You are welcome to come and chat with me about your thoughts on love as Valentine's Day approaches. Do invite a friend to come along to Silken Purse's tea party at Tuesday Tea for Two and we can all share in the delights of this special day. http://www.silkenpurse.blogspot.com
I wonder if there is any topic more written about than love. The highs and lows, the hurts and healing, the regrets and dreams. I think the essence of the human condition is the need to be loved and to love.
I wondered if there was anything new that I could write about love? I didn’t think there was. So I would love to share with you, some favorite quotes of mine on love.
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
~Frank A. Clark
Shall we compare our hearts to a garden -
with beautiful blooms, straggling weeds,
swooping birds and sunshine, rain -
and most importantly, seeds.
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.
~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self
The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~Peter Ustinov
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein
Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.
I Corinthians 13: 13
I hope you had a moment to sip a cup of tea and ponder the ways you share love with those around you. Spouses, children, neighbors, friends, pets and strangers: all flourish with love.
Photo credits hearts-teacup-and-saucer_-_19_95-emma-bridgewater