Love is....

Love, beminnen, liefhebben, rakastaa, amour, liebe, liben, szeretet, amore, amare, amor, diligo, amor, gra.....

It's only a few weeks until Valentine's Day, and whether you have a spouse/partner or don't you can still celebrate Valentine's Day. It is said that the holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. It is a tradition for lovers to express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery, however like many other festive dates in our calendar it has become very commercialised with the card shops getting all the money. So why not be creative this year and make some handmade cards and gifts, cook a nice meal, bring your loved one to a special place or buy something unique.

So what exactly does Love mean to people??

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination ~Voltaire

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence ~Eric Fromm

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies ~Swedish Proverb

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired ~Robert Frost

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ~Pablo Picasso

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence ~Henry Louis Mencken

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet ~Plato

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked ~Segal

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that ~Michael Leunig
So what does love mean to you??

{Kim Casali}

Where there is love the heart is light,
Where there is love the day is bright,
Where there is love there is a song
To help when things are going wrong,
Where there is love there is a smile
To make all things seem more worthwhile,
Where there is love there's quiet peace,
A tranquil place where turmoils cease...
Love changes darkness into light
And makes the heart take "wingless flight"-
Oh, blest are they who walk in love...
They also walk with God above,
And when man walks with God again
There shall be Peace on Earth for men.
                ~Helen Steiner Rice

So tell us all what love means to you??


  1. Love is a burning thing, it makes a fiery ring. Bound by a wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire...
    Love is the most moving force in God's plan.
    cheers, glenda

  2. I like this quote I read somewhere...Love is like a violin.The music may stop now and then,but the strings remain forever.


  3. such a beautiful post ;o) loved it hehe xx
    i am single but i still dream of love and meeting that one special person that will lift me off my feet...think my prince charming needs sat nav!!! heheheehe x

    love to me means alot of things! but love of a child means so much more!- more precious.

    and despite not having anyone except my sweetpea to share valentines with i still get mushy and make cards and i love heart hand made creations!!--have them all year round hehe

  4. So very true, as the saying goes "a daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future" and after all a daughter is a little girl that grows up to be the most special friend. I'm very soppy today :)

    All things nice...

  5. Love is always seeing the beautiful things in life....however small they may seem.
    Love is also giving away as many smiles and hugs as you can to those who bring joy into your life...
    Thanks for such a lovely post hun....just what you need to brighten a dreary January afternoon!
    hugs Karen x x x

  6. Love to me is being there in good times and in bad. It is having the humility to say you're sorry. It is compassion and empathy. Love the quotes!

  7. Hi hun...I have an award for you...please pop over...
    Karen x x x

  8. Love is the most precious...and it is not a given, I have to work on it....Love to show it and share it.

  9. You will have to excuse me for not putting you on the Happy 101 list. I must apologize for being brain dead!! I have added you to my list because my readers need to know your blog can make them as happy as it makes me. You are very kind and sweet with your comments when you come to visit me. I hope you go back and see you are on the list and should have been from the get go.
    Enjoy and have a wonderful day!!

  10. Happy to do it. I want you to know you and your blog make me happy:)

  11. love is something shared between two or more people who really care about each other and would do anything for that one person.

  12. let me add mne more: miłość


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