Week of Pink ~ Breakfast Bar & Thoughts on Love

Saturday morning during our #weekofpink means sweet treats for breakfast and pink rose lemonade (thank you, World Market). I thought I would share my little breakfast bar set up with you, and also my most cherished quotes on love. I hope you spend the weekend with the people dearest to you, and that you find ways to share love with the world: make that phone call, take the long way home, be present, practice patience, listen intensely, learn something new, replace your thoughts of fear with thoughts of joy, breathe slowly, and smile (just to flex the muscle).

Be brave today, and send love out into the world. I feel compelled to share this passage below from Cheryl Strayed’s book Tiny Beautiful Things, because I can’t articulate it any better than she has:

“It is not so incomprehensible as you pretend, sweet pea. Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor and “loaded with promises and commitments…You aren’t afraid of love, sweet pea. You’re afraid of all the junk you’ve yoked to love….Don’t be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic. Practice saying the word love to the people you love so when it matters the most to say it, you will.”

Make it a wonderful day! And smile, because you are loved.

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“If the sun refused to shine I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there would still be you and me” – Led Zeppelin

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“You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.” – Cherly Strayed

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“Robert and I were always ourselves, ’til the day he died. We were just exactly as we were when we met. And we loved each other. Everybody wants to define everything. Is it necessary to define love?” – Patti Smith

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“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” – Pablo Neruda

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“You are the poem I never knew how to write and this life is the story I have always wanted to tell.”-Tyler Knott Gregson

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with love (and salt)


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