In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to put together a few quotes about love and friendship. Even if you dislike the day and all of its commercial trappings, it is easy to appreciate the importance of being thankful for the relationships we DO have, as these are what enhance our lives in immeasurable ways. Whether you spend the day with a friend, a lover, or by yourself, know that love and kindness are always something you can give away, again and again, without fear of it ever running out.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away”. -Rex Cole
“Love is not gazing into each other’s eyes, but looking outward together in the same direction.”
“In the end, only 3 things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” –Buddah
“The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw
“The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” –Wayne Dyer
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Be good to yourself and spend some time today doing something YOU love, whatever that might be for you– maybe going for a walk, sitting to read a good book, making a yummy meal, calling a friend…
What is your favorite friendship or love quote?