It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, February 10, 2012

Chapter 2, Page 10, Book 12

The Meaning of True Love

It is sharing and caring,
Giving and forgiving,
Loving and being loved
Walking hand in hand
Talking heart to heart,
Seeing through each others eyes
Laughing together
Weeping together
Praying together
And always trusting
and believing
And thanking God
For each other...
For love that is shared
is a beautiful thing...
it enriches the soul
and makes the heart sing

Helen Steiner Rice

FANTASTIC Friday/ Fantastic love

Love is best seen as devotion and action, not an emotion. Love is not exclusively based on how we feel. Certainly our emotions are involved, but they cannot be our only criteria for love. True devotion will always lead to action—true love.

Love is the greatest gift God ever gave man.  

I think there is a remedy for most diseases. There is a tonic that makes you younger. There is a heavenly substance that makes you more beautiful and more creative. There is a universal essence that creates within you the spirit of dedicated hard work and selfless giving. This life’s tonic and essence is true love

I finally understood what true love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.

Nicholas Sparks

Have a FANTASTIC Friday everyone!

'On Ya'-ma 

 PS.  I thought you all might like to know that our weather man says that Spring has arrived in the Florida Everglades and is moving northward at the rate of 15 miles per day!  Good news I think!


jack69 said...

Then it should be at out house soon!!! I love Spring.
You just cannot beat words by Helen S. Rice The lady speaks tons in short phrases.

Love from a couple hundred miles above the Evergaldes!!!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Ever been to the Everglades...?
It's always spring or summer there....the weather man made a "safe" prediction...!!
Have a great weekend....

Ally Lifewithally said...

Such beautiful words ~ Ally x


What wonderful words from Helen Steiner Rice and Nicholas Sparks. I have read all of Sparks books. Interesting that you said we shouldn't think of LOVE as an emotion. I have to wrap my head around this thought. Sounds like an idea whose time has come. Take care. PS) I hope the weatherman is right.

Diann said...

What a lovely post and so true! With love and happiness in your heart, it just shines through.

JeanJournal said...

Love is a beautiful thing ~ and yes LOVE surely does make your heart sing! ~ REMEMBERING 54 years of Wedding bliss! Ma, I LOVE POETRY BY HELEN STEINER RICE ~ Since I write poetry ~ (Writing poetry & Reading poetry brings me ever sooo gently into the sweet, sweet 'presence' of the Lord! ~ and makes my HEART SING! ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun ~I DO BELIEVE LOVE IS IN THE AIR~ and VALENTINE DAY IS JUST 4 DAYS AWAY ~~~~~

Rose said...

I love Helen Rice.......

Great Post.