Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, the day you’ll find panicked husbands staring blankly in the empty aisles of Shopper’s Drug Mart, scrambling to find the perfect last minute $10 card and box of heart-shaped chocolates.
For me, Valentine’s Day is simply a day to tell the people I love how much I care for them and how I can’t imagine living life without them. Here are my ten favourite love quotes for Valentine’s Day.
“We are most alive when we are in love.”
“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
“Love and work, work and love… that’s all there is.”
Sigmund Freud (defining happiness and reflecting on the importance of relationships and having a sense of purpose)
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”
“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.”
“True love stories never have endings.”
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Charles M. Schulz
And an important one for the times we live in,
“I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
And if I were to add my own:
“The greatest teacher of love is a dog.”
This week’s #HappyAct is to look beyond the consumer trappings of Valentine’s Day and tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. But hey, like Snoopy’s Dad said, a little chocolate isn’t going to hurt anyone.