Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration


10 Beautiful Things about Love

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.” – Katherine Anne Porter

This Saturday, after running the errands, getting the car wash and cutting the grass, Mary Beth and I have a date. But this date won’t be the typical Saturday night out – it’s our 28th wedding anniversary. And we feel like dancing.

After 28 years, my wife and I have had plenty of time to choreograph the steps to our dance. We know when to step together to overcome challenges; and we know when to step away to give the other some needed space.

There’s a certain comfort about dancing with the same person for the past 28 years. Not comfort in the sense the dance is being taken for granted; but comfort in the sense we feel the presence of trust, partnership and love with every step.

After dancing together for so long, Mary Beth and I have learned a thing or two about love, marriage, and how to make a relationship work. We’ve learned that love takes patience, sacrifice and a shared commitment. And when the steps come together, a beautiful dance comes to life.

My wife has shown me more than 10,000 beautiful things about love. But If I could only pick 10, these would be the 10 most beautiful things about love – and the 10 Mary Beth and I will be dancing to for the next 28 years; and beyond:

1. There is no better feeling than love.
2. Love requires practice every day.
3. Enjoy the moment with your love; it’s the only one that is guaranteed.
4. Love will change you for the better.
5. Love brings both happiness and pain – and it’s from both the bond is created.
6. Scoreboards don’t work.
7. Love’s intent is to complement you; not complete you.
8. Loving yourself isn’t selfish; it’s required to make the relationship balanced and strong.
9. Let go to let love grow.
10. The way to lasting love comes through forgiveness.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
Web | Simple Paths | How to Love Consciously



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ken Blackwell

    That’s my boy! And don’t he make his daddy proud?

Previous Posts

Everyday Inspiration’s 10 Must Reads – Part Two
"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." - Marcus Aurelius Here’s Part Two of Everyday Inspirations 10 Must Reads. You can read Part One here. Thank you for sharing the encouragement, motivation, and inspiration! 6. 5 Reasons to Ge

posted 9:51:02pm Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Everyday Inspiration’s 10 Must Reads – Part One
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale After writing the Everyday Inspiration column for more than a year, they are a set of posts that inspire the most. These must reads offer encouragement, motivation, and most of all, inspiration to seek positive change and c

posted 12:16:39pm Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »

8 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better
"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” - Sam Keen While it’s impossible to have a perfect relationship, you can have a better, more fulfilling relationship when you and your partner use some simple tools. Use these tools du

posted 7:00:48pm Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #41
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When the world seems crazy and out of control, you can always choose to create your world of peace and love. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

posted 11:35:08am Jul. 20, 2014 | read full post »

The Essentials for a Happier Life
"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." - Marcus Aurelius Your passions, life experiences, and even your personality all contribute to your happiness. You may find happiness in your career, or in your relationships – or both. But no

posted 12:34:27am Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.