. We cuddled on the couch and played Star Wars games together. It’s his new favorite thing though he’s never seen the movies. I also finally took the opportunity to tackle clearing up my office space. I can now breathe fully into the space created by clearing out old junk! I love the quiet time I get in my office to reflect and listen to my spiritual practice podcasts before or while beginning my day.

  18. Mary August 4, 2018 at 11:58 am #

    Starting the day with Yoga in the Park, savoring the cool air, beautiful mature trees, birds, butterflies, rose garden and blue sky.

    • judy August 9, 2018 at 11:03 am #

      Loving the beauty of the morning. Driving, listening to Leonard Cohen, sometimes singing full blast with a song. Sometimes dancing a little. I’m having that kind of day. I am thrilled to be alive.

  19. Lynn August 26, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

    Sharing time with those who see beauty and value in living a meaningful life tho they cannot visually see.

  20. Sandra Pace December 19, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

    What I love most today is able to tolerate the pain of disconnection with my partner and let the pain be pain as it is. Be present with sensations as an observer for the whole night and all day today as they rise and fall inside me. It is a tiny tiny step in being free of being in this messy enmeshed relationship with my partner. It is not comfortable but able to notice that freedom is more important to me than being in illusion of attachment that is full of ruptures, constant emotional invalidation, pain and continuous inner conflicts due to not being able to live true to my values. Doubting myself at the same time with stories in my head may be I am wrong, may be I am overthinking this, may be things will change if we just tried harder blah blah blah.

    Then while looking for answers on internet through keywords like how to be emotionally free and be happy – stumbling into this site to find individuating from parent and partner article which is the answer I was looking for from universe. Thankful to run into this site. And the powerful insights in this article help me see how it is going to be a process to set myself free of the emotional bondage that I have bound myself into in false hope of a positive change in my romantic relationship only to disappoint myself yet 100000 time. Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Well I have been operating like an insane lunatic. I get it!

    I love the brutal honesty in the article about individuating that separating emotionally and able to have full self reliance to live and love myself without reaction to my partners mistreatments is going to take work at my part and it is going to be painful.

    I would need to let go of rescuing myself and him from the transitional pain of this growth. I am grateful to know on this website various articles that validate the faint notion I had that I have lost my personal power and I am not able to escape this circle of elusive love that I know is not real or solid – I no longer trust myself as I did before. To be able look at myself as a human who made mistakes in falling for a potential trap. Acknowledging that it is human to get attached sometimes in unhealthy ways and become unhealthy in that process while trying to fix the situation. Completely loose strength to get out because of wishful thinking in hope that it might work somehow as other person wants to change. The false hope had been keeping me more and more entrenched in the circle of pain. I am fighting to get out of a swamp and only to find my effort drowning me into is further where I don’t want to be. This is a learning for me to painfully experience flip side of hope and positive thinking. This stuff is hard to put a positive spin on for my reality.

    Now I know the the price to be paid for lasting freedom but it is going to be worth it. It is painful either way so choosing my pain wisely to allocate towards emotional lasting freedom is where I need to put my effort. I am 100% accountable and responsible for my experience.

    Webinar how to not fight it beautiful – I want to be that person who can own and have full inner power to live that in real life.

    Thank you Jake and Hannah for sharing what you have learned to this community.

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