S: Love Tips
FC: Written by Talitha and Donovan | Illustrated by Talitha | A Common Sense Guide to Growing and Maintaining Love | Love Tips
1: For all of the lovers who have loved and lost... those who have yet to love... and those learning to love more deeply.
3: Love with your whole heart. No holding back... No fear... Commit with reckless abandon.
5: Be open and ready for love. Do not explain or deny it away. Don’t let others do that for you. You know what it is, and when you feel it. You know you want and need it. So why would you hesitate when you find it?
6: Share yourself... | Converse. Bond. Grow more TOGETHER by accepting who each is APART from the other.
8: Speak freely and listen
9: without judging... | The closest you can ever hope to be is a state where there is no hesitation to express what you are feeling or have felt with someone and feel completely safe and comfortable doing so.
10: Express your love... | Say it. Sing it. Let the world know what you have found, and share its beauty with it. Hold each other and say it softly. Tease each other and say it playfully. Be overwhelmed and shout it. Just acknowledge and own it. Give it. Watch it return tenfold. It naturally replenishes. Use it freely. Let your love grow by feeding it every chance you get.
12: Be present in your
13: experience of Love... | It is wasteful to only speak your love. Take a moment and find it in your lover’s fingertips. It resides in the light kisses to their forehead and the shivers they induce. It is in the sharing of the same breath when you are frozen in an embrace. It is in a ticklish spot you discover when you thought they had none. It is in a laugh, and in a lightheaded first step after an embrace. Be open, in the moment, and never ignore the small things. They are larger than you could ever know.
14: Give yourself permission to be loved... | You deserve this. It is a gift that is given freely, and it is yours. Accept yourself and allow another to appreciate you. Accepting love is not vain, and it is not selfish. It is your birthright. Do not listen to the voices that tell you that you are not good enough.
16: Sow seeds of love...
17: Find special places and fertile ground in which to plant seeds of love. Plant them in the hearts of the people you care about. You may not see the seeds growing right away. Sometimes it may seem like they will never grow, but just wait and see. Have faith. Love always grows.
18: A Heart has many Facets... | Its experiences are deep, and built by many. It is perfect in its imperfections. Know that to love one is to accept their past. It may not be perfect, but it led them into your arms. You must embrace one another's history if you hope to revel in your futures.
20: Drift into slumber each night with a kiss on your lips that is given, and kind words in your ears. Awaken joyfully each morn with a kiss on your lips to give and kind words on your tongue. Think of each other often throughout the day. Return to one another's arms, switch, and repeat.