Things I Love – Symbols of Love
I have deep feelings and love with all my heart. My family, my friends and nature have all opened my heart so wide that sometimes I feel like I could burst. I love to love and have not found another feeling so strong and moving. Even when my heart has been broken, I still want to love some more.
The traditional "heart shape" appears on a 1910 Valentine's Day card.
A heart-shaped "Map of Woman's Heart" 1830s
Heart shaped world map, 1536 by Oronce Finé (1494-1555)
The Heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol for love, charity, joy and compassion.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
~Charles R. Swindoll
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside. ~Honore de Balzac
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
I feel like a little kid who just walked into a candy store. I think that's something to smile about. ~Brandon Boyd
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. ~Robert Frost
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Life is all about evolution. What looks like a mistake to others has been a milestone in my life. Even if people have betrayed me, even if my heart was broken, even if people misunderstood or judged me, I have learned from these incidents. We are human and we make mistakes, but learning from them is what makes the difference.
Thanks for coming along with me on this journey of expressing my desire for finding symbols of love.