We Found Love 🐾💕
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
~ Helen Keller
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t stopped crying since the Farmer’s Dog Super Bowl ad last night. Jason and I have four dogs, — two of whom are active seniors — and they’re our children. If you have a furever friend, give them some extra love from me!
This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day, and even if you think it’s overly commercialized — as I do — it’s still a potent time to renew your commitment to love. All kinds of love. Platonic love. Love for yourself. Love for the community, Mother Earth, for life itself. Chani Nicholas explains it better in her weekly podcast.
I’ve spent the past week recovering from what my friend described as “a good, old-fashioned head cold.” I haven’t had much energy, and I’m still catching up with work!
So, I thought I’d practice some self-love and compassion by putting together an easy post of my 15 favorite quotes on the topic of love (the one up top plus the 14 that follow).
I hope you enjoy!
Love recognizes no barriers.
It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
~ Maya Angelou
Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
~ Franklin P. Jones
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
~ Dalai Lama
Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
~ Judy Garland
Anyone can be passionate but it takes real lovers to be silly.
~ Rose Franken
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
~ Zora Neale
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
~ Lucille Ball
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
The best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
~ Steve Maraboli
Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone
It has to be made, like bread
Remade all the time, made new
~ Ursula K. Le Guin
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
~ Victor Hugo
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We talk about what else there might be to do,
But being together solves most of it,
In fact, solves all of it.
~ Charles Bukowski
Do you have a favorite quote on love? Please share in the comments, or hit reply if you’re reading this in your email inbox.
Just a friendly reminder that I’m still offering complimentary tarot readings for Hayley’s friends and family. Now through the end of the year. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org when the time is right.
And for anyone else who might want a mini tarot reading, I’ve decided to extend a paid version of this service to all. I’m offering 3-card readings delivered through Marco Polo for $14 through the month of February. After that, the price will go up!
Thank you for reading! Sending lots of love from Maine!
PS- if you loved this post, you can buy me a coffee to say thanks!