Saturday, February 8, 2014

All You Need is LOVE!

Heart Magnet Gift Set
"All you need is love...love is all you need."

The Beatles, of course. I never realized how many of The Beatles songs were love songs until I went on a love song search for our wedding last year. Say what you like about the long haired British invaders turned longer haired hippies...they were all about love!

I'm fortunate. I've been blessed in this life with a lot of love, starting with my parents, followed by my friends and ultimately with my husband. I'm sure there's a lot more love to come my way and even more to give.

The beauty of love is that it multiples. It's like the light of a candle...when you lend your flame to someone else to light their candle, the brightness of your flame isn't diminished. In fact, it makes the whole world brighter as the flames multiply one after another!

And so it is with love.

I know Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday created to sell stuff...llike those adorable magnets pictured up there! {wink wink} But what everyone took the day to put as much love into the world as their hearts can muster. What if every day were Valentine's Day and more and more people approached their lives from a place of love rather than fear and competition.

I decided in this week leading up to Valentine's Day I'm going to make a concerted effort to perform gestures of love and kindness. Large or small, I honestly think these gestures can make someone's day, lift their spirits and encourage more love and understanding in our world.

Who's with me? What has someone done for you? What have you done for someone else? Give me your best ideas in the comments below!!!