In My Life John Lenon & Paul McCartney

There are places I’ll remember

All my life though some have changed

Some forever not for better

Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments

With lovers and friends I still can recall

Some are dead and some are living

In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers

There is no one compares with you

And these memories lose their meaning

When I think of love as something new

Though I know I’ll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I’ll often stop and think about them

In my life I’ll love you more

 

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys,

and keys to fit our locks.

When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be.

Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise.

Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person.

Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.

 

 The Eskimo Love Song

You are my husband, you are my wife

My feet shall run because of you

My feet dance because of you

My heart shall beat because of you

My eyes see because of you

My mind thinks because of you

And I shall love, because of you

 

Reading for a 7 year old child

We were given two hands to hold,

two legs to walk,

two eyes to see,

two ears to listen, but why only one heart?

Because, the other was given to someone else, for us to find.

 

 I Would Live In Your Love by Sara Teasdale

I would live in your love as the sea-grasses live in the sea,

Borne up by each wave as it passes,

drawn down by each wave that recedes;

I would empty my soul as the dreams

that have gathered in me,

I would beat with your heart as it beats,

I would follow your soul as it leads.

 

 Love by Roy Croft

I love you, not only for what you are,

But for what I am when I am with you.

I love you, not only for what

You have made of yourself,

But for what you are making of me.

I love you for the part of me that you bring out;

I love you for putting your hand

Into my heaped-up heart and passing over

All the foolish, weak things

That you can’t help dimly seeing there,

And for drawing out into the light

All the beautiful belongings

That no one else had looked quite far enough to find.

I love you because you are helping me to make

Of the lumber of my life

Not a tavern, but a temple;

Out of the works of my every day

Not a reproach but a song.

I love you because you have done

More than any creed could have done

To make me good,

And more than any fate to make me happy.

You have done it without a touch,

Without a word, without a sign.

You have done it by being yourself.

Perhaps that is what being a friend means after all.

 

Love is Little Things

To me, love is being with you.

It is looking into your eyes.

It is spending a whole day with you and still dreading our goodbyes.

Love is spending time with you no matter what we do.

Love is anything at all as long as it takes two.

Love is planning out our lives while sitting on our bed.

Love is knowing you will catch every tear that I may shed.

Love is feeling beautiful when all my makeup’s gone.

Love is laughing at you when I make you yawn.

Love is holding hands with you wherever we may go.

Love is what I feel with you, with you it’s all I know.

Love is when you kiss my hand just like in storybooks.

Love is when my knees grow weak from one of your sweet looks.

Love is when you kiss me and the whole world fades away.

Love is knowing you are mine and that you’re here to stay.

 

Loving You by Larry S. Chengges

Your love is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

It has given my life new priorities and meaning and filled it with joy.

Thank you for giving so much of yourself

And for helping me to discover so much about myself too.

Sometimes I think you know me better than I know myself.

When we are together Love feels so right with you

And I miss you so much when we are apart

I’ll always be there for you

And together I know

We can make our dreams come true.

 

Thank You by Led Zeppelin

If the sun refused to shine,

I would still be loving you.

When mountains crumble to the sea,

There will still be you and me.

Kind woman, I give you my all,

Kind woman, nothing more.

Little drops of rain whisper of the pain,

Tears of loves lost in the days gone by.

My love is strong, with you there is no wrong,

Together we shall go until we die.

My, my, my, An inspiration is what you are to me,

Inspiration, look see.

And so today, my world it smiles,

Your hand in mine, we walk the miles,

Thanks to you it will be done,

For you to me are the only one.

Happiness, no more be sad,

Happiness….I’m glad.

 

 Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce

If I could save time in a bottle

The first thing that I’d like to do

Is to save every day

‘Til eternity passes away

Just to spend them with you.

If I could make days last forever

If words could make wishes come true

I’d save every day like a treasure and then,

Again, I would spend them with you.

If I had a box just for wishes

And dreams that had never come true

The box would be empty

Except for the memory

Of how they were answered by you.

And there never seems to be, enough time

To do all the things we want too

I hold your hand

And on this day

I want to go through time with you.

 

The Most Wonderful Of All Things in Life by Sir Hugh Walpole

The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvellous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.

 

True Love by Unknown Author

Truelove is a sacred flame

That burns eternally,

And none can dim its special glow

Or change its destiny.

True love speaks in tender tones

And hears with gentle ear,

True love gives with open heart

And true love conquers fear.

True love makes no harsh demands

It neither rules nor binds,

And true love holds with gentle hands

The hearts that it entwines.

 

My Love by Linda Lee Elrod

When I met you, I had no idea how much my life was about to be changed … but then, how could I have known?

A love like ours happens once in a lifetime. You were a miracle to me, the one who was everything I had ever dreamed of, the one I thought existed only in my imagination.

And when you came into my life, I realized that what I had always thought was happiness couldn’t compare to the joy loving you brought me.

You are a part of everything I think and do and feel, and with you by my side, I believe that anything is possible.

(This day) gives me a chance to thank you for the miracle of you…you are, and always will be, the love of my life.

 

Maybe….. by Anon

Maybe…We are supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the Right one, so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

Maybe…it is true that we don’t know what we have got until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives.

Maybe…the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of Everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their Way.

Maybe…the best kind of love is the kind where you can sit on a sofa together never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best Conversation you’ve ever had.

Maybe…you shouldn’t go for looks; they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.

Maybe…you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy.

Maybe…Love is not about finding the perfect person; it’s about learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. When you do what you can, love will do what you can’t.

 

From Adam Bede by George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls

than to feel that they are joined for life,

to strengthen each other in all labor,

to rest on each other in all sorrow,

to minister to each other in all pain

to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories

at the moment of the last parting?

 

SONNET XVII by Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz

or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:

I love you as certain dark things are loved,

therefore, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries

Hidden within itself the light of those flowers,

and thanks to your love, darkly in my body

lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where

I love you simply, without problems or pride:

I love you in this way because I don’t know another way of loving.

but this, in which there is no I or you,

so intimate that your hand upon my chest in my hand:

so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

 

Two Happy Lovers Make One Bread by Pablo Neruda

Two happy lovers make one bread,

a single moon drop in the grass.

Walking, they cast two shadows that flow together;

waking, they leave one sun empty in their bed.

Of all the possible truths, they chose the day;

they held it, not with ropes but with an aroma.

They did not shred the peace; they did not shatter words;

their happiness is a transparent tower.

The air and wine accompany the lovers.

The night delights them with its joyous petals.

They have a right to all the carnations.

Two happy lovers, without an ending, with no death,

they are born, they die, many times while they live:

they have the eternal life of the Natural.

 

The Meaning by Kellie Spehn (Loving and sharing)

To love is to share life together

To build special plans just for two

To work side by side

And then smile with pride

As one by one, dreams all come true.

To love is to help and encourage

With smiles and sincere words of praise

To take time to share

To listen and care

In tender, affectionate ways.

To love is to have someone special

One who you can always depend

To be there through the years

Sharing laughter and tears

As a partner, a lover, a friend.

To love is to make special memories

Of moments you love to recall

Of all the good things

That sharing life brings

Love is the greatest of all.

I’ve learned the full meaning

Of sharing and caring

And having my dreams all come true;

I’ve learned the full meaning

Of being in love

By being and loving with you.

 

I Am Love

“I Am Love”

Some say I can fly on the wind, yet I haven’t any wings. Some have found me floating on the open sea, yet I cannot swim. Some have felt my warmth on cold nights, yet I have no flame.

And though you cannot see me, I lay between two lovers at the hearth of fireplaces. I am the twinkle in your child’s eyes. I am hidden in the lines of your mother’s face. I am your father’s shield as he guards your home.

And yet… Some say I am stronger than steel, yet I am as fragile as a tear. Some have never searched for me, yet I am around them always. Some say I die with loss, yet I am endless.

And though you cannot hear me, I dance on the laughter of children. I am woven into the whispers of passion. I am in the blessings of Grandmothers. I embrace the cries of newborn babies.

And yet… Some say I am a flower, yet I am also the seed. Some have little faith in me, yet I will always believe in them. Some say I cannot cure the ill, yet I nourish the soul. And though you cannot touch me, I am the gentle hand of the kind.,

I am the fingertips that caress your cheek at night. I am the hug of a child. I am love.

 

The Comb and the Watch Strap (Renewal of Vows)

One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed.

The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken. She did not insist on her request.

The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife.

He came home in the evening with the comb in his hand ready to give to his wife.

He was surprised when he saw his wife with a very short haircut.

he had sold her hair and was holding a new watch band.

Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but for the reciprocity of their love.

MORAL: To love is nothing, to be loved is something but to love and to be loved by the one you love, that is EVERYTHING. Never take love for granted.

 

Passage taken from John Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.

 

Relativity by Albert Einstein

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour.

Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.

That’s relativity.

 

Travel is Like Love by Pico Iyer

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity, and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”

 

Friendship by Judy Bielicki

It is often said that it is love that makes the world go round.

However, without doubt, it is friendship which keeps our spinning existence on an even keel.

True friendship provides so many of the essentials for a happy life – it is the foundation on which to build an enduring relationship, it is the mortar which bonds us together in harmony, and it is the calm, warm protection we sometimes need when the world outside seems cold and chaotic.

True friendship holds a mirror to our foibles and failings, without destroying our sense of worthiness.

True friendship nurtures our hopes, supports us in our disappointments, and encourages us to grow to our best potential.