Happy Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Love

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

195 Replies to “Happy Valentine’s Day”

      1. 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.

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    1. 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!

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  1. 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!

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    1. We are blessed to know love and to be able to give love in return. Hugs!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  2. Nice image as well as an apt quote !
    Happy Valentine’s day to you , too !

    utham

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    1. Happy Valentine’s Day – Hope you had a great day celebrating flowers and chocolates, love and compassion!

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      1. 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…

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      2. Much capable, I feel now after 3 months of blogging. : D
        I hope you won’t be disappointed when you wake up. Good night!

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  3. “and what is done in love is done well.”
    This stunningly captures the whole essence of the soulful being.
    Amazing 🙂

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for your heartwarming comments and presence!! Happy Valentine’s Day…

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  4. 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 🙂

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    1. 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.

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  5. 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 🙂

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      1. 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. 🙂

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  6. What a beautiful quotation! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and that your entire year is filled with love 🙂

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    1. How well said. Love belongs to the other 364 days as well! Now that is something to look forward to!

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    1. 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….

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  7. Please check your comments

    I have nominated you for an award

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration. It is just morning in Vancouver. Have a wonderful day!

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      1. thank you very much for accepting the awaed

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  8. A wonderful Valentine’s Day sentiment. I enlarged the photo and am fascinated by it!

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    1. So glad that you enjoyed it!!! Thank you so much for stopping by – really appreciate your comments….

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  9. 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

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    1. 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

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  10. 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.)

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    1. 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

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    1. Thank you!! It is never too late to celebrate love! I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit!

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    1. 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….

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    1. Ah what a great way to express love – “spread it around.” Thank you so much for joining the dialogue….

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  11. 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.

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    1. Well said! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for joining the dialogue. Much appreciated!

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  12. Just another example of how so much of life is about the choices made. Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day.

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    1. I am delighted that you stopped by. Your presence and comments are very much appreciated!!!

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  13. 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

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    1. 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!

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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

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    1. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  16. 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

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    1. 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.

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    1. 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!!

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  17. Beautiful image and good quote! Haha I actually just used that Van Gogh quote on my last blog post.

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    1. 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!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! We are on a grand adventure – you and I! And it will just keep on getting better and better….

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    1. Thank you so much – I am dancing my “spring dance” today – sunshine in Vancouver!!!!

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    1. Fantastic! Vielen Dank für den Austausch von schöner Musik und Fotos! Sie erstellen erstaunlichen videos.

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  18. Love is for everyone and It can be found everywhere. You flowers are pretty. My heart is beginning to feel the pull of spring.

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    1. 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

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind thoughtfulness! I am so glad that we connected over the blogger miles!

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  19. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    ― Lao Tzu

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    1. Ah, Lao Tzu! This is one of my most favourite quotes! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Truly appreciated…

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  20. 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!

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    1. 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!!!

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      1. 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!

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  21. 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

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    1. Welcome back – I knew that you were on some kind of adventure. Will stop by for a visit – thanks for re-connecting.

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      1. I don’t think I’ve seen anything recently written from you on your blog. Have I missed something ? Last was around Valentines Day

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    1. 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.

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  22. I absolutely love your art, find the style and subject very enjoyable. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your heartwarming comments. Your presence is very much appreciate – I look forward to our ongoing dialogue.

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  23. Beautiful. Looking forward for your next post my friend .

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    1. 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.

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  24. Love the quote. Very inspiring… Especially after an awful day at work!

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    1. 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…

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind nomination! I am so glad that we connected – that is the best award of all!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness! I am glad that are connected – that is the best award of all!!!

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  25. 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 🙂

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  26. You just made my weekend amazing!! I have a feeling we are on a remarkable journey – together…

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    1. My dear friend, you are very, very kind to me. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration.

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      1. No dear we are lovely friend & this a Easter gift from take it that way

        Thank you

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      2. Thank you for sprinkling your joyful thoughts throughout our community!!! You make a difference…

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    1. 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

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  27. Hi Rebecca, there’s an award waiting for you on Lady Budd, take care and best wishes, James 🙂

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    1. 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!!

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