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Sunday, February 14, 2010

I love love

Ok, while I'm not a fan of the hallmark holiday, I do love love.  So this Valentine's Day, I want to acknowledge my valentines-- the things and people j'adore, through simple words and marvelous images.

It's no secret I have a deep passion for helping others. I love the people in my love and I hope they always remember I'd do anything for them.  However, as I've been told and taught time and time again, I must learn to help myself first.

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm.  As you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others."
I love to help.

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words."
Perhaps that's why I'm so drawn to music. When words fail me, the piano saves. It's my companion in moments of joy, anger and sadness. The moment my fingers grace the keys, emotions are created and expressed through the harmony on the piano. Soon thereafter, a 'hum' may be heard and transformed into a melody through voice. There has never been a time I have left the piano bench just as frustrated as when I sat down. I love music.

Books allow me to escape from reality and they get me lost in the enchantment of another's life. As my mind molds to the character's, I learn how to stretch my own. I am constantly inspired and intrigued by the magic within the hardcovers. I love to read.

 Ahh, the gift of writing (and typing) is beautiful. Though there are times I am overwhelmed and at a loss for words, there are more instances in which I have too much on my mind. Thoughts can cloud the mind and drive one mad (like myself); therefore a healthy outlet is needed for self expression. For me, it's become writing. Before the start of treatment, I rarely wrote and never owned a journal or diary. However as I lay in the hospital bed, I was determined to get better and determined to document the journey towards a healthy, stable life. Perhaps the initiation arose from motivation to inspire others (and myself) or maybe I just wanted to keep family and friends updated on the difficult journey I was about to embark. Whatever the reason, I've found a sincere passion for writing. I love to write (and type).

"Spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life."
The next series of pictures represent my soul mates, who are my best friends. As I browsed through websites I coincidently came across the following, as each meaningful image portrays:
an inside joke, a memory, or a spiritual connection

No matter how near or far, I keep the pieces that make up my friendships
close to my heart.

Happy Valentine's Day.


  1. beautiful post! i'm not a fan of the holiday eiher but i do love love. and i can tell you love writing, you're great at it :)

  2. What a great post for Valentine's day!!!!!!!!!! It put a smile on my face!!!! I hope u have a great day!!!!!! xoxo aimee

  3. Happy Valentine's Day, Rebecca.
    This is just so beautiful; it's really put a positive spin on my day. Just what I needed.

    Love comes in so many forms, and you've shown that in the most amazing way.
    Thank you!

    I hope your day is full of all the love you could ever possible imagine, because you deserve it.

    Eleanor. xo

  4. What a beautiful post! I don't like the commercialness of the holiday, but I do love what it represents :) Have a great Valentine's Day gorgeous!

  5. Have a great Valentine's day! Inspiring post:) I love this post! And I hope you love yourself (and body) too, because you're so worth that!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  6. i really liked this post- uplifting and tells us a lot about you :) have a great night!

  7. happy valentine's beautiful!
    wonderful post , writing, music, reading :) all such positive outlets & absolutely necessary in an enjoyable life.
    gah i love love too.
    (ps i'm banking that you love chocolate)

  8. I hope your Valentine's Day was filled with all the things that bring you happiness. While I"m not a huge fan of the commercial Hallmark part of Valentine's Day, I like what it stands for: taking some extra time to recognize and appreciate the people and things in your life which bring joy. This was such a pleasure to read, and I definitely agree with you on all your loves! ;)


  9. this is so beautiful. i love the idea of loving love. and the things you love show what a kind-hearted, intelligent, giving person you are.

    hope you had a beautiful valentine's!

  10. This is such a lovely post :) I hope you had a great day!

    <3 <3

  11. such a beautiful post!
    I hope you had a fab Valentine's Day :)

  12. what a beautiful post baby <3 and omg, we are so much alike its a little scary! but not really :] because i love that we are alike! you have to read my college essay about the piano, i literally wrote almost what you wrote for the piano word for word--except longer haha :] love you!

  13. you are so beautiful!
    so full of passion
    i hope you are doing wonderful, love

  14. This was a pretty post! I smiled (: -Kylee

  15. Cute cute post! I think we all can LOVE valentine's day if we just enjoy it in our own way. Pretty pictures in this post too. Made me smile ;)

  16. What a lovely, beautiful post Rebecca!! I love it!

    I know you are a giving person and I think we all love and appreciate that about you! You are so sweet :)

    Enjoy every bit of your day!


  17. Cute post!!! Happy belated Valentine's day!

  18. such perfect word/picture alignment in this post! (LOL i'm a dork)

    i love love too (i also have a deep devotion to commercialized anything + Hallmark... errr). i hope you fully enjoyed your ♥day with the ones you love.

    your blog is a little spark of sunshine! :)


  19. I love love too!! x) And I love the love you're showing through this blog and this post!!


  20. Beautiful post-- you are so blessed to have so much Love in your life! And without ed you will be able to love and help others even MORE than you do now! I hope you enjoed your snow days!! <3