Celebrate LOVE – each and every day!:-)

Love is like a road that you have to figure out and to travel with no map or GPS… 🙂 It’s not a “ready to wear” dress or suit, but a piece of rare, unique “fabric” which first needs a pattern, followed by cutting and sewing. It’s not a “turnkey-delivered” apartment, but a future “home” to be designed, built, maintained, and fixed – now and then. It’s never a conquered mountain top, but a tough climbing, with dangerous waterfalls, through the cold of the night or across the heat of the blazing sun. It’s not a solid anchor, dropped into the “port of happiness”, but a lifted one – floating over the sea of life, facing strong winds and heavy rainstorms. It’s always about ups and downs, pulling ourselves together and keep on walking – until the end of the whole project, freely prepared and mutually decided. It’s about trusting and supporting each other with unshakable faith in THE almighty LOVE – and beyond, of course… 🙂
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“Le véritable amour apporte toujours de la joie, à soi-même et à la personne aimée. Si notre amour n’apporte pas de joie des deux côtés, ce n’est pas l’amour authentique. Comment pourrions-nous éprouver de la joie pour autrui si nous en sommes incapables envers nous-mêmes? Sans compréhension, l’amour n’existe pas. Vous devez regarder profondément pour voir et arriver à comprendre les besoins, les aspirations et la souffrance de ceux que vous aimez. Pour être aimé, il faut pouvoir aimer, c’est-à-dire comprendre, être vraiment présent.”(Thich Nhat Hanh)
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“True love always brings joy, to ourselves and to our loved one. If our love brings no joy on both sides, this is not genuine love. How can we experience joy for the others if we are unable to love ourselves? With no comprehension, love does not exist. You must look deep to get to see and to figure out the needs, aspirations and pain of those you love. To be loved, you have to be able to love, hence to understand, and to be actually present.”(Thich Nhat Hanh)


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Posted on 14 February 2016, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Love is a road and we are better off travelling it together. Thank you, Mélanie.

    • exactly… 🙂 I also like Saint-Exupéry’s definition:”aimer, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction…” – “to love means looking together into the same direction…”
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      you’re welcome, Saby! 🙂

  2. It does require faith in each other… Happy post Valentine’s Day. – Curt

  3. yes, love is a journey, sometimes challenging, other stages celebrations of joy. and each partner has times that call for raising the bar and exploring another level.

  4. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours from Canada, Melanie.

  5. Joyeuse St Valentin, Mélanie! Bisous!

  6. A lovely sentiment. Through all of your writings I know love abounds in your life. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  7. Ce frumos! Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  8. I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Melanie!

  9. Words and photos are amazingly beautiful! Merci, Melanie!

  10. Reblogged this on Destination Unknown and commented:
    I woke up with this post in my reader and it perfectly matched my sentiments. I hope that some of it might resonate with you as well. ❤ ❤

  11. Bonne, belle et joyeuse St-Valentin Mélanie! ❤

  12. Beautifully stated! We do celebrate love every day! ❤ ❤ Thank you for the sometimes unromantic but always cherished thoughts of LOVE. We will celebrate with the two of you! ❤ ❤

  13. Wonderful thoughts for today.

  14. Très beau! Bon dimanche plein d’amour!

  15. Absolutely wonderful Melanie!💝

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