I came across this quote today:
May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.
As I reflect on Valentine's Day, it is so much more than flowers, chocolates, and overpriced prix-fixe menus. Really, Valentine's Day should be an every day occurrence...not only to show your significant other (if you have one) your love, but everyone in your life...family, friends, coworkers, people you come into contact with on a daily basis. Think how much nicer the world would be if everybody just showed each other a little love and compassion on a daily basis...wow! As a Busygal, I can often get caught up in the day to day, and forget this simple idea of showing love and kindness to all I come into contact with. So, as a little inspiration, I compiled a list of quotes that stuck out to me. Enjoy, and let's make every day a LOVE day :)
Thanks to quotelady.com for these quotes.
Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.--Mary Cholmondeley
Expect the people you love to be better. It helps them to become better. But don't get upset when they fail. It helps them keep trying.--Anonymous
How can we communicate love? I think three things are involved. We must reach out to a person, make contact. We must listen with the heart, be sensitive to the other's needs. We must respond in a language that the person can understand. Many of us do all the talking. We must learn to listen and to keep on listening.--Princess Pale Moon
If grass can grow through cement, love can find you anywhere.--Cher
If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.--Christopher Morley
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.--Barbara de Angelis
If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others. From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love.--Mother Teresa
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.--Dalai Lama
LOVE it up today and every day, Busygals!