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11/02/2019
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“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Rumi

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is... #HappyValentinesDay

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is… #HappyValentinesDay

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. Vincent van Gogh
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. Jules Renard
Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Why Valentine’s Day? Every year, around the month of February, anxiety levels rise as lovers debate the merits of celebrating one of the most potent and powerful emotions on one designated day of the year. Why create more stress over an emotion that already requires 24/7 attention and displays of affection? Some would argue that, after all, it is the celebration of the life and works of two beloved Saints/martyrs named Valentinus? So for them, this day, February 14th, is not about human lovers but is dedicated to Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine because its origins are based on a Western Christian feast day in honor of said saints. Others would argue that since we have special days for all sorts of things, a day for lovers would be perfect and why not this day, right? If you have a generous mate, you might get to be wined and dined and pampered… the stress comes when you have a mate who is either jaded, can’t afford the extravaganzas, or simply forgets… I know.
We also have that group of folks who feel the whole thing is a commercial effort to separate lovers from their hard earned coins. Truth is that no one can force you to spend money you don’t have so, be wise and be clear. What resonates with me more is that this season of love is a great time to work on effective communication with loved ones. It is a great time to re-kindle the flames of love if you have been taking each other for granted. If the funds are there, it’s not a bad time to splurge a little on each other. Valentine’s Day ought to be a two way street, frankly, because love takes two to tango, and we can’t let the onus of celebrating this day fall on one partner’s shoulders. What do you say?

LOVE Is…
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
Love is metaphysical gravity. R. Buckminster Fuller
When love is not madness, it is not love. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. Voltaire
Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. Vincent van Gogh
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. Jules Renard
Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein

 

This is love by Rumi
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of live.
In the end, to take a step without feet;
to regard this world as invisible,
and to disregard what appears to be the self.

Heart, I said, what a gift it has been
to enter this circle of lovers,
to see beyond seeing itself,
to reach and feel within the breast. via poemhunter.com

READ: Motivation Mondays: Beyond Valentine’s Day
Motivation Mondays: Happy Valentine’s Day
Motivation Mondays: Valentine’s Day Tips

 

“I think that Valentine’s Day is only as good as you want it to be. You know, I don’t think it should be anything fancy, nothing crazy. As long as you’re spending time with that person that’s special, I think that’s a great Valentine’s Day.” Prince Royce

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is... #HappyValentinesDay

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is… #HappyValentinesDay

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is... #HappyValentinesDay #TrytheWorld

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is… #HappyValentinesDay #TrytheWorld

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved. George Sand
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss
Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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What if you’ve tried all the usual gift-giving and wine/dine/floral approach and want something a bit different? Try the Word is a perfect gift that you can share with a loved one and both of you, and your family can enjoy the foods for months on end. Whoever said that the way to a lover’s heart is through the stomach was spot on. Food is a great aphrodisiac and when you present gourmet foods from around the world in beautiful boxes with enough for a full scale meal, you’ve discovered a fabulous gift that keeps on giving. Where would I rather be if I’ve sampled my share of public dining? At home with my beloved enjoying one of these boxed delights and sharing the beautiful selection of love poems included in this post.  And you?

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READ: Try The World: A Taste of TURKEY
Try The World: World Box Gift Of Gourmet Foods
Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA
Try The World: A Taste Of KOREA
Try The World: A Taste Of INDIA
Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden
Try The World: A Taste Of Paris
Try The World: Gifts Of Finest Foods Curated Globally

 

 

The Gardener By Mary Oliver
Have I lived enough?
Have I loved enough?
Have I considered Right Action enough, have I come to any conclusion?
Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace?

I say this, or perhaps I’m just thinking it.
Actually I probably think too much.

Then I step out into the garden,
where the gardener, who is said to be a simple man,
is tending his children, the roses.

 

A Morning Offering By John O’Donohue
I bless the night that nourished my heart
To set the ghosts of longing free
Into the flow and figure of dream
That went to harvest from the dark
Bread for the hunger no one sees.

All that is eternal in me
Welcomes the wonder of this day,
The field of brightness it creates
Offering time for each thing
To arise and illuminate.

I place on the altar of dawn:
The quiet loyalty of breath,
The tent of thought where I shelter,
Waves of desire I am shore to
And all beauty drawn to the eye.

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more. via mindfulnessassociation.net

READ:On Love: Valentine’s Day Wishes…
Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine’s Day Vignettes

 

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JAN

01/01   –  01 New Year’s Day, 05 National Bird Day
01/06   –  06 Golden Globe Awards,  07 Orthodox Christmas, 11 Human Trafficking Awareness Day,
01/13  –  13 Critics Choice Awards, 14 Image Awards, 16 Religious Freedom Day
01/20   –  21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 26 Nat’l. Spouses Day
01/27 –    27 Commemoration Victims of the Holocaust, SAG Awards

FEB

01/03   –  04 World Cancer Day, 05 Chinese New Year
01/10   –  10 Grammy Awards,   14 Valentine’s Day
01/17  –  18 Presidents Day, 14 Image Awards,
01/24   –  24 Academy Awards, Black History Month

 

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“I enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s a nice way to say you’re thinking about your family, someone special, or dear friends.” Camila Alves

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is... #HappyValentinesDay

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is… #HappyValentinesDay

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is... #HappyValentinesDay

Motivation Mondays: LOVE Is… #HappyValentinesDay

This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls. Aberjhani
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. Zelda Fitzgerald
If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. Haruki Murakami
I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. W. H. Auden

 

How can You make this Valentine’s Day/Season of Love Special ? We often forget that the best gifts of love we can give are our presence, our attention, and our shared memories. We can make Valentine’s Day special by  considering its deepest value which far exceeds the trinkets we buy and share. We can make Valentine’s Day even more special if we stop to think of others in need and reach out with love to help. The following Valentine’s Day Tips should help you nurture yourself as well as shift a bit of the focus off you and give attention to others in need. Use this time to add a spring to your step and the warmth of love to your heart and the heart of a stranger in need…

1) First and foremost, Send yourself a Valentine’s Day card and a bouquet of your favorite flowers.
2) Make a list of all the things you LOVE about YOU. Type it up and Frame it on your wall.
3) Invite your closest friends over for some comfort food and gift exchange and call it a Just Because Of Our Love Party.
4) Help someone else in need. Visit a shelter and offer your help to make a difference in the life of someone or some other living thing/a pet.  When we take some of the focus off ourselves and give love and assistance to others, we are the richer for it.
5) Treat yourself and your family to a special outing and have each person share at least one thing they love about every one in the family.
6) Have each member of your family write down all the accolades and positive feedback they shared about each other, and use the information to create individualized cards for everyone.

Our well-being and our hearts are part of our precious treasure box, and we need to refuel it as often as possible. However, some of us forget to take care of ourselves as we run around attending to others. It is imperative that we STOP and pay attention to our own needs. We cannot be fully present to love/care for others unless we are motivated to be fully present to love/care for our own lives. Have a very HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

On Love by Khalil Gibran
When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden…

When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
Think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

A Modest Love By Sir Edward Dyer
The lowest trees have tops, the ant her gall,
The fly her spleen, the little sparks their heat;
The slender hairs cast shadows, though but small,
And bees have stings, although they be not great;
Seas have their source, and so have shallow springs;
And love is love, in beggars as in kings.

Where rivers smoothest run, deep are the fords;
The dial stirs, yet none perceives it move;
The firmest faith is in the fewest words;
The turtles cannot sing, and yet they love:
True hearts have eyes and ears, no tongues to speak;
They hear and see, and sigh, and then they break via poetryfoundation
READ: Happy Valentine’s Day: A Haiku And Three Wishes
Top 10 Things You Don’t Want On Valentine’s Day

 

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Positive Motivation Tip: Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to shower love generously on our loved ones, on others, and beyond. Make a difference in someone’s life this season!

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos:  Valentine’s Day via Pixabay, AND/OR Antique ValentineValentine’s Day via  Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
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Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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232 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie permalink
    11/02/2019 1:38 pm

    My husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year we will hardly even see each other between his work meeting, me having two parties at two different schools for the kids, and a Cub Scout pack meeting that evening. But, we do love to cook together, so a gift box based on trying new foods sounds amazing!

  2. 11/02/2019 1:41 pm

    “Love is something eternal…”, I think anyone who was crazy in love at least once, can agree with that statement. Loving and being in love is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Krysten permalink
    11/02/2019 2:13 pm

    I love Valentine’s Day. I think anything that celebrates love is good in my book and helps make the world a happier place.

  4. Debs | Tiger Mint permalink
    11/02/2019 2:55 pm

    Love is being stupid together!
    I definitely appreciate that one 🙂
    Debs

  5. Neely permalink
    11/02/2019 3:12 pm

    My husband and I try to make something for each other or do an activity together!

  6. Tonya Wilhelm permalink
    11/02/2019 4:10 pm

    Your motivational posts are so appreciated. They are always so uplifting and your images are great choices.

  7. loisaltermark permalink
    11/02/2019 5:46 pm

    Your Monday Motivation posts always give me something to think about- thank you! As far as Valentine’s Day goes, I’m all in. Though it’s certainly become a consumer-driven holiday, I’m always happy to celebrate love.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      17/02/2019 6:34 am

      Thank you! Yes, it does have some merit. 🙂

  8. Melissa permalink
    11/02/2019 5:55 pm

    I just love Valentines Day. My husband and I don’t usually spend money on each other, but we love spending time with each other!

  9. genaadventure permalink
    11/02/2019 7:24 pm

    I honestly love your posts! Every single one is so well written, and this one was so perfect just in time for Valentine’s Day

  10. Alexis permalink
    11/02/2019 8:08 pm

    I just wrote a post on Valentine’s Day! I agree to a point, as long as your having fun with the person your with is all that matters! I live the qoutes you put up; more specifically Love is Like an hourglass!

  11. Nicole Anderson permalink
    11/02/2019 11:33 pm

    I definitely agree with your earlier observation that the main key ingredient for a successful celebration of your love on Valentines Day is not so much about gifts and spending. It is more about the degree and quality of your communication with that person. The things associated with the heart that will long outlive products as such. Nice and thought provoking post as always.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      17/02/2019 6:33 am

      True… communication is key

  12. Amy-Lynn is EXCITED about life (@amylynnwriting) permalink
    12/02/2019 4:57 am

    Ahh… Valentine’s… I like to think of it as a day to remember the true meaning(s) of love. Why we love, who we love, how we love. Remembering to spread more love throughout the world. To do something for someone else. To lift someone up and show them how important they are. And, of course, it’s for the lovers!

  13. Geraline Batarra permalink
    12/02/2019 5:12 am

    Yes of course,, nothing beats the gift of presence and sharing of sweet precious memories together.

  14. Tara at Beach Expressions permalink
    12/02/2019 5:16 am

    I enjoyed reading the background information on the holiday of love! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Ashli permalink
    12/02/2019 5:28 am

    What a great, informative post! I try to avoid valentines day – I’ve never been a fan! But my husband on the other hand does not let that happen.. haha I celebrate for him but I would skip it if it were up to me!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      17/02/2019 6:23 am

      Lucky you.. enjoy the love!

  16. Livelearnbetter (@livelearnbetter) permalink
    12/02/2019 5:34 am

    I agree the best gifts are our presence. I love being with my family, it gives me great job

  17. Mike Satterfield permalink
    12/02/2019 5:36 am

    Great post, you are right it is what you make of it. I think people make too big a deal out of these kind of holidays, but it is important to some people.

  18. Elena Toma permalink
    12/02/2019 5:49 am

    Another outstanding and beautiful article from you! You have some beautiful love quotes here I did not know !

  19. happyandbusy permalink
    12/02/2019 6:03 am

    Yey! Another motivational post for Valentines day! Thank you!

  20. momelite2 permalink
    12/02/2019 6:23 am

    What a sweet and inspirational post. I’ve never been a huge fan of valentine’s day, but I am a big fan of love.

    • You, Me and Benny permalink
      17/02/2019 6:23 am

      I am the same way!

  21. scrapbookadventures365 permalink
    12/02/2019 6:42 am

    I always celebrate Valentines day but have never really known where the day comes from so this was such an interesting and informative read! Love all the pictures too!

  22. Rhonda J. permalink
    12/02/2019 6:57 am

    Thanks for sharing this! The perfect Monday Motivation addition and in the right timing for Vday.

  23. Jolie Starrett permalink
    12/02/2019 7:57 am

    I enjoyed reading the background on valentine’s day!

  24. Joanna permalink
    12/02/2019 9:19 am

    I am actually going to spend this Valentine’s Day having a home made dinner with my loved one, enjoying a glass of wine and each other’s company. I think that everyone should do something on this day, single or not, and treat themselves with something, even if that something is just a glass of nice wine.

  25. folabest permalink
    12/02/2019 9:53 am

    Love is a beautiful feelings. You are in love just when your partner is your number one priority. Happy Valentine.

  26. blueskydreamers permalink
    12/02/2019 9:54 am

    I agree. Although it all seems too commercial and materialistic, it is good to celebrate a special day with a special one. We get so busy in our lives and daily routine that we forget to celebrate love. Why not have a special day for that!

  27. HilLesha O'Nan permalink
    12/02/2019 10:07 am

    Valentine’s Day has always been my favorite. I now choose to celebrate it on my wedding anniversary (24th) since it’s so close to that date.

    • Blairvillanueva permalink
      20/02/2019 4:38 am

      Valentine’s day should be everyday! Think about how awesome it will be less stress and all loving.

  28. Jacque Hastert permalink
    12/02/2019 10:32 am

    Love all the loving quotes. Puts me in the loving mood just reading them. Thank you!

  29. Chelle Dizon permalink
    12/02/2019 10:46 am

    I really do agree with Prince Royce. The most important thing about this special day is to be with the person you love. Enjoy this lovely day.

  30. Steve Shakeshaft permalink
    12/02/2019 12:20 pm

    The TryTheWorld box sounds like just the sort of thing that I would love! Thanks for the idea.

  31. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    12/02/2019 12:56 pm

    Let me rephrase the title… God Is Love. Well, I believe if one truly believes in the God of his religion then he would be happy. However, in conne tion to that, he should also respect other religions.

  32. Clare Minall permalink
    12/02/2019 2:21 pm

    This is something I need to remember every single day! I love that quote. It shows how love formed us in our daily living.

  33. Alexandra Cook permalink
    12/02/2019 2:23 pm

    Oh wow, Those were really a great tips. While spending our day with our love ones on a special day. Why not spend your Valentines with those in need. I love the idea of visiting a shelter. Thank you for sharing this.

  34. Preet permalink
    12/02/2019 2:34 pm

    What a lovey idea this Valentines Day to help others in need. I love to do it not only during this Day but everyday as far as I can.

  35. Gill Trotman permalink
    12/02/2019 2:53 pm

    The “Try The World” box is a genius gift idea. Your post made me look into their website and I see they have snacks for in between meals as well! Great post. I will be looking into them further, thanks for sharing!

  36. Angela Tolsma permalink
    12/02/2019 4:27 pm

    My husband and I don’t celebrate valentines but mainly because our anniversary is eleven days before and we do something for that! I like the idea of the world box. Definitely something I’ll think about.

  37. Yonnah M permalink
    12/02/2019 4:50 pm

    Beautiful post. I am someone who loves the concept of love. Reading these really made me happy.

  38. Christa Anne permalink
    12/02/2019 5:37 pm

    I love the poetry of Mary Oliver so much! I love Valentine’s Day, especially when it’s used to celebrate love in all its many forms.

  39. Danielle permalink
    12/02/2019 5:43 pm

    I think it is so important to just appreciate spending tune with those that you love and not focus on gifts or fancy dinners

  40. LuciWest permalink
    12/02/2019 7:35 pm

    Lovely love quotes and thoughts. Lots to pick from to share with someone special. Thank you for the collection.

  41. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    12/02/2019 8:33 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I’d like to try that Try the World Box, too. I’ve seen them in your previous posts and the contents were amazing! 🙂

  42. Shannan P permalink
    12/02/2019 9:46 pm

    Valentine’s Day is something that we don’t go over the top to celebrate, but we do acknowledge. Even if it’s just sitting together and watching a good movie, spending that time connecting is more than enough.

  43. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    12/02/2019 10:02 pm

    That phrase about lovers being part of one another all along is an interesting one to think about for sure.

  44. Sania Ahmed permalink
    12/02/2019 10:47 pm

    I can soo relate to this it be’s like a national festival and if you do not prove your love for your partner on this day then all your efforts through out the relationship seems to have gone for a toss. I am grateful thats not the case with me. Its been 3 years we havent spent this special day together but our love, respect and affection for each other has grown immensely. With no gifts exchanged no special arrangements we are still fine as my husband says “for us everyday is a Valentine’s day”… Trust me if you have to make an effort to prove your love every single day or on such days just to show it to the world. It is all fake.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/02/2019 6:42 am

      There is something good in celebrating a special day and yes… we should show love every day too.

  45. Amreena permalink
    12/02/2019 11:59 pm

    Such a lovely page !! Much needed. Loved the vivid descriptions and your writing style. Will surely comr back for more. 🙂

  46. Ami Rose permalink
    13/02/2019 12:18 am

    The Try the World Box sounds fab, I love discovering new things and that seems a lovely way to do it.

    Ami xxx

  47. StressedMum (@stressedmum01) permalink
    13/02/2019 1:25 am

    I think love finds and guides you, as you meet the love of your life usually when you least expect it

  48. maartjevansandwijk permalink
    13/02/2019 2:04 am

    I do think Valentine’s day is too commercial. But it’s also a great way to show your loved ones that you appreciate them 🙂

  49. Jasmeet Singh permalink
    13/02/2019 2:39 am

    Gourmet food as gift, yes. that is a great valentines day gift. Even reading about it brought a smile to my face.

  50. Monidipa Dutta (@MonidipaDutta51) permalink
    13/02/2019 3:36 am

    Lovely.. That is all I can say as I’m out of words here… Personally I don’t like valentines day.

  51. Joanna permalink
    13/02/2019 3:47 am

    Somehow I do agree that Valentine’s Day is another commercial day dedicated to spending money. However, you can make it different by just having a romantic night in, a date night with candles, red wine and a nice movie. You don’t need to spend money.

  52. Rebecca Sanchez permalink
    13/02/2019 3:54 am

    This Valentine’s it is important to me clebrating it not only with my husband but with the whole family. I want to express how I love them in this special occassion by spending time with them. eat dinner and have an out of town travel.

  53. Kalyan Panja permalink
    13/02/2019 4:19 am

    A post oozing with lots of love and positivity. Thanks for spreading love around.

  54. Kansas Bonanno permalink
    13/02/2019 6:18 am

    I think my husband will love the Try the world box. We always look for fun new things to try and this will be perfect. This year for Valentines day my goal is to see how I can do better with our marriage and make it better in the upcoming year.

  55. Geraline Batarra permalink
    13/02/2019 6:37 am

    Oh i didn’t know about that fact. I really thought that Valentines day was really for lovers. This is surprising.

  56. tenzendude permalink
    13/02/2019 7:31 am

    The Gardener By Mary Oliver. What a wonderful life lesson. The simplest things are the most important of all.

  57. aisasami permalink
    13/02/2019 7:43 am

    I have to try this WorldBox. I enjoy getting food from different countries!

  58. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    13/02/2019 8:01 am

    Great post for Valentine’s Day week. Love is patient, kind, considerate and selfless. I love this post.

  59. sincerelymissj permalink
    13/02/2019 8:34 am

    I love the quote: “Love is metaphysical gravity”. Thanks for sharing this before V-day.

  60. laura dove permalink
    13/02/2019 8:54 am

    Oh what beautiful poetry. Valentines day is such a lovely celebration I think. It doesn’t need to be about fancy gifts and expensive dates, it’s just about showing love to everyone!

  61. Lisa permalink
    13/02/2019 10:09 am

    While we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, we show each other every day how much we mean to each other. I totally agree that being present is the best gift you can give each. Great motivation in this post, as always.

  62. newmumfun6 permalink
    13/02/2019 11:02 am

    My husband and I aren’t big into celebrating Valentine’s Day but it is nice to take the time to remind your loved ones how much they mean to you.

  63. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    13/02/2019 12:11 pm

    Happy Valentine’s day to you too. Great post and loving the love motivation today xx

  64. The Social Tumbleweed permalink
    13/02/2019 1:01 pm

    So true, there are so many ways to celebrate valentines. People have romanticized valentines through the years.

  65. The Wishful Luxury Life permalink
    13/02/2019 1:27 pm

    I never celebrate valentine’s but apparently my husband has a surprise for me tomorrow, not entirely sure what (i don’t like surprises) so it’s making me really anxious!

  66. hotmessmom365 permalink
    13/02/2019 2:18 pm

    My husband and I don’t put a lot of pressure on Valentine’s Day. We try to do something, but in general everyday way make each other feel special.

  67. Geraline Batarra permalink
    13/02/2019 2:48 pm

    I totally agree, as lovers it’s okay to share the onus of celebrating this day together.. Have a happy Valentines everyone..!

  68. Paula Stewart permalink
    13/02/2019 3:11 pm

    We do something simple for Valentine’s Day since all year we make sure to show our love and appreciation. I don’t like the pressure that it puts on some to meet the expectations of their sweetheart.

  69. presiiicom permalink
    13/02/2019 6:12 pm

    Well said. As I may go on a date on Valentine’s day but I cherish my partner every month of the year. And if we’re are busy and can’t make it, it’s ok because we share our love every day.

  70. veryerin permalink
    13/02/2019 8:19 pm

    Beautiful post and writing! Thank you for sharing this article!

  71. 13/02/2019 9:23 pm

    As always Rumi speaks to me.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/02/2019 6:36 am

      Hahaha! It is an ongoing, long standing love affair. 🙂

  72. lydiaemesmith permalink
    13/02/2019 11:19 pm

    It was interesting to read. I’m making this Valentine special by spending with my family. Happy Valentine! I agree with George Sand that there is only one happiness – to live and to love.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      14/02/2019 6:35 am

      Yes, HVD to all! 🙂

  73. Matija Antonić permalink
    13/02/2019 11:38 pm

    Valentines day is a beautiful holiday, but it has become a bit too oriented on the material side, and besides, if you are with someone and you love them, show them through out the year, not just on that one single day.

  74. sania ahmed permalink
    14/02/2019 1:31 am

    Can’t agree more… my husband and I we have always believed in being present for each other, giving importance to each other and create memories.

  75. Keshia Richmond permalink
    14/02/2019 2:22 am

    This is a nice article that gives arguments for and against Valentine’s Day which I can appreciate.

  76. Sarah Garden permalink
    14/02/2019 3:04 am

    Cool poems! My husband and I are definitely in a routine about Valentines day, but it is fun and it’s another opportunity to remind each other that we love one another 🙂

  77. Cris permalink
    14/02/2019 4:05 am

    What a beautiful Valentines post! You are so right! The most important gift for our loved ones are not material! I always chose to give little and meaningful gifts instead of the expensive ones.

  78. blair villanueva permalink
    14/02/2019 4:12 am

    Here in Manila’s social media, I’ve seen many creative givers sharing their creative version of their bouquet to their love: money bouquet, fruit bouquet, veggie bouquet, and flowers are out. Awesome!

  79. Debs | Tiger Mint permalink
    14/02/2019 4:46 am

    I love all the quotes you post 🙂 I enjoyed the dyer poem too ♥️

  80. thetripwishlist permalink
    14/02/2019 6:31 am

    These quotes are amazing and thought- provoking. Love is eternal is my favorite, and I also like that love is 1 soul occupying 2 bodies.

    I do think it’s good to reconnect with loved ones as often as possible, and V-Day brings that to the forefront.

  81. Mosaics Lab permalink
    14/02/2019 6:49 am

    This is awesome! Super love all your posts especially this one, the quotes are great. Thanks a lot for sharing. Happy V day.

    Chad

  82. HilLesha permalink
    14/02/2019 7:25 am

    I love Mary Oliver poem that you included. She has always been one of my favorite all-time poets! I also love the John O’Donohue poem.

  83. thebusyboymama permalink
    14/02/2019 9:43 am

    We never celebrate Valentine’s Day, just something we agreed on when we got married and while we were dating. But that food subscription box sounds awesome!

  84. Amanda Yorton permalink
    14/02/2019 1:04 pm

    We got a 3 month subscription for Try The World from my husband’s boss. Sadly, we didn’t eat much of it and it got wasted. But I think that was my fault… I don’t like trying new things. ha

  85. Liz Bayardelle permalink
    14/02/2019 2:08 pm

    As always, what an interesting and well-researched post! It’s so cool to hear different perspectives on Valentine’s Day, is there is a huge difference in the various opinions you hear.

  86. Samar permalink
    14/02/2019 2:19 pm

    Whenever, I come to this blog, I return motivated.

  87. Coleccion De Fotografia permalink
    14/02/2019 4:02 pm

    Celebrating Valentine’s day with my family! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too and thanks for always inspiring us with beautiful quotes.

  88. Ana Ojha permalink
    14/02/2019 5:24 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Loved all the collection of poems and quotes in this post! Also, TryTheWorld subscription box sounds amazing! Would love to try it!

  89. Tara Christine Enright permalink
    14/02/2019 5:36 pm

    One year me and my husband did the melting pot for V-Day with a friend and her boyfriend in AC. It was fun, but now me and my boyfriend just did dinner. Nothing to fancy.

  90. Michele Dennis permalink
    14/02/2019 5:44 pm

    Another great Monday Motivation post! For Valentine’s Day the hubby and I don’t normally exchange gifts, it’s more about just spending some quality time together and enjoying a nice dinner at home.

  91. Fran Jorgensen permalink
    14/02/2019 7:12 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these quotes! they are the perfect way to set up the mood for an incredible day!

  92. Travel with Karla permalink
    14/02/2019 8:20 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s funny how people make a day extra special by showing how they love someone. I’m a fan of those special days. I even sent a hand written letter to my boyfriend. LOL.

  93. Jenny Morrison permalink
    14/02/2019 9:10 pm

    Very interesting information and love the poetry! My sister thinks all holidays are just for commercialism, but I enjoy making a fuss and having fun with my family.

  94. Kathleen Cregg permalink
    14/02/2019 9:13 pm

    So much love here on the perfect day! Love these quotes and poems! Thanks for sharing!

  95. amayszingblogs permalink
    14/02/2019 10:07 pm

    I don’t celebrate valentines day EVERRR!!! because for me love is everything we can appreciate love no matter what it is. Your motivational post so powerful and wonderful 🙂

  96. Style High Guy permalink
    14/02/2019 11:42 pm

    I try not to get too caught up in Valentines day as I fell like it’s just a commercial stunt. That said, i do think it’s nice to have a day to let your partner know you appreciate them. Really love the quotes in this post, favourite (and most relatable) being “Love is being stupid together”!

  97. Erica Ardali (@EricaEverAfter) permalink
    14/02/2019 11:49 pm

    My favorite thing about this post are the flamingos. I love those birds… But in all seriousness I love all of the quotes you put in every single post.

  98. Lauren Porter permalink
    15/02/2019 2:02 am

    It’s a hard one – I can see that love is something that should be celebrated, but I do think a lot of companies see it as a way to get money out of people! It’s a great way of reminding people how important love is &, like you say, about communicating with one another

  99. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    15/02/2019 5:01 am

    Such a lovely and beautiful post. Happy Valentines…well belated Valentines day to you too xx

  100. Sarah’s Sage Advice permalink
    15/02/2019 5:06 am

    I love the Aristotle quote.

  101. Luna S permalink
    15/02/2019 5:15 am

    Beautiful post, my favorite quote on this post is “Love is metaphysical gravity.” I feel that is entirely true. I always enjoy your posts, they are always well written and packed with information.

  102. thepeacheepear permalink
    15/02/2019 6:00 am

    Valentine’s Day is really special to us. We’ve always celebrated at home. We cook a fancy dinner, dessert, some wine, a nice movie and lots of decorations of course. With the baby now we include her as well and do some crafts with her.

  103. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    15/02/2019 6:17 am

    Happy Valentines Day from the Philippines 🇵🇭

  104. Sudipa permalink
    15/02/2019 6:26 am

    Great read. I love Rumi’s poetry.

    Sudipa

  105. AlwaysCarryOn.com permalink
    15/02/2019 6:26 am

    Interesting post – some great tips and advice here! I will definitely have to take some of this on board. And great quotes as always x

  106. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    15/02/2019 6:30 am

    I love every article from this blog, it’s worth reading. We can also learn wisdom from this blog site and practice it in our daily lives.

  107. SiennyLovesDrawing permalink
    15/02/2019 6:39 am

    This is a lovely sharing, I love travelling & wish my future partner will share the same passion too, enjoy my reading here 😀 Happy Valentines Day 😀 Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  108. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    15/02/2019 6:43 am

    I’d love to try the Try the World Box, too. There’s always something interesting inside each of their subscription box. 🙂

  109. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    15/02/2019 7:11 am

    I have been hearing and reading so much about subscription boxes. This sounds like a great idea.

  110. Tanyi Melvis Bechemnyo permalink
    15/02/2019 7:19 am

    The idea around Valentines day IS BEAUTIFUL but I personally don’t like it because some people tend to think of you only on val’s day.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      16/02/2019 7:24 pm

      Glad to see you here! 🙂

  111. Abu Zaid permalink
    15/02/2019 8:13 am

    Altough I don’t like valentine day, but trully i read your article that may be useful for me someday. And also this become new knowledge for me.

  112. Sabina (@MummyMatters) permalink
    15/02/2019 8:18 am

    We had a family meal for Valentine’s Day. The kids helped cook and serve the food to us and it was really sweet.

  113. Maureen permalink
    15/02/2019 8:41 am

    I enjoy reading about love stories, they melt your heart. I love Prince Royce’s definition of Valentine’s day.

  114. Clarice permalink
    15/02/2019 8:49 am

    Happy Valentines Day! This was not my favorite time of the year until I met my husband. Since we got married, we make sure to do something special on this day partly because it is also close to our wedding anniversary so, we really do not mind the almost “whole month celebration”

  115. JK Darling permalink
    15/02/2019 10:10 am

    I enjoyed reading the poem. So beautifully captured, telling oneself to move on without holding back anymore. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  116. marta_the_traveler permalink
    15/02/2019 10:27 am

    Nice article and as usual great photos! I like how they fit the general content 😊

  117. Adriana permalink
    15/02/2019 10:41 am

    I love Valentine’s Day. Everything is pink theres extra love! I hope you had a great Valentines Day

  118. Flavia Bernardes permalink
    15/02/2019 11:09 am

    I loved all those quotes, especially the poem by Rumi. So simple, yet so powerful. It sums up Valentine’s day (and love) perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  119. Amy-Lynn is EXCITED about life (@amylynnwriting) permalink
    15/02/2019 11:40 am

    Man, isn’t love quite a mystery? It doesn’t really make much logical sense that there would be one person for each of us. And, yet, I cannot see another in an adoring light having known my husband. He makes me throw out all logic and just love!

  120. mamawritesreviews permalink
    15/02/2019 2:48 pm

    Happy Valentines Day, Elizabeth! I hope you have a great day as well.

  121. Nina permalink
    15/02/2019 2:57 pm

    I am blessed to be in a relationship that don’t need the Valentine’s day celebration to be showered with love and affection. My husband constantly shows me that every day is a celebration of love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  122. Patricia Chamberlain permalink
    15/02/2019 3:20 pm

    My husband and I have been married 10 years, and he was away working most of those valentines days, so it is not something we do a lot to celebrate. I love the poem you shared!

  123. Crinkle Hub permalink
    15/02/2019 3:36 pm

    Happy Heart’s day my friend 🙂

  124. kinanthiayusg permalink
    15/02/2019 3:42 pm

    Love all the quotes And poems about love that you put here, especially the ones from Khalil Gibran..One of my top favourite poets of all time..
    I agree with you that some people think that Valentine’s Day is too commercialised that it loses its original purpose, but just like you said nobody forces us to buy gifts for our loved ones but it serves as a reminder to show our love and appreciation to them..it can as easy as saying how much you appreciate your love ones 🙂

  125. lanumi permalink
    15/02/2019 4:00 pm

    These quotes bring back wonderful memories for me. Thank you for connecting the past with the present. I still believe in love and life. Both are inter-related.

  126. Megan Kerry permalink
    15/02/2019 4:46 pm

    I do think that Valentines Day has been overly commercialized-just like every other celebration, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get super excited about receiving a small token or a special dinner to celebrate! This year we made heart shaped crafts and cookies and just kept it low key. Super fun and easy way to celebrate-without breaking the bank!

  127. Nina Cochingco permalink
    15/02/2019 7:21 pm

    It was very overwhelming that even the generation has so many differences now, the celebration of Valentines has a very unending warmth.

  128. ForeignFreshFierce permalink
    15/02/2019 9:37 pm

    I dont celebrate valentines day but its nice that ppl are thinking of ways to express love towards those they care about!

  129. Kemi permalink
    15/02/2019 11:13 pm

    Love that van Gogh quote: the aspect may change but not the essence. That’s true love…and when the essence does change, it can never return. It’s gone for good.

  130. Joyce permalink
    15/02/2019 11:38 pm

    I think we do celebrate Valentine’s every day but we just don’t realize it. And it shouldn’t be something to spend a fortune on either. This year I spent the time with my friend Just at home nothing special. I hope you had a good time with your loved ones.

  131. Audrey Lee permalink
    16/02/2019 1:57 am

    Interesting post! I really enjoy your writing style! Do keep it up

  132. toastycritic permalink
    16/02/2019 6:33 am

    I am really going to have to check out that box. I love gourmet food and it sounds like a great box for that.

  133. Keshia Richmond permalink
    16/02/2019 6:44 am

    Thanks for sharing these lovely quotes with us and encouraging us to show our appreciation for love and Valentine’s Day.

  134. Beth Deyo permalink
    16/02/2019 8:58 am

    Love these beautiful quotes and poems about love. We’re celebrating Valentine’s day all weekend, so the timing for me was perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  135. Blair Villanueva permalink
    16/02/2019 10:26 am

    Everyday should be valentines day! We give love in many ways and forms 🙂

  136. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    16/02/2019 10:42 am

    love makes life so much better, so much more colorful and gives a lot of meaning. I think finding love is the best thing ever to happen to a person. Happy Valentine’s day, a day to push something more romantic into daily lives.

  137. thegrowingcreatives permalink
    16/02/2019 10:50 am

    I love the quotes and poems listed here. Some of my favorites! I think its sweet to have a special day, but also think love should be shown in little ways throughout the year

  138. hotmessmom365 permalink
    16/02/2019 11:39 am

    I am a helpless romantic, always have been. I married my high school sweetheart and have been with him since 16. I love the being in love is being stupid together. We are always acting crazy and silly together because we can be ourselves and still have fun together.

  139. kidneyfornikki permalink
    16/02/2019 1:03 pm

    My husband was out of the country on Valentine’s Day so we didn’t do much but send text messages. We plan to have a nice dinner next month when he comes back. We got engaged around Valentine’s Day so we always have a small celebration but it’s not too big of a deal.

    Your quotes are always inspiring!

  140. sincerelymissj permalink
    16/02/2019 1:41 pm

    My husband and I don’t make a huge deal about Valentine’s Day but we usually get each other something small.

  141. Heather permalink
    16/02/2019 1:42 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I love all of the quotes about this beautiful day but one should show love to those that we love every day not just on a holiday. I love that photo of the flamingos.

  142. Bree L. permalink
    16/02/2019 2:25 pm

    I loved the poem This is love by Rumi that you shared here. Happy Valentines Day to all!

  143. Anna permalink
    16/02/2019 2:52 pm

    We never do much for Valentine’s day, but do like to ensure we make time for a nice dinner, and exchange cards. Regardless how much you work on your love, vday is a celebration of that love.

  144. Flossie permalink
    16/02/2019 5:29 pm

    I agree with what Stephanie said above – Valentine’s Day is a whole different ball of wax once you’re married and esp once you have kids. This year Valentine’s Day coincided with Girl Scout night and the cookie pre-order deadline, so (as Troop Cookie Mama) I was out all night at my daughters’ meeting, collecting and tallying initial troop cookie orders. That said, we did have a nice bottle of champagne on Friday night once the girls were in bed – just not on Valentine’s Day proper 🙂

  145. 👩🏻‍🍳 ℕ𝕒𝕥𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕖 (@calmtheforkdown) permalink
    16/02/2019 6:36 pm

    These quotes for Valentine’s Day are pretty sweet. I’m not really a fan of the holiday, it’s too commercial and people try to focus on love too much on one day then the rest of the year.

  146. Candy permalink
    16/02/2019 7:14 pm

    Enjoyed the readings. We don’t do Valentine’s Day or most holidays for that matter. Yes it is all commercial.

    • blair villanueva permalink
      20/02/2019 9:41 pm

      It might be commercial buy let’s admit it – it works! Though many of us splurge for Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t matter if these gestures would help to blossoms those love to one another.

  147. Kisha Stewart-Harris permalink
    16/02/2019 8:55 pm

    I think both points of view are correct, Valentines day can be a special time to commemorate the love shared between two people, but it is also highly commercial. For years, hubby and I didn’t celebrate, but, now that we do, it feels good to make an event of the day, even if we don’t spend a bunch of money. I think there are always ways to find a happy medium with things.

  148. Helen Neale permalink
    17/02/2019 3:38 am

    I enjoyed reading this artcle, this something that we all should remember

  149. Hannah Marie permalink
    17/02/2019 4:58 am

    We do not really celebrate it. But I remember a Pastor said he send flowers to his wife and daughter because he wants to let everybody know that someone loves them.

  150. myweethoughts permalink
    17/02/2019 5:21 am

    Happy Valentines! Such a perfect article for this season of love.

  151. laura permalink
    17/02/2019 5:29 am

    enjoyed reading your article. I would like to be honest I’m not really into the holiday’s. Love should be shared everyday, not on this one day. thanks for sharing this. .

  152. Kaycee permalink
    17/02/2019 6:12 am

    Happy Valentines to you as well!

    I’m too cynical about love already and sometimes think this is just a capitalist made occasion

  153. Henrietta permalink
    17/02/2019 6:35 am

    So happy to see we agree on the fact that love can be celebrated all year long! The anxiety and stress over an emotion that deserves 24/7 attention is really not necessary. But hey! To each his own. Love is an individual concept, so we all have the freedom to do what works best. Personally, I like the whole year concept. Not just a day.

  154. Ananda Qianyu permalink
    17/02/2019 7:16 am

    beautiful article. great reminder that love should be shared everyday!

  155. Words of a Texas Nerd permalink
    17/02/2019 7:52 am

    Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein
    I love this quote. I’m not big on Valentine’s Day, but I’m head over heels for the man I married. I didn’t know true love until I met and married him. I’ve learned to love as no has before and as no one ever will again. Couldn’t be happier!

  156. Elease Colcord permalink
    17/02/2019 10:17 am

    A little Rumi can make any day special– even beyond Valentine’s Day!

  157. thislovefilledlife permalink
    17/02/2019 10:22 am

    What a lovely post. I love the idea of the gourmet box subscription!

  158. Mary B permalink
    17/02/2019 11:29 am

    I honestly believe that one does not need a holiday to celebrate love. Love should be celebrated daily.

  159. Keshia Richmond permalink
    17/02/2019 11:32 am

    However anyone chooses to celebrate Valentine’s Day is entirely up to them. But it’s a lovely holiday to celebrate anytime that one shows once love and affection to another is a great thing so if it inspires people to do that it’s all good.

  160. KA Inspired permalink
    17/02/2019 12:28 pm

    I love your love quotes! So beautiful.

  161. Aditi permalink
    17/02/2019 12:43 pm

    Love Robert Heinlein’s quote:”Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Important words to live by!

  162. Nina permalink
    17/02/2019 2:37 pm

    These lines are so powerful!

    May I have the courage today
    To live the life that I would love,
    To postpone my dream no longer
    But do at last what I came here for
    And waste my heart on fear no more.

    Everyday, we need the courage to face what’s in store for us.

  163. Linda permalink
    17/02/2019 2:50 pm

    I like Valentine’s Day. It is true there can be commercialization involved but I think it can serve as a reminder to appreciate your loved ones. Not only your partner but your family and friends.

  164. chelf permalink
    17/02/2019 2:53 pm

    Love is biology 😉 Hormones and chemical brain reactions 🙂

  165. Ria permalink
    17/02/2019 6:10 pm

    I love these motivational posts! Reading this on Monday made me very happy – thank you!

  166. Megan permalink
    17/02/2019 6:14 pm

    Such beautiful poems. I especially love Rumi’s. So important to start your week off with positivity, motivation and love!

  167. marjiemare permalink
    17/02/2019 6:26 pm

    I hope you had a great valentine’s day. I love the quote by Vincent Van Gogh” Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence”. I am adding it to my quote book.

  168. Michael permalink
    17/02/2019 11:36 pm

    Valentines day which is very much celebrated here at PH. All restaurants are fully booked and your poem is just a great remembrance how great it is for the people in here.

  169. Ranganath permalink
    18/02/2019 12:48 am

    Happy Valentines day to you too. This is indeed Lovely collection Of Lovely Stuff 🙂

  170. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    18/02/2019 2:53 am

    Happy Valentines day to everyone. May you guys find true love.

  171. Rachael Eberhardt permalink
    18/02/2019 4:08 am

    Whatever ways we celebrate this day, what’s important is with whom we celebrate it. Still thankful that this day is still a hot topic around the world..

  172. ZyraKuma permalink
    18/02/2019 4:33 am

    “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss” is my all time favourite quote!

  173. Samar permalink
    18/02/2019 5:18 am

    This is one of the most interesting blog that I have read about Valentine’s

    Thanks for sharing.

  174. Christopher Mitchell permalink
    18/02/2019 8:03 am

    I love those quotes especially about love, those are great!

  175. Grace Esedeke | Today Was Fab permalink
    18/02/2019 9:21 am

    I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, but I help others mark it by baking them delicious cakes and treats– lots of orders I wouldn’t give up. This doesn’t mean I don’t love love. I love love and every love story there is. I just don’t believe in celebrating my loved one only on a certain day (as it is for most people).

    There are a few quotes and poems here I love so much.

    Happy Valentine’s day (quite late though) from Nigeria!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/02/2019 9:26 pm

      Same to you.TY Sis! 🙂

  176. jaynaylee permalink
    18/02/2019 9:54 am

    I agree. This was a beautiful post. As long as your with the one you love that is all that matters.

  177. Monet Hardaway permalink
    18/02/2019 10:00 am

    I love LOVE & I think you included some of the best quotes about love

  178. chaddden2001 permalink
    18/02/2019 10:45 am

    I’m not a lover of Valentine’s day, but it;s super important to my boyfriend so we celebrated it. It was our first one as a couple.

  179. scrapbookadventures365 permalink
    18/02/2019 1:46 pm

    When love is not madness, it is not love. Pedro Calderon de la Barca – that’s gotta be my fave quote that you posted! Love it! So true! Happy Valentines!

  180. Prabashi permalink
    18/02/2019 2:44 pm

    Your blogs actually carry some great quotes. Every time
    I need to post something on Facebook, I find myself directing here to steal a quote.

  181. Mickal Lewis permalink
    18/02/2019 5:54 pm

    I love being stupid together! It definitely keeps us young

  182. Carmen | wellingtonworldtravels.com permalink
    18/02/2019 7:42 pm

    We rarely celebrated Valentine’s day. My husband is a pilot. So we are lucky if he has a day off on that day – same with birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, New Years. We request for days off, but if not given then it’s fine. Same this year, he was flying. So somethimes we just celebrate these important days on different days. I mean, we should express our love everyday right, not because it’s Valentine’s. Anyway, love all your quotes esp “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction”. We are in an intercultural marriage. We always have differences but we always make sure that we are on the same page and looking in the same direction.

  183. Sudipa permalink
    18/02/2019 7:44 pm

    Such a good read.different but refreshing

  184. Sheela Khadgi permalink
    18/02/2019 9:09 pm

    I love those candles. They are so beautiful.

  185. Karen Monica permalink
    18/02/2019 9:18 pm

    I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day but I always love reading about people’s love story. I find it very inspiring.

  186. Preeti Chauhan permalink
    18/02/2019 10:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing the lovely quotes ,poems and facts that made Monday so motivating and fulfilling.That is a lot of ground work on love !

  187. sincerelymissj permalink
    19/02/2019 5:36 am

    Beautiful written post! Thank you for sharing all those wonderful quotes about love.

  188. Nati permalink
    19/02/2019 8:08 am

    I suppose there are many ways of celebrating love, in my opinion Valentine’s Day is just a commercial occasion.

  189. helenevlacho permalink
    19/02/2019 9:57 am

    I love this quote from Rumi! I think it was written for me the very first time I read it. Obviously, I was in love! Thank you for sharing all these beautiful words.

  190. Jean Goodman permalink
    19/02/2019 10:57 am

    I quite like Valentine’s Day. I tell my husband daily how much I love him but it’s nice to have a special day to do so.

  191. The Travel Bunny permalink
    19/02/2019 11:50 am

    Cool Valentine post. I especially like Rumi’s poem 🙂

  192. Ann permalink
    19/02/2019 5:44 pm

    Rumis’ quotes are lovely! While in Japan, different approach for celebrating Valentines though. Great read!

  193. Janine Ella permalink
    19/02/2019 7:43 pm

    I have to agree, it doesn’t have to be fancy. Anything from the heart is the beat gift you can ever give your loved one. Hehe. And I don’t even celebrate Valentines Day. I mean, why do I have to wait for that one day to show my love? Proving your love to someone should be shown daily instead. That’s just me though.

  194. cleverlychanging permalink
    20/02/2019 3:53 am

    You’re always shedding light on important, but often forgotten wisdom. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Rumi is one of my favorite quotes.

  195. lm10adhi permalink
    20/02/2019 4:02 am

    Loves your views and attitude towards the topic. Really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  196. Emily Fata permalink
    20/02/2019 5:01 am

    I hope you and your family had an amazing Valentine’s Day. May the next 365 days be filled with endless love for you!

  197. ariannepeters6986 permalink
    20/02/2019 6:32 am

    Great post! I definitely needed to see this, this morning

  198. Binge on Basics permalink
    20/02/2019 6:45 am

    Being loved and to love is the best thing that can happen to anyone, I must say

  199. Nina permalink
    20/02/2019 9:22 am

    I love that Prince Royce quote. It’s deifnitely what you make of it. If you don’t want to do anything crazy, you don’t have to. You can celebrate it or not celebrate it.

  200. Samar permalink
    20/02/2019 6:50 pm

    Whatever mood I come in here, I get motivated all the time.

  201. gloriousheights permalink
    21/02/2019 11:12 am

    Beautiful quotes and tips on how to celebrate the Valentine’s Day 👍🏻

  202. gloriousheights permalink
    21/02/2019 11:36 am

    Beautiful quotes and love the tips on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with family

  203. Bindu Thomas permalink
    23/02/2019 1:28 am

    I really love all the quotes and poems about love you have here. Me and my husband enjoy all day as valentines day. Enjoyed reading your writing.

  204. aia permalink
    23/02/2019 11:22 pm

    “When love is not madness, it is not love. Pedro Calderon de la Barca” – I couldn’t agree more to this…

    I love the poems . Happy hearts day..

  205. JL Prince permalink
    27/02/2019 1:41 pm

    Love is definitely more than a feeling. It’s a commitment of the greatest and most selfless kind for sure!

  206. Corina permalink
    02/03/2019 1:22 am

    really love all the quotes and poems about love you have here. and love your posts always.

  207. livetotravelsaniyapuri permalink
    03/03/2019 12:22 pm

    Love is so important in life and I really enjoy celebrating these occasions. Great post!

  208. Kim permalink
    08/03/2019 7:19 am

    Love this blog-sharing love, not w/ just a significant other, but everyone in our lives is so important-thanks for the reminder.

  209. Geraline Batarra permalink
    18/03/2019 10:45 pm

    I love Dr. Seuss definition of being inlove, the kind of love that makes you ‘don’t want to miss a thing’ thay was so beautiful..

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 6:49 am

      Yes, very sweet

  210. SincerelySnide permalink
    22/03/2019 4:55 am

    Love is being stupid together (Paul Valery), is my favorite one. If you can’t be yourself around your partner then what is the point of being together. You should be able to laugh, be stupid, and enjoy life with one another.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 6:49 am

      I love it too. 🙂

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