Love Is...

Hey folks!

Happy Valentine's Day, or love day, as I've been calling it.  As you know I made a plea for some thoughts or quotes on love and didn't get as many as I anticipated I would. :-(  However, I am happy about those that sent me some to share!

My mother says: "I would say patient, gentle, kind and compromising. It definitely needs to be reciprocal with a give and take attitude."

My dear friend HH shares one of her favorite quotes: "All love is sweet. Given or returned. Common as light is love. And it's familiar voice wearies not ever." -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lady Latricia says: "Smiles, hugs and veggies!"

Monique of Brown Vegan says: "Love is patient and kind. Love is working through the difficult times, so you're able to enjoy the good times together." (be sure to Monique some love by visiting her fabulous website and check out her meal planning services for families)!

and lastly, my thoughts...

This day is not one to be had once a year.  We should all be going the extra mile on a daily basis to show ourselves and others as much love as possible. Of course it's nice to have a special day when you emphasize your affections, but it should really feel like another passing day.  Love should be ever present and so you shouldn't even notice a change or shift in what happens due to a holiday because it should be exuding at all times.  Remember you must love yourself first before you can pass it on to others.  It doesn't matter if you don't have that special someone to celebrate with today.  Celebrate life, your family and your friends.  You are never alone when love runs through your veins, it is an unfailing companion, always and forever.

Sending all my love to you and one thousand strong hugs and smooches!

In love and health,