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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

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for DEC 2018/JAN 2019 are:

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,

 

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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!

 

 

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!

Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
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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…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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  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.

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

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