How Are You Filling Your Love Basket?

How Are You Filling Your Love Basket?Every year I am baffled by the cynicism surrounding Valentine’s Day. So maybe the card companies and chocolate manufacturers are doing well this time of year, but really, so what? If a few chocolate hearts and love-professing cards are stimulating the economy (to the tune of $14 billion BTW), then so be it.

I have always adored Valentine’s Day, not necessarily for its romantic inclination, but because it celebrates love. And from where I sit, that means all kinds of love. Anyone can have an abundance of love in their life if they open themselves up to the possibilities of where it can be found.

Why would we put limits on something as infinite as love?

How Are You Filling Your Love Basket?Love can be experienced as many different feelings, from deep caring for another person to altruism, well-being, kindness and empathy. Really, why limit yourself to just one “type” of love? Love is one of those rare feelings that takes on a multitude of forms in our lives. Be it between a parent and child, siblings, cousins, best friends, romantic partners, mentor and mentee or, most importantly, self-love.

I have celebrated many Valentine’s Days without a significant other, but rarely felt like I was missing out as I cherished all of the love that was already in my life. In reality, if you’re putting all your eggs in one love basket, you may end up with a bunch of cracked eggs.

So maybe it’s time to stop searching for or idealizing that one true love. Love is infinite, love is abundant – and it’s available to you at any time.

And one thing I know for sure – the more you share, the more you get.

That said, Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you’ll enjoy a few words of wisdom when it comes to love. And I hope you’ll open yourself up to the possibilities that exist in your own life to let love in while you give it away.

Remember, love is a gift, not a limitation.

Enjoy some of our favorite quotes about love!

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

“Person to person, moment to moment, as we love, we change the world.”
Samahria Lyte Kaufman

“Love is the key to life, and its influences are those that move the world.”
Ralph Trine

“The mind determines what’s possible. The heart surpasses it.”
Pilar Coolinta

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”
William Shakespeare

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
Jane Austen

“Love yourself first and everything falls into line.”
Lucille Ball

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Zelda Fitzgerald

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Charles M.Schulz

“First and foremost, self-love, and then give love away.”
Katy Perry

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