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

10 Ways to Have More Peace in Your Life
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” - The Dalai Lama The daily grind can be overwhelming leaving you tired and drained. Obligations and responsibilities fill every second and the everyday demands have become more complex, which can leave you

posted 6:36:25pm Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #58
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: This is the time of year when our heart’s swell with gratitude. Be sure to share your heart, and your gratitude, with others so they know how much they are appreciated and loved. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

posted 1:06:37pm Nov. 23, 2014 | read full post »

How to Create Your “Perfect Moments” in Life
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau Humans have a life expectancy of more t

posted 10:22:32pm Nov. 19, 2014 | read full post »

5 Tips to Get (And Stay) Motivated
“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” - Philip Sidney You have big plans. Plans that will probably make you feel better physically and emotionally. You will feel unstoppable because you’ve accomplished something important in the past. You know the feeling and you know how grea

posted 12:30:01am Nov. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #57
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When you live in the past, regretting what happened yesterday, you miss out on the beautiful gifts of today. Be present and be here to welcome peace and happiness into your life right now. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

posted 7:31:04pm Nov. 15, 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.