A Woman In Love

When she stepped on the bus , I thought, “Here is a beautiful woman.”   About 25 years old, she wore a cotton honey coloured winter coat, blue jeans, and calf high winter boots.  Her blonde hair was tied back on her head in a pony tail.  She had a natural girl-next-door beauty.

She smiled, said hello (with an Australian accent), and dropped coins in the fare box.   Her whole being radiated an interior spirit of contentedness and satisfaction.  I could not help notice her.

“Where you from in Australia?” I asked.

“New South Wales, near Sydney.”

“Ah, I just came back from there.  Beautiful country.  Great coffee.”

She rode the bus from Banff and got off in Canmore.  It was dark out.   On the opposite side of the road stood a young man wearing shorts and a winter jacket.  I signalled to him, asking if he wanted to get on; he shook his head and pointed a finger to the back of the bus.  He was there to pick up the woman from New South Wales.  Then it struck me,  “She’s beautiful because she’s in love!”

The next week, she rode the bus again, this time to Banff, so I asked her if the man in the shorts was her boyfriend.  She smiled widely, deeply content, and replied, “Why yes, he’s my fiancé, Matt.  He had just came from the gym and was picking me up.”

“If I may be so bold; you are a lovely young woman, and when I realized your man was there, I knew you were in love.”

She smiled again and said, “Yes, that’s it indeed.”

When a man loves a woman from his heart, and when a woman knows that her man is dedicated to her alone, she is filled with an interior confidence, satisfaction, and fulfillment that allows her to radiate her feminine beauty.   Take note, men.

Categories Blog Post | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Posted on February 2, 2013

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  1. by Frank Verkley

    On February 3, 2013

    It is beautiful when we are glowing in the light of love. It emanates from within and shines outward. No one can put it into you…it comes from within. Note I’ve found that I am the one who controls its radiance. It is the power of creation. No limits but ourselves.

  2. by Patrick O'Connor

    On February 3, 2013

    Indeed Frank, you are right.

    When we are with someone, or persons, who make us feel less than loved and accepted, we certainly find it challenging to radiate love; our guard is up and sword is ready to protect and defend. How we treat others has everything to do with how they feel about being themselves. We’re all connected.

  3. by Patrick O'Connor

    On February 20, 2013

    I’ve caught some flack for this blog from people who think I’m saying that a woman must be loved by a man to be beautiful. Certainly, that’s not true, nor is it the contention of this writer.

    In relationships, whether we’re man or woman, girl or boy, when we know we are loved and secure in our relationships, we feel secure and safe in a sense of well-being. People, anyone who feels a sense of well-being radiates beauty, confidence, security – masculine or feminine beauty!

    When we are not secure in our primary love relationships, we can feel troubled, distressed, anxious, etc. Those interior feelings tend not to radiate confidence, satisfaction, etc. – the things that attract others.

    The blog is directed toward men, reminding them of a woman’s need to know she is loved whole heartedly.

  4. by BREE

    On February 21, 2013

    This is the most beautiful thing i have ever read, it brought a tear to my eyes.. This girl is my twin sister, and she is the most amazing, inspirational, beautiful thing in this world. She is my world. When her and Matt first met, they had a bond that was unbreakable, a match made that will last forever. Now, travelling the world together, they are on the adventure of their lives. I miss her soo much, her glow is contagious, i cant wait to give her a big hug when she returns home :)

  5. by Patrick O'Connor

    On February 22, 2013

    Bree, what a delight to read your comment! Your sister has spoken so highly of you and with such love. Is there anything stronger than the love of twins? The love of triplets? :)
    Regardless, thank you for your comment. Tegan and Matt have a special love, a mature love between 2 young people. I hope they inspire other young people to choose wisely, be patient, and have standards. I wish you all the best in your forthcoming state of motherhood! :)

  6. by Lynn Hancock

    On February 26, 2013

    The beautiful woman and the man she is in love with are my daughter (and soon I hope) son in law .Thank you for your astute observation ,Tegan and Mathew are an inspiration to both of their families we all miss them terribly but their love travels across the world to us and their journey is so special we wouldn’t want them to miss anything . They are fulfilling their dream, to see all of the wonderful places in the beautiful world we live in and share their love and appreciation of life with everyone they meet. I am glad that Tegan touched your heart when you met her, both Tegan and Mathew come from close families and have been fortunate to have grown up knowing they were loved and feeling the closeness of Family and the special bond with their respective siblings.Family ,Love and appreciation of life is everything these things are the simple truth.

  7. by Patrick O'Connor

    On February 26, 2013

    You are writing from a place of profound love and truth, Lynn. Thank you. Your final comment, “Family, Love, and appreciation of life (what I saw on Tegan’s face the moment I first saw her) is everything, these things are the simple truth.” Amen to that!
    I said to Tegan one day on the bus, “You must come from a good family; the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” And I was right! ;)

  8. by Charleen Rouleau

    On March 4, 2013

    Very interesting website. I must say I will do more reading on that later today.
    I totally agree with everything u wrote.
    Embrace the day Patrick! Char

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