How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barret Browning
Today I borrow words from a well-known poet (Elizabeth Barret Browning) as I want to encourage you to celebrate your relationship / marriage. Whatever your current circumstances, find a reason to celebrate, to give thanks and to be kind. Bless your marriage / relationship – see it for what it is and can be.
Start with the source of love
We love because we are loved. Don’t doubt for one second that you are precious (Matt 10:29, 31). Remember that you are dearly loved (John 3:16). And take comfort in the realisation that there is Someone who sees you – all of you (1 Sam 16:7) and He adores what He sees.
Take some time to spend time with your adoring Love. Spend time with the One Admirer that will satisfy your need for love, your desire for worth and will leave you refreshed and revived. When you refill your love-tank from the true source, you will be in a position to truly give and receive love!
Happy day of Love, indeed!
Time for a special Cuppa – make one for yourself and someone else. Sharing, is after all, caring :)