|Source: Etsy - "Looking for Love" by Irene Suchocki|
On a day famed for heart-shaped chocolate boxes and Hallmark-card-shaped sentiments of love, I just wanted to post a little quote from John Steinbeck about love and how it can manifest itself in different forms:
"There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had."