Valentine’s Day is a holiday designed to celebrate romantic love but that seems so exclusive to me.
This year I’m celebrating just love, all love, and the kind of love we need more of in our lives and in our world.
Here are 11 of my favorite quotes to express my desire for the kind of love we all deserve.
I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
You always gain by giving love. REESE WITHERSPOON
Love recognizes no barriers. MAYA ANGELOU
Love yourself first and everything falls in line. LUCILLE BALL
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. WINNIE THE POOH
Love is an endless act of forgiveness. BEYONCÉ
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. BARBARA DE ANGELIS
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. BUDDHA
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, and joy. BRENÉ BROWN
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. CHARLES M. SCHULZ
To love is to be brave. To love yourself is the ultimate statement of courage.
Whether you are a single or a couple, a parent or not, I hope you are giving yourself the gift of love.