Categories Artists Celebrations St. Valentine's Day Vincent Van Gogh Happy Valentine’s Day Post author By Rebecca Budd Post date February 14, 2013 195 Comments on Happy Valentine’s Day Celebrate love by choosing to love. “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.” Vincent Van Gogh Share this:Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Tags St. Valentine's Day, Vincent Van Gogh By Rebecca Budd Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner View Archive → ← Thank you! → April 5th – The Salt March 195 replies on “Happy Valentine’s Day” I wish you a very lovely Valentine’s Day too, Clanmama! LikeLike Hugs! LikeLike I had taken a bit of a leave after the New Year, but am back. i missed my blogging community and friends. I hope so far, the new year is going well for you. As always, i enjoy your blogs and love the quotes. LikeLike Welcome back!! Thank you so much for stopping by… LikeLike Beautiful saying to go with equally beautiful photograph or, (did you paint it)… LikeLike You are too kind! My painting talent is in my ability to admire and enjoy those who have been given the artistic gift. This was a photo of tulips that were in a sidewalk stand. I couldn’t resist stopping to capture the moment. Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Your visit is very much appreciated! LikeLike Such beautiful flowers, Rebecca. The quote about the power of love speaks much about the strength of a loving and positive spirit. Happy Valentine’s Day! LikeLike We are blessed to know love and to be able to give love in return. Hugs!! Happy Valentine’s Day! LikeLike A writer, a traveller, and a painter…. Perfect blogger. LikeLike You are very, very kind! Happy Valentine’s Day!! You made my day extraordinary! LikeLike Nice image as well as an apt quote ! Happy Valentine’s day to you , too ! utham LikeLike Thank you so much! Your presence and comments are very much appreciated. LikeLike happy valentines day! LikeLike Happy Valentine’s Day – Hope you had a great day celebrating flowers and chocolates, love and compassion! LikeLike Beautiful words of a beautiful soul LikeLike Happy Valentine’s Day. So glad that you stopped by…. LikeLike Happy Valentine’s day. You are my starting point each day! LikeLike Thank you, Arjun! We are on opposites sides of the world and yet we are on the same journey. I am at the end of my day, so I will leave the care of our world in your capable hands… LikeLike Much capable, I feel now after 3 months of blogging. : D I hope you won’t be disappointed when you wake up. Good night! LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike “and what is done in love is done well.” This stunningly captures the whole essence of the soulful being. Amazing 🙂 LikeLike I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for your heartwarming comments and presence!! Happy Valentine’s Day… LikeLike Happy Valentines day sweetie! LikeLike Thank you so much, dear friend! Hope you had a wonderful day full of love and joy… LikeLike beautiful woo~ LikeLike Thank you for your heartwarming comments! LikeLike Happy Valentines day sweetie! LikeLike Your presence and comments are pure sunshine! LikeLike I nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award Please accept & oblige. http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/very-inspiring-blogger-award-4/ LikeLike Thank you so very much for your nomination! I am glad that we connected!!! LikeLike thanks LikeLike Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! This is a perfect quote with delicate flowers. I love the picture! I hope your day was special because you make everyday very special for everyone 🙂 LikeLike Your enthusiasm for life has a way of enveloping us all in love!!! You exemplify Valentine’s Day all year round. Your generous spirit is so much appreciated. LikeLike Thank you so much 🙂 LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike So wunderschön!! ♥ LikeLike Danke so sehr für Ihre Kommentare und besuchen! LikeLike […] Clan Mother […] LikeLike Oh my Dear, yesterday I have spreaded love to everyone till I got exhausted ! …. Now I am refreshed by your quote. What so wonderful and thank you with so much love 🙂 LikeLike My dear friend! You spread love every day of the year! Your visits always give me joy…. LikeLike Yees, You are absolutely right. we spread love everyday. Born to love, to give and to share happiness and sorrows, all are blended in our melting pot to become joyful. 🙂 LikeLike 🙂 🙂 LikeLike Happy Valentine’s day, hope you had a glorious day with your loved ones! 🙂 LikeLike Your visit gave a special sparkle to my Valentine’s day! Thank you! LikeLike What a beautiful quotation! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and that your entire year is filled with love 🙂 LikeLike How well said. Love belongs to the other 364 days as well! Now that is something to look forward to! LikeLike That is so well done!! A very happy Valentines day to you!! 🙂 LikeLike And to you too, my friend! LikeLike Great quote and I ADORE tulips…especially pink! A sweet post to go with my AM coffee. Cheers! LikeLike I am having a coffee while I am reading your comments! It is like we are sitting across from each other in a cafe. Thank you for stopping by…. LikeLike I always enjoy a walk through your neighborhood! Now I think I’ll have an afternoon coffee…you’ve put me in the mood! LikeLike Have fun!! Sunshine in Vancouver for the first time in a week. I am celebrating… LikeLike enjoy that sunset! LikeLike I will! 🙂 LikeLike I hope your day was lovely. LikeLike I hope the same for you, my friend!! Thank you…. LikeLike Lovely post! Thanks, Rebecca. LikeLike Thank you – hope you had a great day!!! LikeLike Please check your comments I have nominated you for an award LikeLike Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration. It is just morning in Vancouver. Have a wonderful day! LikeLike thank you very much for accepting the awaed LikeLike Thank you!!!! LikeLike A wonderful Valentine’s Day sentiment. I enlarged the photo and am fascinated by it! LikeLike So glad that you enjoyed it!!! Thank you so much for stopping by – really appreciate your comments…. LikeLike Although I don’t like Valentine’s Day ( People should love all world EVERYDAY) , I hope u had a wonderful Valentine’s Day 🙂 Best greetings for You ! Angie LikeLike I agree wholeheartedly. There is so much to love that is cannot be contained within a 24 hour period, once a year. Love is forever!!! “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey LikeLike Beautiful words! 🙂 Thank you! LikeLike Thank you!! 🙂 LikeLike I had a lovely phone conversation with you yesterday, You are so loved. LikeLike Thank you!!! You have always been my greatest fan!!! Thank you so much!! LikeLike Thank you Rebecca, What a wonderful quote from someone who had such a difficult life. So good to know that he understood and felt such truth and beauty in spite of his pain.. and could even see the glory of a chair ! (I can remember standing in front of it at the National Gallery in London when I was ten, and being blown away by the colour and the brightness of life in it.) LikeLike I often think of Vincent’s brother, Theo. How he recognized his bother’s genius and tried always to be there for him. It reminds me of the quote from J.R.R. Tolkien – an exchange between Frodo and Samwise. There are some people who have a more difficult road. “But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King LikeLike Beautiful! LikeLike Your kind comments and visit were very much appreciated! Thank you… LikeLike Welcome 🙂 LikeLike happy v day to you too! Even if belated! LikeLike Thank you!! It is never too late to celebrate love! I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit! LikeLike Nice day, Clanmother! LikeLike One of my most favourite “love” movies! The first time I saw this movie was with a couple of girlfriends! We all cried….and cried…and cried. And then we went back to see it again…. LikeLike Love the drawing! Love is the best to spread around!! LikeLike Ah what a great way to express love – “spread it around.” Thank you so much for joining the dialogue…. LikeLike Love it. When the roses wilt and the chocolate’s eaten and the valentine’s go on sale, it’s great to know there’s ways to love in all 364 days of the year that have nothing to do with cards and candy. LikeLike Well said! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for joining the dialogue. Much appreciated! LikeLike Just another example of how so much of life is about the choices made. Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day. LikeLike I am delighted that you stopped by. Your presence and comments are very much appreciated!!! LikeLike […] Clanmother […] LikeLike What an absolutely love quote to go with your gorgeous flowers, I assume this bouquet was given to you by someone special:) I completely agree with Vincent, what an artist And poet he was! xx LikeLike How wonderful to have you stop by!! We have a fresh new year to spread some more love through the blogosphere. I look forward to your visits! LikeLike Beautiful imagine, thanks ! LikeLike And your visit made my day beautiful! LikeLike But thank you and I love to do it ! LikeLike 🙂 🙂 🙂 LikeLike I don’t remember seeing this Van Gogh quote before. It’s marvelous. Thanks for sharing these love-ly thoughts, and I love your beautiful flowers. LikeLike Your visits always make my day!! LikeLike Schönes Bild. Liebe Grüße von uns, Wolfgang LikeLike Vielen Dank für Ihre wunderbare Nachrichten! Ich freue mich auf Ihren Besuch! LikeLike Happy Heart day ever day. That quote and the soure of the quote gave me chills for he lived a life that at times was so devoid of what he speaks that it really gives pause to envision him really taking it in and feeling it. And, to wish that for all. Paulette LikeLike Thank you, my dear friend, for making this day a “Happy Heart” day! I am so glad that we reconnected. I agree – it seems that those who have known a dark road, have the greatest understanding of what love can do for the human spirit. LikeLike Me too, re: being very glad. U R a sweetheart. 🙂 LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike I Nominate you for the The Sunshine Award Please accept & oblige. http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/the-sunshine-award/ LikeLike Thank you so much, dear friend! Just being connected is the very best award! LikeLike […] Clan Mother […] LikeLike Lovely image/painting… Regards LikeLike Thank you!! You just made my day fantastic…. LikeLike Hi Rebecca, I’ve nominated you for Mrs Sparkly’s Ten Commandments award. You can find the link here http://denobears.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/mrs-sparklys-ten-commandments-award/ There’s no obligation to accept the award, I just wanted to let people know that I think your blog is great 🙂 LikeLike Thank you Eleenie, for your nomination and for your encouraging comments. I am so glad that we connected and that we are sharing the blogging journey together. I am looking forward to our ongoing conversation – that is the best award I could ever receive. All the very, very best my dear friend. LikeLike Einfach wunderschön, dein Blog und deine Gedanken. Fantastisch. Mahatma Gandhi hat einmal gesagt : Es gibt wichtigeres im Leben, als beständig dessen Geschwindigkeit zu erhöhen. Liebe Grüsse zu Dir, Rebecca. Ernst LikeLike Vielen Dank für Ihre Besuche und Kommentare. Es ist gut, Freunde zu finden, dass Austausch von Ideen und die besten Wünsche. Ich danke Ihnen ganz herzlich. LikeLike Would you like to visit my blog? I write there about you. http://wandamichalakdomkuncewiczow.wordpress.com/ LikeLike Thank you so much for your kind invitation and for your nomination! I am so glad that we connected over the blogger miles. I look forward to every one of your posts – I always learn something new!!! That is the best award of all!! LikeLike Beautiful image and good quote! Haha I actually just used that Van Gogh quote on my last blog post. LikeLike Thank you so much for stopping by and joining the discussion! I appreciate your comments! LikeLike Your work is beautiful!! I have nominated you for the “very inspiring blog award” (: http://olivethepeople.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/the-very-inspiring-blog-award/#comment-626 LikeLike Thank you thinking of my blog! I am celebrating that we connected over the blogger miles. You have created an amazing space that celebrates life – and I am going to love our ongoing dialogue. That is the greatest award of all!!! LikeLike Beautiful! Keep on blogging! LikeLike Thank you so much!!! We are on a grand adventure – you and I! And it will just keep on getting better and better…. LikeLike How awesome! LikeLike Thank you so much!!!! Great to have your comments!!! LikeLike Thanks for liking my blog. The tulips are very interesting. LikeLike Great to be connected! Thanks for stopping by….much appreciated. LikeLike Beautiful photography of tulips… LikeLike Thank you so much – I am dancing my “spring dance” today – sunshine in Vancouver!!!! LikeLike Wolfgang war da — LikeLike Fantastic! Vielen Dank für den Austausch von schöner Musik und Fotos! Sie erstellen erstaunlichen videos. LikeLike Love is for everyone and It can be found everywhere. You flowers are pretty. My heart is beginning to feel the pull of spring. LikeLike I am looking forward to the cherry blossoms! Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. Your presence and comments are very much appreciated! “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike Congratulations on your nomination for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Go to http://patinspire.org/2013/03/06/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ LikeLike Thank you so much for your kind thoughtfulness! I am so glad that we connected over the blogger miles! LikeLike I am too 🙂 I am happy to be blogging with you my friend! LikeLike Thank you! LikeLike “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu LikeLike Ah, Lao Tzu! This is one of my most favourite quotes! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Truly appreciated… LikeLike What a wonderful thought to begin a new day with! LikeLike Thank you for your presence and for your comments. You made my day brilliant!!! LikeLike Good morning Rebecca! I just wanted to say hi and that I think of you often! We are trying to bury ourselves out of a snowstorm! 🙂 We also found out our honeybees didn’t make it through the winter so I have been harvesting the honey we had left for them. Let me know how you are when you have a chance! LikeLike I am absolutely delighted that you stopped by to let me know that all is well :), except for a snowstorm and the honeybees :(. This is our second day of sunshine after a long spell of rain which made me wonder if the animals were going to start looking for Noah’s Ark! The earth is waking up and I’m doing my spring dance!!! LikeLike Isn’t the sunshine wonderful!? It’s especially so after a long spell of rain. We had a day of rain that is now frozen. Our driveway is an iceskating rink now! 🙂 I’m looking forward to when the earth wakes up and I can do a spring dance! 🙂 Have a wonderful week! LikeLike Thank you! I am doing my “spring dance.” LikeLike I love the quotes. i have missed you and was off the blog for most of January and part of Feb. but I am back and hope to see you around LikeLike Welcome back – I knew that you were on some kind of adventure. Will stop by for a visit – thanks for re-connecting. LikeLike I don’t think I’ve seen anything recently written from you on your blog. Have I missed something ? Last was around Valentines Day LikeLike Check my other blogs! I have another post coming up on Clanmother in the next week! LikeLike I will. I always enjoy reading your posts LikeLike Thank you – you made my whole day… LikeLike Sending some love your way… 🙂 LikeLike I have been thinking about your and “baby cupcake.” What a special time for you. Thank you for taking the time to stop by for a visit!!! Very much appreciated. LikeLike really sweet of you!! xx LikeLike I absolutely love your art, find the style and subject very enjoyable. Thank you. LikeLike Thank you so much for your heartwarming comments. Your presence is very much appreciate – I look forward to our ongoing dialogue. LikeLike Beautiful. Looking forward for your next post my friend . LikeLike It’s coming soon!! Thank you for your visit and comments! You made my day fabulous. LikeLike Thank you for stopping by. LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike I have nominated you for the Hug Award. For more details, please visit this link http://cristimoise.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/the-hug-award-hope-unites-globally/ LikeLike Thank you so much, my dear Cristi! You continue to inspire with every post and every comment. Thank you for bringing our community together. You are truly amazing. LikeLike A beautiful quote. LikeLike Thank you so much for stopping by!!! LikeLike Love the quote. Very inspiring… Especially after an awful day at work! LikeLike How interesting you should say “especially after an awful day at work.” That is what prompted me to collect quotes in the fist place! Over the years, I would start my day with a quote so that I could dispel any negativity I would encounter during the day. Life is too short to fill a day with angst! Thanks so much for stopping by… LikeLike What beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing them and the quote. LikeLike And thank you for stopping by and making my day brilliant! LikeLike Hey, hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve awarded you a Best Moment award – to add to your already fine collection! http://sianinturkey.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/winner-of-a-best-moment-award/ Have a good day x LikeLike Thank you so much for your kind nomination! I am so glad that we connected – that is the best award of all! LikeLike A love poem for a love poem for everyday: http://julesgemsandstuff.blogspot.com/2013/03/love-poem-just-desserts.html Cheers and thanks LikeLike Thank you so much for sharing – a wonderful benediction to this post. LikeLike Neu im Blog. LG. Wolfgang LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike I Nominate you in for an award, please choose any one of them please accept and oblige http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/a-bouquet-of-awards/ LikeLike Thank you so much for your kindness! I am glad that are connected – that is the best award of all!!! LikeLike […] Clan Mother […] LikeLike I just read your About and how the name clanmother came to be and looked all over for a place to comment there but came up empty so here I am back here. That was great writing and I love and agree with you about wisdom not just coming from aging but also children, and hey, wherever it comes from. What a beautiful scene you painted with your words about Scotland. Just wanted you to know I stopped by and enjoyed it a lot. Have a great weekend. Paulette 🙂 LikeLike You just made my weekend amazing!! I have a feeling we are on a remarkable journey – together… LikeLike Happy Easter. Blessing to you and yours ! . LikeLike Thank you, my friend. Blessings to you on this very special day… LikeLike I Nominate for Most Influential Blogger Award please accept and oblige http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/most-influential-blogger-award/ LikeLike My dear friend, you are very, very kind to me. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration. LikeLike No dear we are lovely friend & this a Easter gift from take it that way Thank you LikeLike Thank you for sprinkling your joyful thoughts throughout our community!!! You make a difference… LikeLike oh thank you so much LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike thanks a lot for accepting the award LikeLike […] Clanmother […] LikeLike Keep up the blogging! LikeLike Thank you! I will…. LikeLike Happy Spring! LikeLike Thank you! The earth is waking up and I feel fabulous… “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ― Pablo Neruda LikeLike That’s good news… so true 🙂 LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike Hi Rebecca, there’s an award waiting for you on Lady Budd, take care and best wishes, James 🙂 LikeLike Thank you so much for your kind consideration! I am glad that we are connected over the blogger miles – that is the very best award of all!! LikeLike 🙂 LikeLike So Nice. If you like post your Comments on http://romanticshayri.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/i-die-for-you/ LikeLike Thank you so much for stopping by…. LikeLike Comments are closed.