Sharing the Love…

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, near and far! I know that there are lots of mixed feelings with regard to Valentine's Day. Many feel it is a corporate-driven holiday while others see it as being a day all about romance. From my end, I have always seen it as an opportunity to put love out there into the universe…to tell friends how wonderful they are, to perform a random act of kindness, to call mom and tell her that she is loved, and to tell that special someone that they are the bees' knees. Valentine's Day is all those things to me. So, I hope that each of you has a wonderful day filled with love…all kinds of love. And here are some of my favorite quotes on love, romantic and otherwise!

  Meghan xo

  "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist little prince “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. " ― Bob Marley

  “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  “Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.” ― Anonymous, The New Jerusalem Bible

  “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ― Albert Einstein

  “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?” ― Mother Teresa

  “How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.” ― Shel Silverstein

  “I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” ― Maya Angelou

    523980_288639867910518_1679518748_n “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them” ― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

  “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

  “I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order to be a wiser and more loving person, hoping to leave the world just a little better than I found it.” ― Cornel West, The Cornel West Reader

  “Let me begin by telling you that I was in love. An ordinary statement, to be sure, but not an ordinary fact, for so few of us learn that love is tenderness, and tenderness is not, as a fair proportion suspect, pity; and still fewer know that happiness in love is not the absolute focusing of all emotion in another: one has always to love a good many things which the beloved must come only to symbolize; the true beloveds of this world are in their lovers' eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favourite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.” ― Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms

    rumi the minute i “If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

  “The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” ― Nat King Cole

  “Love is eternal -- the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work.” ― Vincent van Gogh

  "To love another person is to love the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten." -Thomas Chambers

  "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." -- Oscar Wilde

  "I love you right up to the moon--and back."--Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You

Posted on February 14, 2014
Posted by Meghan

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