Seriously! These words from The Beatles could not be more true… “All you need is love.” With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I was very excited to see a With Love Fridays link up. I am joining in and I hope you will too if you are interested.
So, love… why do we value it so much? I think we value love because it is the very thing that connects us to others. Love comes in all shapes and sizes. We can have love for our parents, our significant others, our children, our friends, our pets, and even for strangers. Love and connection give purpose to life. We have love and connection to a higher power and we also have love and connection with others here on Earth.
I love thinking about love.. is that too much love in one sentence?! In fact, I am often VERY grateful for the opportunity to love another and to feel love back. It’s the coolest damn thing! Isn’t it?! Knowing that another loves you despite all of your quirks. Or knowing that you had a bad day, but you get to come home to a person or pet that loves you and cannot wait to be with you. Or even thinking about the love of a parent. My goodness, do I think about that often and how grateful I am for having parents that both loved me and showed me love daily. Whenever I have children of my own (or if I have children of my own), I know that I will show them the love my parents showed me. And I am so grateful for that. I see the importance of it.
I am picking out a few verses for my wedding and “love” is the very key word I am using to look them up. I still have no clue which ones I am going to choose, but in my search (we are meeting with our officiate tomorrow) I found some good ones so thought I would share. And if you have any off the top of your head, please comment below or email me!
Song of Solomon or Song of Songs 8:6-7
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If one offered for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly scorned.
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Always choose love, my friends!