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“Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing”*

February 14, 2012

“A man without a woman is like a ship without a sail. It’s like a boat without a rudder. It’s like a kite without a tail. A man without a woman is like a ship upon the sand. There’s only one thing worse in this universe, it’s a woman, without a man….” – unknown

Too often what we seek in another is what we want or need rather than what we can give or what we are needed for. When you have met that someone for whom all you wish to do is give, you will have found true and unconditional love. Do not fear that it will be a one-sided relationship. If that person is the one, then all they will want to do is give to you. So by definition, both of you will be receiving without the expectation of a return for your giving. Giving in order to receive often sets us up for the disappointments that eat away.

“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” – Dalai Lama

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C.S. Lewis

“You don’t truly love someone until you can take what they need to give you.” – David Suissa

In this giving, don’t fear losing yourself. You will be enhancing yourself. Your uniqueness, value, and purpose remain intact. You keep it by sharing it with the other and vice-versa.

“Love turns one person into two and two into one.” – Rabbi Don Yitchak Abarbanel

“Two people, two souls, synergize the best in both and overcome the least in each.” – Chassidic Adage

Primary rule of a healthy and lasting partnership – communicate, communicate, and communicate

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” – Henry Winkler

What it is

“The salvation of man is through love and in love.” – Dr.Viktor Frankl

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” — Erich Segal

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Theodor Seuss Geisel

Sing Along

Love is a many-splendored thing,

It’s the April rose that only grows in the early spring,

Love is nature’s way of giving a reason to be living,

The golden crown that makes a man a king.

Once on a high and windy hill,

In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still,

Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing,

Yes, true love’s a many-splendored thing.

* from the Academy Award winning movie of the same name. Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster

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