First up these words from Emily Dickinson
It's all I have to bring to-day,
this, and my heart beside,
this, and my heart, and all the fields,
and all the meadows wide.
Be sure you count, should I forget, -
some one the sun could tell, -
this, and my heart, and all the bees
which in the clover dwell.
One of my favourite quotes on the subject of love is from Elizabeth Barrett Browning
... I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach...
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life!...
These words from Charlotte Grey remind us of all that we must put into our relationship with our special loved on
Now love starts to learn patience and forgiveness, trust and honesty, unselfishness and constancy, courage and sharing, the threads from which to weave a marriage.
Of course it isn't just women who write beautiful words, Beethoven wrote these beautiful words
I leave you finally with these words which, to me, sum up love perfectly. They come from 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13.
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
Love isn't just about romance, it is much more than that and although there are those that might think that tomorrow is a just a big day of commercialisation, we can perhaps take the time to think of those that we love and let them know, just with a few simple words.
Taking five minutes from our day to share Five On Friday with other bloggers.
Please go and visit my fellow bloggers who are sharing today.
|Helen from Woollybluebells|
|Gina from Fan My Flame|
|Joanne from A Whole Plot of Love|
|Lil from House With Hearts|
|Debbie from Saylor Street Cottage|
|Rosie from Corners Of My Mind|
You may have read my post from earlier in the week about this, but in case not, I wanted to let you know that this is the last of these Five On Friday posts in this format. However, it will be back next week in a new way. There will be a link at the end of my post and you can ALL join in by sharing your own Five On Friday post. You can find more details in this post and on the All About Five On Friday page, the link for which is at the top of my sidebar.
If you want to grab a Five On Friday button, you can also find the details on the All About Five On Friday page.
I hope that next week lots of you will join in and we can have some fun sharing the blog love all around - even though Valentines will have passed by then!
I hope that you have a great Valentines Day tomorrow, whatever your romantic situation is in life, and know that you are loved by me for stopping by!