Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5:
Today is the day for celebrating love if you can. There are times when we don’t feel very loving and times when it seems all the love has evaporated from our world. Yet, many wise people have believed that love is the only thing that endures. Love is the whole thing, we are only pieces says Rumi. Life seems like a crazy mess sometimes–birth, growing up, enduring sadness, excitement, pleasures, and accomplishments as well as little by little losing all of these. Yet, love endures. I know it when I think about my mother, lost this year; when I remember the many people I have known and loved and lost. The love remains and sustains me. Here are a few more ideas about the power of love.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.Zora Neale Hurston
To love is to recognize yourself in another.Eckhart Tolle
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.Elizabeth Gilbert
Love is such a powerful force. It’s there for everyone to embrace –that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.Coretta Scott King
Make this Have a Heart Bread for those you love today
Have a Heart Bread
I made this bread in my catering business as an extra special edible decoration for customers I liked. It is an easy kind of loose white bread smothered with sesame seeds. I always tied a big red ribbon to it and served it on a big round board suitable for cutting. It is also fun to just pull apart and dip in things like herbed oil or melted butter. The recipe is easy and really it is easy to shape too. Just follow the directions, let it rest if it seems too tight to pull into place. There are two hearts, one inside the other and three little pieces of dough that connect the hearts at critical places. The egg yolk wash and covering of seeds will hide a multitude of sins and it will look better coming out of the oven.