Happy Valentine's Day - What's Love Got to Do with It?

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Happy Valentine's Day - What's Love Got to Do with It?

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Tomorrow I will, with a heavy heart, be celebrating the life of a dear friend who suffered sudden cardiac arrest last week and at 58, left his loving wife a widow at a very young age. My heart aches terribly for my friend left behind, dealing with tremendous grief. Just thinking of Valentine’s Day and what it means to us in our younger years (and for most of our lives), must be overwhelming to many among us. 

 

In recent years, I’ve become more aware of those like my friend who may no longer have significant others in their lives to celebrate the day. While Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, it is the perfect opportunity for us to reconnect with the true meaning of this day. It is about love, sharing and giving.

 


Love is what makes us human; love is what makes life worth living. If you think about it, nothing else really matters. The size of our homes, our bank accounts, the number of likes we get on Facebook, the brand of our car – none of those things really matter.

 

Let us use the occasion of Valentine’s Day for us all to focus on what we can actually give of ourselves. It is really not about us – it is about others and what we can do for others, give to others and how much love we can share with others. 

 


 

 

 

Here are a few great quotes for Valentine's Day...

 

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

~Thomas Merton

 

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. 

~Bil Keane

 

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. 

~Frank Morgan

 

 Happy Valentine's Day


  

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

 #LoveMakesTheWorldGoRound

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Happy Valentine's Day - What's Love Got to Do with It?

 

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Oh my goodness, Joe Pryor - those are BIG things to be going through. I was thinking of you yesterday with all of the travel you do, wondering if you're laying low for a few months until this Coronavirus runs its course?

Feb 14, 2020 10:34 AM #23
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Good Morning, Will Hamm! You definitely live what you preach! 

Have a wonderful day - spread the love!

Feb 14, 2020 10:35 AM #24
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YES! You get it, Carol Williams! Exploring ways to help those in need and doing random acts of kindness is a great way to start spreading the love. And, we don't need a significant other to do that!

Feb 14, 2020 10:37 AM #25
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No and I cannot imagine what she is going through right now - and to be going through it for this holiday! I say, focus on giving, sharing and spreading the love to all.  Sharon Lee, I hope you have a lovely day!

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Debe sorry to hear about the death of your friend.  I hope you are able to provide his wife his wife with the friendship and comfort she will need at this time.

Feb 14, 2020 11:38 AM #27
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i absolutely will, George Souto. I will be spending time with her tomorrow, celebrating his life together and foregoing showings during that time. She knows she's loved!

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Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

Feb 14, 2020 02:24 PM #29
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Thank you, John Pusa! Have a wonderful weekend! 

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Happy Valentines Day Debe, so sorry to hear of your friend's loss ♥♥

I hope that you and your loved ones are enjoying this special day dedicated to celebrating love and kindness!♥

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Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS - your post reminds me that we should appreciate those we love along with our friends.  I can think of more than a few going through what your friend is going through today.

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Beautiful sentiment. Nothing like losing a friend to remind you to cherish the ones you have.

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Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Although your heart is heavy, what I positively love about it is the love you share for your friend and the compassion you feel for his spouse. That message needs to get out. I could say that because I was one of the forgotten ones in my early 30s with young children. Holidays, birthays, and anniversaries are very hard on spouses without spouses. 

I know you will continue to be mindful, thoughtful, and loving always. 

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I love the thought behind the Beecher Quote...

I hope you had an exceptional Sunday Debe...

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Debe, yes when we argue and focus on unimportant stuff... times like this puts things in perspective of what is important and what is not... sad to read this post on Valentine's Weekend, Endre

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Thank you, Bob Crane. Between the craziness that is our current real estate market right now, I was able to join family & friends this weekend for a celebration of life for him. He will be terribly missed. 

Feb 16, 2020 11:05 PM #37
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Sadly, we can too, Grant Schneider! It seems to come with age. We really do need to always remember to let those who we care about, KNOW we do! Life is so incredibly short.

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That is so true, Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - sad but, true indeed.

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Speaking with her this weekend, she really has such a strong support group and I am so happy for her. We did talk about heading out and having a glass of wine together and she joked that sadly, everyone was bringing food to her house and all she really wants is someone to have a glass of wine with her.

That will be taken care of the day family leaves town - you know I'll make sure of that, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

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I love that quote too, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - so much so, I made a meme to highlight it! 

It's true though - a sincerely loving heart is truly palpable - and greatly appreciated.

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Thank you so much, Endre Barath, Jr. It was such a tough weekend - she had also lost her father and buried him two weeks ago. I cannot even begin to imagine what she is going through and you're SO right - things like this make you realize that little petty things are just not worth time spent on them! 

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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