On this Valentine’s day, as we renew our vows of love, perhaps we should remind ourselves on how to love…
Speak of expectations…from ourselves!
Historical fiction mostly, but also some multi-genre stories & anecdotes
Accept the other person, instead of finding fault. this was very good
Thank you Padmini – most start off by accepting or don’t notice the flaws – but as the years go by – these come to the fore.
I’m a little late, Eric,but I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and this is a lovely post, too~
No worries Lauren,
Trust that everything is getting better by the day…
Luv and peace, Eric
I do hope you had a lovely Valentine! God Bless 🙂
We sure did 🙂
Trust you’d a great time too. All good wishes, Eric
So true that’s how people should love unconditionally
Yes, but what a challenge…yet I speak from personal experience, when one meets her/his soulmate, it is so easy – this unconditional love and so enduring…
Yes your right with a soulmate its so easy but it is a challenge when its just a friend or a family member to love that way some ppl tend to pick the good parts of a person over their faults to love cause they are so judgemental Me personally I love all of a person
“Me personally I love all of a person”
Wow! Way to go, babe 🙂
Beautiful poem in few words. Thanks for sharing it. Sincerely, Connie Webb
Thank you Connie,
Glad you enjoyed it.
Happy Valentines Day Eric! I hope your day with your wife is going well. Accepting each others strengths and weaknesses is a wonderful notion for your poem today!
Thank you Christy,
Trust your Valentines Day has been good too.
Luv and peace,
Eric, you are THE BEST!!! Our Valentine to ourselves should be about how much love potential we have to give to others! Real love embraces the weakest spot in the other!
Wow! Granbee – “Real love embraces the weakest spot in the other!” – That is so marvellously put 🙂
thats the most beautiful type of love. when we can love a person for what he is not.
Glad you see it that way too. Cheers, Eric
your words remind me of that old Billy Joel song “I love you just the way you are…don’t go changing trying to please me…”
A beautiful reminder to love someone warts and all. Happy Valentines Day Eric. xoxo
Thank you Jeannie,
Yes, I’ve not said anything terribly new but these words need repetition, I reckon.
Trust your Valentines Day went well.
Luv and peace, Eric
Excellent reminder for the day when we speak of the heart…and I just got the Emily Dickenson of you blogs title
Emily Dickenson’s love poems…now, you are the romantic.
All good wishes,
P/s It is touching nine here and I got to go 🙂
“A word is dead when it’s been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.”
― Emily Dickinson
Happy Valentines Day Lovely Eric and Lisa…this is a good post…love and hugs to you both xxx
Thank you Jane dear.
We just returned after a lovely meal at a Japanese. Washed it down with a bottle of white 🙂 All the diners in high spirits (pun unintended) and we spoke to total strangers on both sides of our table. It was a lovely date…and the evening is young (wink).
Luv and hugz to you dear,
You romantic man you…whey hey xxxx
Hmm, not sure I fully get this. Love me for what I am not – I am not tolerant, thoughtful, not a good cook.
But I get it in another way – also I am not unkind, insincere, cruel.
It was interesting! I have no partner so this is the closest I get to a Valentine’s Day card – so thank you 🙂
I am intolerant and not thoughtful…but continue to love me please, cut me some slack and give me space…the fact that I know these negatives about myself, mean I am working on them. Don’t walk out or pick a fight…just love me and help me through this phase…As for not being a good cook, well…you cook and I’ll do the dishes 🙂
Let us focus on the positives as no one is all bad.
Glad to pass this Valentine’s Card to you…and I am sure you do have someone, just that the two of you have not found each other…yet 🙂
Happy Valentines 🙂
Thanks Eric, first for liking my poem HE, secondly, thanks for your beautiful posts. Love them.
That is nice of you to return visit Selasie. All good wishes, Eric
That is beautiful dear Eric, “Love me more for all I am not” .
I love this, so short but oh, so beautiful.
Thank you dear friend
Happy Valentine’s day 😉
Love and hugs
Steph (V) xxx
PS: I must not despair then, because there are so many things I am not, Telling you what I am would take far less time and paper.
I am a firm believer in saying more with less. I suppose a lifetime of 5-minute sales pitches after which the customer’s eyes glaze over, has honed this. But it does take effort, I agree.
Glad these words resonate for you – it is easy to love someone who has all the traits one likes. But over the years, the person takes on new habits that can be off-putting. Ask Lisa and she’ll probably roll out a list about me 🙂
Luv and hugz,
P/s Don’t bother about what you are ‘not’ – most of us are also ‘not’
You had to make it tough even with a romantic vow on Valentine’s day, but that’s you. Have a good one.
Ah, spoken like Jasey!
Luv you, Eric 🙂
What a wonderful expression of love, Eric! This applies to ourselves as much as it does for others … a fact that I still wrestle with, but finally understand. Wishing you and yours a most Happy Valentines Day! ~ Julie
Thank you dear Julie.
Long ago, Grandpa said to look in the mirror when something went amiss and only when we are very sure the answer is not there, then look out the window. I tried very hard to follow this…many times I failed, but am getting better at mirror gazing.
I stand a lot in front of the mirror too, but not for the same reasons I think 😀
🙂 🙂 🙂
Now that’s funny Steph 😀
Yes, she can be funny.
Happy Valentines to you lovely lasses,
Eric (mmmmmmuah! A big kiss!)
It is in accepting the flaws of someone where you can truly say that what you feel is true love! Happy Valentines Day Eric and to your family too!
Thank you Fia,
A Happy Valentines day to you and family too.