Are you giving and receiving a special Valentine this year? Is there someone wonderful in your life who brings thoughts of love on this holiday of hearts and flowers?
Some of the love quotes listed below remind me that we are never too old to hope for a romance, find our true love, or–wish for a Valentine.
Here are some words of love that strike a chord in the heart. They create a need to pause for reflection, because when you read them or hear them, your thoughts fly immediately to the one you love or the one you would like to find to love:
Love those who love you. Voltaire
Do you have people in your life who hurt your feelings, never appreciate all you do for them, and take your time and energy when they feel like it? Maybe it is time to set some boundaries with them. Let them know what is and is not okay with you and then take some giant steps back. When you remove yourself from their presence, you have just made a space for people who are capable of returning the love you give. When you spend less time with those who take advantage, and when you make more room for those people who love you, you have just made it possible for true love to find you.
The road to a friend’s house is never long. Danish proverb
The love of your life should share two important qualities with you to forge a lasting relationship: chemistry and friendship. A friend is someone who never judges, listens with their heart, and forgives your errors along the way. A friend is someone who always invites you in with a warm hug when you knock on their door. Make sure your lover is a good friend.
The heart that loves is always young. Greek proverb
Deep abiding love transcends time, age, future and past. When it comes to love, there is no time.
Further, whatever age you were when you met your love, that is the age they will always see you as. No matter how old you are, as long as you are in love, you feel young.
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. Willa Cather
Loving and growing with someone is a miracle. If you are with your soul mate, the example of love that you model for others is like a beacon of light, which causes many more miracles.
Whether you have a love interest or not on this Valentine’s Day, the above quotes give you some words to live by. They set a standard for what you can have and what you can look for in the relationship that waits for you.