Lennon coined the phrase and he was spot on. The reality is, all we really do need is love. I believe that with my WHOLE heart. I believe that humans are created to love and be loved. I believe that God designed us to love, to long for love. I believe love can fill us up and bring us joy. It’s a super emotion, a reality, a gift, and when you have it, you know it. It starts with our parents. And then with friends. Perhaps a pet. A hobby. A boyfriend. Grandparents. Siblings. A spouse. Food. Art. Travel. When we experience love, whether it be human love or the love of something, I believe we are at our best. The way we were designed to be.
And today, albeit a Hallmark holiday, I wish nothing more than each of you to experience love. Whether it’s savoring your favorite food. Sharing an evening in with your closest girlfriends, champagne and strawberries (and perhaps a chick flick). Going on a first date. Or a tenth one. Giving love to someone else by means of your words or actions or a traditional love letter (come on, you know you would love to get one of these). Surprising your kids with a Valentine’s Day game night at home where you get to eat cupcakes for dinner. Calling someone you haven’t spoken to lately just to say “I Love You.” Stopping, even just for a moment, to remind yourself of all the love you are surrounded with each and every day.
However you spend today and tonight, I encourage you to love and be loved! And in the meantime, here are some beautiful quotes I curated to get you in the mood. Oh come on, not that kind of mood! Gross.
All sources can be found on my Pinterest Board.