It All Started With Love

Daily Prompt: First!

Tell us about your first day at something — your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own, first day blogging, first day as a parent, whatever.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEGINNING.

It All Started With Love…

Yep.  Daddy God wanted a family.

He could make something out of nothing – with just a Word.

Yep, that powerful.

And yet, He wanted someone to love, to protect, to cherish, and to be with.

That’s where you and I come in.

See, it starts and ends with Love…



Here are 100 sayings on LOVE:

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. ~ Max Muller

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~ Aristotle

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. ~  C. S. Lewis

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. ~ George Jean Nathan

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. ~ Ingrid Bergman

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. ~ Bruce Lee

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. ~ Mother Teresa

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~ Oscar Wilde

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’ ~ Erich Fromm

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~ Victor Hugo

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. ~ Jim Morrison

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~ Judy Garland

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. ~ Honore de Balzac

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. ~ Mother Teresa

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. ~ Brendan Francis

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? ~ Richard Bach

Where there is love there is life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. ~ Rupert Brooke

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. ~ Orson Welles

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ~ Plato

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~ Albert Einstein

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action. ~ Mother Teresa

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent. ~ Samuel Lover

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. ~ Stendhal

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. ~ A. A. Milne

Do all things with love. ~ Og Mandino

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time. ~ Julie Andrews

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. ~ Andre Breton

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. ~ James A. Baldwin

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. ~ Audrey Hepburn

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. ~ Joseph Joubert

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. ~ Barbara de Angelis

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. ~ William Shakespeare

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. ~ Michel de Montaigne

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Charles Dickens

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. ~ Henry Van Dyke

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. ~ Leo Buscaglia

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. ~ George Eliot

Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy. ~ Dwight L. Moody

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. ~ J. D. Salinger

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love. ~ Leo Buscaglia

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~ Audrey Hepburn

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. ~ H. L. Mencken

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love. ~ Judy Garland

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion. ~ Javan

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

If you want to be loved, be lovable. ~ Ovid

A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving. ~ Cyrano de Bergerac

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times. ~ Rita Rudner

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. ~ John Lennon

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. ~ Bertrand Russell

We loved with a love that was more than love. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ~ Lucille Ball

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~ Mother Teresa

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Life is the flower for which love is the honey. ~ Victor Hugo

All mankind love a lover. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. ~ H. L. Mencken

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is the beauty of the soul. ~ Saint Augustine

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~ Robert Frost

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. ~ Henry Miller

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. ~ Loretta Young

Absence – that common cure of love. ~ Lord Byron

Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~ Eva Gabor

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. ~ Miguel de Unamuno

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. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Everything is clearer when you’re in love. ~ John Lennon

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~ George Edward Moore

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. ~ Henry Drummond

Love is being stupid together. ~ Paul Valery

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence. ~ Theodore Dreiser

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it. ~ Barbara Pym

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. ~ Khalil Gibran

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. ~ Carl Sagan

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. ~ David Grayson

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~ William Shakespeare

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Fortune and love favor the brave. ~ Ovid

To say “I love you” one must first be able to say the “I.” ~ Ayn Rand

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. ~ George Eliot

It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office. ~ Shirley MacLaine

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. ~ Oscar Wilde

The best proof of love is trust. ~ Joyce Brothers


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  1. I recently quit my job so that I could focus on my spiritual development as well as pursuing my passions. My hope is to grow my own business from the things I truly enjoy. My husband has been very supportive and encouraged me to take the time off. My first day officially unemployed was very difficult. Even though I had been dreaming of having a “day to myself” for quite some time, I felt uncomfortable and guilty. I felt guilty because I have had at least one job (usually more) since I was 15 and has been difficult to adjust to all the down time. I suddenly have to find a new strength and new discipline within myself to use my time the way I see fit, rather than how my employer plans it. It is definitely a growing experience for me and I am so grateful I have such a loving, supportive spouse who is encouraging me to explore these new feelings and this new freedom. As always, Love has been the answer to helping me through a difficult time.

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