Signs of love

A wave of guerrilla goodness has been sweeping my world.

Last week on my way to work, the entire square was plastered with words of encouragement:

“Your smile lights up the world!” and “Have a lovely day!”

This one made me laugh. “Your mother loves you!”

And this weekend, as I was shivering on the path by our lake,

I spied a heart drawn in the earth.

The next day, I was walking in the woods in a snow blizzard

When I caught sight of this heart planter hanging from a tree.

My spirits lifted immediately!

But my favourite signs of love

Are always these treasures: my kids.

And with that, I wish my compassionate and lovely son a Happy 9th Birthday.

For more kindness, please visit: Our World.

84 responses

  1. Wish your son and you a wonderful day and years ahead.

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    April 9, 2012 at 16:15

  2. Happy birthday to your son!! What a sweet face. I love those guerrilla messages of encouragement!

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    April 9, 2012 at 16:30

  3. Pat

    Beautiful, found signs of love. That face – precious. Happy,happy birthday to your son!

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    April 9, 2012 at 16:38

  4. Wonderful things to brighten a dreary day!

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    April 9, 2012 at 16:39

  5. LadyFi: what a fun look at the signs of love.

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    April 9, 2012 at 16:55

  6. happy birthday to your son! big smiles…

    love the found hearts…love is alive and well in the world it seems…

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    April 9, 2012 at 16:55

  7. Bob

    Happy happy birthday to your son. Beautiful photos.

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    April 9, 2012 at 17:04

  8. Lovely signs!! Hope you had a joyful celebration for your son!!

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    April 9, 2012 at 17:10

  9. Jeevan

    My best wishes to your kids… That’s sweet signs of love found! Beautiful post.

    http://jeevansworld.blogspot.in

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    April 9, 2012 at 17:13

  10. Oh, wishing a Happy, Happy Birthday to your handsome son!! It is wonderful to be able to look past the cold weather and whatever problems go with the day, to be able to see the many beautiful and wonderful things in our lives!! Hope you and your family have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    April 9, 2012 at 17:16

  11. I hope your son has a wonderful Birthday! All beautiful shots and I love the one of your son.

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    April 9, 2012 at 17:20

  12. wonderful to such signs of love…and wishes to your son!

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    April 9, 2012 at 17:22

  13. Lady Fi,
    as always….
    beautiful & inspiring.
    ❤ Love. xx

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    April 9, 2012 at 17:44

  14. TexWisGirl

    sweet!

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    April 9, 2012 at 18:01

  15. Wow, some angel is at work in your world.

    Happy Birthday to your son, he and I have very close birthdays.

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    April 9, 2012 at 18:15

  16. ds

    I shall be smiling for the rest of the day (if not week). Thank you for this.
    A very Happy Birthday to your handsome son!

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    April 9, 2012 at 18:32

  17. First.. beautiful photos!🙂

    Secondly.. I’m glad you found beauties on your way and shared them with us!🙂

    I just love that tree! Have you made a color to the tree afterwards, I see those lovely red spots..

    And Happy Birthday to your handsome son!! =)

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    April 9, 2012 at 18:46

    • The first three shots were taken with my mobile phone, so I upped the saturation a bit.

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      April 9, 2012 at 19:03

  18. thesmittenimage

    What wonderful finds. They would raise anyone’s spirits. Thank you for sharing them. And Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy.

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    April 9, 2012 at 19:05

  19. Beautiful post. “Guerrilla goodness” is a wonderful phrase.

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    April 9, 2012 at 19:24

  20. readerwil

    Happy birthday to your son . May you have many more together! Ha det bra!

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    April 9, 2012 at 19:40

  21. Lovely work🙂

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    April 9, 2012 at 20:12

  22. Beautiful shots. Wish your son a very happy birthday!!!

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    April 9, 2012 at 20:42

  23. Happy Birthday to your son.
    Beautiful shots as always.

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    April 9, 2012 at 21:20

  24. Hi There, Love all of your signs of LOVE…. So special!!!!!

    Happy Birthday to your Cutie Pie….
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    April 9, 2012 at 21:50

  25. That delicious, sweet pictures, I am filled with peace, yes, I think children are the ones that inspire the purest love.

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    April 9, 2012 at 22:36

  26. jbcuvelier

    We hope your son has the happiest of birthdays! Love is in the air……..

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    April 9, 2012 at 23:26

  27. Lovely post Fi! All of your shots are wonderful but that last one of the birthday boy is a treasure. I hope he enjoyed his birthday. Here’s wishing many more happy ones to come.

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    April 9, 2012 at 23:28

  28. Happy Birthday to your son ! Beautiful Pics! Wonderful Post!

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    April 9, 2012 at 23:45

  29. I love the way you have of focusing on the positives in life. The naturall beauties that surround you and the love you have for your family and friends.

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    April 10, 2012 at 00:07

  30. Nancy

    Delightful captures, Fiona. The hearts made me smile. Have a lovely week!

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    April 10, 2012 at 00:11

  31. How encouraging! I was a little tired today, but this perked me up

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    April 10, 2012 at 00:38

  32. Al

    Happy Birthday to your son! Children are the greatest gift! (And occasionally the greatest frustration too…)

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    April 10, 2012 at 00:59

  33. Happy birthday to your son!

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    April 10, 2012 at 01:29

  34. More happiness, More smile – Happy Birthday.

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    April 10, 2012 at 02:07

  35. love is breaking out everywhere!

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    >

    >

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    April 10, 2012 at 02:18

  36. your successive header photos are a hypnotic induction, and initiation into the world of the Lady Fi

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    April 10, 2012 at 02:19

  37. onceupona

    Happy birthday Lady Fi’s son. I think you are quite fortunate to have such a loving and creative mom!

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    April 10, 2012 at 03:42

  38. Oh my…these are beautiful signs of love! The best sign of all, though, is the sweet smile on your adorable son. I hope he has the best birthday, ever!

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    April 10, 2012 at 04:31

  39. Happy big 9 to your son LadyFi.

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    April 10, 2012 at 04:43

  40. Beautiful post and best wishes to your son!

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    April 10, 2012 at 04:47

  41. What a happy world you bring us! Happy birthday to your son!

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    April 10, 2012 at 05:23

  42. You’re getting sweet messages everywhere but the gift of your son’s smile is the best. My oldest grands are 9 – a wonderful age and an age still filled with wonder. Happy Birthday to him!

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    April 10, 2012 at 05:35

  43. Lovely pictures, happy birthday to your son.

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    April 10, 2012 at 06:12

  44. Wonderful captures!
    Happy 9th Birthday to your son and wish him plenty more!!

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    April 10, 2012 at 06:46

  45. Wonderful post.

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    April 10, 2012 at 06:59

  46. Great post and shots to go with. Love your expressive son….love the textures in the photos, each one a beauty.

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    April 10, 2012 at 07:16

  47. Happy happy birthday to your son. Terrific capture as always!

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    April 10, 2012 at 08:50

  48. Hi there – the messages are good fun – hope you son had a day to remember!

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    April 10, 2012 at 10:44

  49. Thanks for the positive and happy blog Fi. Happy birthday to your son too from the other side of the world- Dave

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    April 10, 2012 at 10:56

  50. Elephant's Child

    Wishing you both a wonderful day from here as well. This was a lovely post. Thank you.

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    April 10, 2012 at 12:19

  51. I hope you had a good Easter!

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    April 10, 2012 at 12:50

  52. Happy birthday to your son! Your photos look vintage..beautiful!

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    April 10, 2012 at 13:48

  53. Happy birthday. It’s best to smile together.

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    April 10, 2012 at 14:25

  54. gutsywriter

    This is a test

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    April 10, 2012 at 14:51

  55. Happy (belated) birthday to your son!

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    April 10, 2012 at 15:32


  56. · You have what is most important, goodness, and that charming 9 years old son. Enjoy. You are very lucky

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    April 10, 2012 at 16:01

  57. Wish your son and you a lot of joy, love and good health!

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    April 10, 2012 at 16:12

  58. Happy birthday to your son!

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    April 10, 2012 at 16:13

  59. A happy birthday ! what nice pictures !

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    April 10, 2012 at 16:35

  60. I hope your son had a wonderful birthday. I think it’s wonderful that you have been surrounded by so many signs of love.

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    April 10, 2012 at 16:46

  61. lindyloumacinitaly

    What wonderful signs of love and Happy Birthday young man.🙂

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    April 10, 2012 at 17:17

  62. Beautiful post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    April 10, 2012 at 17:42

  63. Happy Birthday to your son!

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    April 10, 2012 at 18:16

  64. Love all around.

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    April 10, 2012 at 18:21

  65. Nice photographs, but the sign of the heart sensational. I am greeting

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    April 10, 2012 at 20:37

  66. Congratulations for your 9th birthday! There are two heart shaped ones. I think something good will happen for you.

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    April 10, 2012 at 22:48

  67. lots of heart warming in this post. Hugs to you and your children.🙂

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    April 10, 2012 at 23:22

  68. why is the planter this shape at the bottom?

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    April 11, 2012 at 03:27

  69. Happy Birthday to your son! That is a great photo. I was taking in his beautiful face while scrolling down only to discover another beautiful face. What a treat!

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    April 11, 2012 at 04:21

  70. How beautiful!
    Happy Birthday to your beautiful son🙂

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    April 11, 2012 at 07:59

  71. Happy Wednesday!

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    April 11, 2012 at 13:05

  72. Beautiful post!🙂

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    April 11, 2012 at 15:25

  73. Happy Birthday to your boy!! And what lovely messages you’ve been getting!

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    April 11, 2012 at 19:05

  74. Happy Belated Birthday to you son! He is handsome! Lovely images and signs. Thanks for sharing your world.

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    April 11, 2012 at 23:35

  75. Hang on just a minute there! What the heck happened to those two little ankle-biters you used to have when I first started reading your blog? Yikes! They’re BOTH all grown up. Time flies! What a handsome guy — I’m sure his birthday was wonderful.

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    April 12, 2012 at 04:46

  76. I love love love when people do these kind of things! It’s so beautiful and I think no one who ever crossed those sign wasn’t not happy to read it!
    Yesterday, with one of my flatmates we decided we are going to do a Free Hugs campaing in Barcelona at the end of the month! We want to spread some love!!!

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    April 14, 2012 at 12:30

  77. The face of love is dearest in our children. A belated but very heart-felt Happy Birthday to your son!

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    April 14, 2012 at 15:27

  78. JM

    Belated congratulations! What a wonderful portrait.

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    April 14, 2012 at 16:14

  79. Belated Happy Birthday to AB#2..he is a handsome lad!

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    April 14, 2012 at 19:37

  80. jenjilks

    ♥ !

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    April 16, 2012 at 03:27

  81. Love that smile, very contagious! Happy birthday!

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    April 16, 2012 at 07:22

  82. I have been inspired by Marie Marshall to post what I am calling Guerilla Poetry. Get the Beauty out there! Love this!

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    April 25, 2012 at 21:34

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