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Bit of Happy #98: Love Is Just A Word…

10 Feb

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”

Even though I don’t quite remember where or when I came across this quote, I thought it had a great perspective on the meaning of love. To me, I’ve always thought of love being this big, heavy word that you should only say if you truly mean it. And I still believe that.

But today’s quote strums a different tune. It gives love more of a whimsical, light meaning that is up for interpretation. That for each relationship, love could mean something different depending on what each person brings to the table. That you may not truly understand what love is until someone comes along and shows you. 

The realization that each person shows love differently brings forth a new perspective. That you can’t sit down and write out exactly what love means and then go out and find it. That you will not find the cookie cutter, picture perfect girl or guy of your dreams. No one is perfect. No one was put in this world especially for you.

But when two people with two separate lives filled with different experiences cross paths with similar thoughts, beliefs, morals and a mutual attraction for each other, those two people may decide to travel down a new path, hand in hand. Create new experiences together. Learn together. Grow together. Endure hardships and celebrate accomplishments together. And with time, they may begin to define their love for each other… together.

For me, today’s quote brought up a new way of thinking to what love is and can be. Hopefully it can do the same for you.

Happy Thursday!

What do you think of today’s quote?

Do you believe something differently about how love is defined?


Bit of Happy #26: Cheerful To All You Meet

19 Oct

I love how today’s photograph turned out!
Taken while visiting Amanda at St. Mary’s College.

“In life, you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.”

Speaking of heavy burdens, I’ve had quite the past couple of weeks. But because of some amazing people in life, I’m making it through. It’s nice to know I have shoulders to lean on when I need it. When I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, I have others that promise me it’s there. And with a little faith, all will be okay. And you better bet my shoulder, tissues and listening ears will be there waiting when they need it (which hopefully they never will). But I would never take what I can’t give in return, especially when it comes to friendship.

I absolutely adore this quote and try to always keep it in mind while going through each day. You never know what people are going through in the moments your paths cross; you never know what impact a simple smile and greeting can have on their day. Be mindful. Be aware. Respect others and never blind yourself of the fact that people all around you may be going through the exact same thing you are, better or worse.

Do you like this quote?

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