I love supporting Zacks: Canadian women’s apparel since 1921. The first Zacks opened in downtown Kitchener, Ontario, with 29 stores across Ontario today.
I fell in love with this cute graphic top because of the little red and pink hearts! It also has a drawing of red lipstick and nail polish (a woman’s secret weapons). I wore it for my birthday and Valentine’s Day! ❤️
“Zacks is a Canadian business that caters to the contemporary, fashion conscience, well-dressed woman committed to meeting her evolving needs.”
Those who know me well, know that hearts are my trademark. Perhaps it’s because I was born in February, the Valentine’s month. Or that I was born in Germany where hearts are common in folk art and jewellery. Or it could be because one of my favourite TV shows, when I was a child, was I LOVE LUCY and the opening theme song featured a heart. ❤️
Perhaps it’s because I am hopelessly romantic! In any case, when I see something with hearts, I simply can’t resist!
My favourite birthday present
Please be gentle with my heart
❤️Some of my heart jewellery❤️
What is love?
Sometimes it’s a word thrown around for anything and everything: I love my shoes, I love my car, I love my job. There was a time when I didn’t use ‘love’ for things, instead I would say, I like my shoes, and I saved the word ‘love’ for people and animals and most of all God.
I look at love as having layers and levels; love has various depths and expressions.
The love we have for a spouse is different than the love we have for a parent or child. We can love a friend or our dog, but it’s not the same as the love we have for “The Love of our Life.”
Is love a feeling or is it a choice? Both.
Falling in love is a feeling and staying in love is a choice.
In English, we have one word for ‘love’ — whereas In Greek there are different words for love.
- agape – a strong, deliberate love, unconditional, a choice
- phileo – affection, friendship, brotherly love (where Philadelphia gets its name–city of brotherly love
- eros – romantic and passionate love
- storge – love of family, parents, children, siblings
Most of us love our spouses, family and friends. However, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. How is that even possibe? How do I love my enemies? With a level of love, a choice: I can pray for them, forgive them and not wish them any harm.
Have compassion. Be kind.
Don’t hate anyone. Wish everyone well.
Tell the ones you love that you love them.
Jesus loves you.
God is love.
Love never fails!