Archive | February, 2014

Sharing some love in time for Valentines Day

13 Feb

Here are 51 quotes that I got in an email on love.  



51 Inspiring Love Quotes



There are only a few more days until Valentine’s Day.

So today I would like to share thoughts about love from the people who have walked this earth before us (and from a few who are still here).

Timeless thoughts written down and spread throughout the decades, centuries and, yes, even millenias.

Thoughts not only about happy, romantic love but of love in other forms and stages too.

This is 51 of the most inspiring, touching and helpful quotes on love.


  1. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” 
     James Baldwin
  2. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” 
    —  Lucille Ball
  3. “Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” 
     Rainer Maria Rilke
  4. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” 
     Morrie Schwartz
  5. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” 
    — Herman Hesse
  6. “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” 
    — Roy Croft
  7. “Love is a friendship set to music.” 
    —  Joseph Campbell
  8. “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” 
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  9. “When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” 
    — Blaise Pascal
  10. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” 
    — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  11. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” 
    — Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” 
    — Leo Buscaglia
  13. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” 
    — Rumi
  14. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” 
    — Lao Tzu
  15. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” 
    — Julia Roberts
  16. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” 
    — Plato
  17. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” 
    — Alfred Tennyson
  18. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”  
    — Helen Keller
  19. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” 
    — Oscar Wilde
  20. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” 
    — Henry Miller
  21. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” 
    — Oprah Winfrey
  22. “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 

    — Dr. Seuss

    23.  “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”— Khalil Gibran

    “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” 

    — Alfred Lord Tennyson

    “Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” 

    1. — Vincent Van Gogh
    2. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” 
      — Albert Ellis
    3. “If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” 
      — Benjamin Franklin
    4. “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” 
      — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    5. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 
      — Martin Luther King, Jr.
    6. “We are most alive when we’re in love.” 
      — John Updike
    7. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.” 
      — Elbert Hubbard
    8. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” 
      — Eleanor Roosevelt
    9. “The more one judges, the less one loves.” 
      — Honore de Balzac
    10. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” 
      — Ingrid Bergman
    11. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” 
      — Lao Tzu


      1. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” 
        — Kahlil Gibran
      2. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” 
        — Andre Breton
      3. “Love is a better teacher than duty.” 
        — Albert Einstein
      4. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” 
        — Erich Segal
      5. “Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.” 
        — Unknown
      6. “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” 
        — James Thurber
      7. “The best proof of love is trust.” 
        — Joyce Brothers
      8. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” 
        — Honore de Balzac
      9. “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” 
        — Carl Sagan
      10. “Fortune and love favor the brave.” 
        — Ovid
      11. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” 
        — David Wilkerson
      12. “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” 
        — Wayne Dyer
      13. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” 
        — Anaïs Nin
      14. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 
        — Martin Luther King Jr.
      15. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” 
        — A. A. Milne
      16. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 
        — Charles Schultz

        Not sure what happen to the numbers which somehow turned into Letters to roman numerals ah well.  I would fix but that would probably take close to forever.  Enjoy and hope they help you with your valentine.  


Makin a dent

12 Feb

Still feeling a bit under but, it is a slow process.  My appetite which had been down in the dumps mainly because I could not smell very well due to a stuffed up nose.  

Last week I made a huge dent into getting rid of a lot of my daughters toys that she was no longer playing with or that were plastic goodness that I wanted gone for the most part.  It was a lot of fun for me at least.  I did this without my daughters consent mainly because she would never would have agreed and plus to avoid the drama.  Plus I got rid of a blouse that no longer fits me the way I would like for it to and it is a bit tight.  I got rid of a jacket that my daughter said was too tight for her.  That will be donated to a place that collects coats for people in need.  

The items have not left the house yet but, as soon as I can get the car and not have my daughter around it will be out of the house.  It feels very liberating to get rid of a lot of things.

I did have to add a few things to my collection of stuff.  I had to buy a new coffee cup.  No I did not really need to do this because we have “plenty” but, not one that I wanted to “call my own or even that fits me”.   Plus I have plenty at my moms but, did not want to “bless” her with this lovely illness.  What can I say I need a coffee cup with a bit of personality.  I needed one because my old one was chipped in a few places and had a hairline crack forming on both sides of the handle.  Trust me really hot coffee in your lap is no fun because your handle breaks.  So I decided to avoid this fun and drama.  

I also got a small note pad with a pencil attached to put in my purse and just carry along in my pocket if needed.  The reason was because I was so hoarse that I was fully expecting to loose my voice so having a small pad and pencil to write down and communicate with people would be great.  I do know some ASL but, I do not know every word.  So I felt that this was an ok expense and pickup to get.  Plus I had a great excuse to go to a coffee shop and get another honey flavored latte.  

One side note with the astragalus if you are on any medications please consult your doctor before you take this for possible drug interactions.  

Here are pics of my new mug.  



Still ill but getting back into the swing

11 Feb

Wow has this thing kicked my backside but good.  The daughter is still feeling lousy as well but, is starting to feel a bit better.  

I am at least getting more sleep and am sounding less like Roz from Monsters Inc. the elderly lady in Beetlejuice.  

This weekend we ran a few errands, stopped at the library, stopped by the store to get a few items that my husband failed to get.   I got some cough syrup that is an expectorant to get rid of this and some astragalus an herb that is THE herb to get rid of anything that ails ya.  It is better than echinacea because it only helps if you arent already sick.  Astragalus will burn in a way whatever is bothering you sick or not or if you want to just stay well.  

Here is a bit of our weather last week 

Image we got not only ice but, also snow.  Gotta love winter weather and all it weirdness.  I just hope that this spring we do not have what we had last year.  


8 Feb

Well my daughter and I have been ill this past week.  

For me it began Monday night with a sore throat.  Tuesday I woke up to being stuffed up and little to no sneezing.  Also had swollen glands as well in my throat.  My daughter had a high fever Monday night and is stuffed up and sneezing.  She and I both feel rather rotten.  

Today is the first day I felt ok enough to check email and delete most of it.  Plus it is the first day I put make up on.  Really hate this cold/infection that I have.  I know both my daughter and I are sick of being sick.  

On a plus side I made reservations for both of us to go to Nebraska to see my dad.  We will be getting in a bit closer instead of landing in Kansas City about 3 1/2 hours away driving for my dad it will be 2 hrs.  Not too bad.  We will be leaving in early June.  i am excited and thrilled.  Plus will be glad that it will be warmer at that time as well.  I personally will be glad to see spring.  I am tired of winter.  

That is all that is new for now.  Have a great weekend and stay warm and healthy. 

The car ownership joys

4 Feb

Well good news today the car runs and we did not seize the engine although we might have come close plus we only got 3.7 inches of very wet snow instead of the 5-10 they were predicting.  

Yesterday I took the car out to run an errand and go to a coffee shop for some hot sweet goodness.   The car was running fine and no lights of doom came on.  

My husband had to go pick up our daughter from his parents place about 30 min. or so away.  As my husband was driving back the oil light came on which, was odd since we had it changed the weekend before last.  He got a quart of oil and put it in that we had a spare of in the trunk.  Then he went in search of more at the only store open and was told that the quart that he put in was all over the parking space.  No way could it be driven with it leaking oil that quickly and that badly so I called his mom and she brought oil to my husband but, unfortunately they had to stay the night at his parents place.  The house has been quiet too quiet.  The energy is just gone and there is a huge void.  It makes me wonder how I survived living on my own.  It just feels weird and lonely.  

The car is now fixed it was the drain plug and I forgot last time to forewarn them to make sure it is on tight.  So now there is fresh oil, the drain plug and gasket have been replaced.  Whew!  Potential disaster averted.  Not sure I will be going back to where we got our oil changed anytime soon.