Sweet Sentiments

Stuck in someone else's frames?
Break free!

I sometimes watch
your expressions
waiting for a smile
a moment of joy, happiness
a moment of warmth
quiet inner emotion
soaring forth

~ Louis Levin

A Dozen Things to Do Today ...

Remember that some of the world's nicest joys are its most special people, and that you are one of them ... Take care of that special person ... Enjoy the day ... When the world is too busy, slow it down ...

Climb one rung higher on the ladder to your stars ... Imagine what the view will look like when you get where you're going ... Stay in touch with your inner voice; it speaks the truth ... When you've been working too hard, give your batteries time to recharge...

Remember that you are someone who is thought of ... with friendship and with love

Keep a smile on that wonderful face of yours ...
Have a great day ... And be happy!

~ T. William Kupferman

In the morning
when the sun
is just starting to light the day
I am awakened
and my first thoughts are of you

At night
I stare at the dark trees
silhouetted against the quiet stars
I am tranquil, calm
and my last thoughts are of you

~ Susan Schutz
Let me give you my hand;
May it ever be there for you.
Let me give you my shoulder;
May it always comfort you.
Let me give you my arms;
May they only hold you.
Let me give you my heart;
May it only love you.

~ Anonymous
How beautiful it is
when acting and being are one
no crying when laughing
no sadness when happiness

My emotions have been softened
my body possessed
I am independent
but captured

~ Susan Schutz
When I think of love ...
I think of roses and red hearts ...
quiet walks ...
and very soft, tranquil music ...
I envision an eagle taking flight on a crisp fall morn ...
the first snowflake in the winter ...
and the sound of the first robin in the spring ...
I envision a glorious sunrise ...
a spectacular rainbow ...
and stars brightly shining on a summer night ...
But most of all, I envision you ...
your eyes radiating warmth, joy and vibrance ...
and the tender feelings in my heart
from your friendly smile.

~ Henry Ward

When I am working
you are with me
When I am playing
you are with me
When I am alone
you are with me

Even though we may be apart
you are always
with me

~ Susan Schutz

from XAIPE

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world,
my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always
meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

~ e.e.cummings

The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lover's don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

~ Rumi

I hid you for a long time
the way a branch hides its
slowly ripening fruit among leaves,
and like a flower crystal of ice
on a winter window
you open in my mind.
In my heart I keep
the sparkle of your eyes
the tender warmth of your smile
the small tilt of your head
the delicate curves of your soft body
and I dream
dream of holding you close
caring for you, protecting you
and loving you always.

~ Hungarian Poem Adaptation

Oh, the comfort
the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words
but pouring them
All right out
just as they are
Chaff and grain together
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them
Keep what is worth keeping
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.

~Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

May your day be uplifted
filled with sunshine and warmth
the shining rainbows of hope
the white clouds of dreams
the gentle softness of breeze
the sweet smell of fresh air

May your day be uplifted
from start to end
filled with joy and happiness
untroubled and serene

May your day be uplifted
in all that you do

~Drew Stevenson

Smile for me today
as I will smile for you
for in that passing moment
our eyes will softly meet
and our hearts will gently touch


"Special" is a word
that is used to describe
something one-of-a-kind
like a hug
or a sunset
or a person who spreads love
with a smile or kind gesture.
"Special" describes people
who act from the heart
and keep in mind the hearts of others.
"Special" applies to something
that is admired and precious
which can never be replaced.
"Special" is the word that best
describes you !

~Teri Fernandez

Who you are
and what you mean to me
are expressions of what
life means to me.
I am thankful that in this time
our paths have crossed
and been shared.

~Nancy Ferrell

You rise like a gentle dawn
in my day
and fill it with
joy and happiness.
There is such warmth, vibrance
and intelligence
radiating from within you.
It seems that every day
you grow more beautiful
and every day
more special.

~E. T. Russell

Look into my eyes - you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart - search your soul
And when you find me there you'll search no more
Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for
You know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

Look into my heart - you will find
There's nothin' there to hide
Take me as I am - take my life
I would give it all I would sacrifice
Don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for
I can't help it there's nothin' I want more
Ya know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

There's no love - like your love
And no other - could give more love
There's nowhere - unless you're there
All the time - all the way

Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
I can't help it there's nothin' I want more
I would fight for you - I'd lie for you
Walk the wire for you - Ya I'd die for you

Ya know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

"Everything I Do"
~ Bryan Adams

"Thank you" is one of those wonderful phrases
people use to express a special gratitude.

But there's often a lot more to it
than those two words can say.

When it comes from the heart, from deep inside
the nicest feelings and the most special thoughts,
"Thank you" means so much.
It means thank you for taking the time to show
that you care. It means "you really made my day,"
and sometimes it means that you really make all
the days so much better.
It means you make me feel so nice,
and I wish I could do the same for you ...
just by letting you know how much you mean to me.

"Thank you" means you didn't have to ...
but I'm so grateful that you did.
"Thank you" means that you've done something special
that I'll never forget.

~ Chris Gallatin

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyaltly through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it does not brood over the past. Itís the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals.

If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you donít have love in your life, no matter what else there is, itís not enough.

~Ann Landers (4-4-97)

"Love is the active concern for the life and growth of that which we love."

~Erich Fromm

"Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise."

~Victor Hugo

"When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world -no matter how imperfect- becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love."

~Soren Kierkegaard

"Only choose in marriage a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man."

~Joseph Joubert

"Heaven will not be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there."

~Andrew Jackson

"Love can make the summer fly, or a night seem like a lifetime." ~from Aspects of Love

You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how. ~Gone With the Wind

Love is the most fun you can have without laughing.

~Author unidentified

"A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life." -Leslie Parrish in _The Bridge Across Forever: a Love Story

~ Richard Bach

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.


Life is just one fool thing after another; love is just two fool things after each other.

"Love is a great beautifier."

~Louisa May Alcott

"The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years
increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident."

~Sir Hugh Walpole

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perfoms much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

~Vincent Van Gogh

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Fear gets in the way of love, and I've discovered that fear, and not hate, is the opposite of love. Think about it: Love and hate are closely bound emotions, but cousins, not enemies. It's fear that kills love. It's fear we feel when love is threatened."

~Tim Allen in I'm Not Really Here

"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart."

~Josiah G. Holland

"Love is not a union merely between two creatures- it is a union between two spirits."

~Frederick W. Robertson

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and beloved."

~George Sands

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

~Christian Nestell Bovee

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments; love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O, no, it is an ever-fixe`d mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

~William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.
~Dylan Thomas

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