Its no secret that giving feels just as good as receiving.
We can feel the powerful effect giving has on us, when a person we’ve helped looks us in the eyes and says with genuine gratitude, “Thank you.” This innate emotional response to helping others is an aspect of our humanity; it makes no difference who or where we are.
People put other people before themselves all the time, and for many different reasons. The positive power of giving touches us all, no matter what the intention is behind the act of giving, but the kind of giving that is deeply satisfying and has the ability to grow and transform us is called ‘unconditional giving.’
Unconditional giving is the act of giving with which the only intention is the interest of the other. It is a selfless act of helping another human being, in some way or the other, expecting nothing in return and not needing recognition. To give something away to another person–whether it be a gift or service, our time or even ourselves–with an intention of making another life easier or more enjoyable, is to act in a way that has the power to change the world.
It is Mathatma Gandhi that spoke the famous words (now here is a bonus quote):
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
We’ve printed 400,000 cards with quotations that we used for inspiration and motivation in our personal and professional lives–and we’re spreading them as far as they’ll go!
Contemplating the following quotes manifested a deep sense of connectedness in us and helped us to create the products we have in our shop today. We think these quotations hit the “Love Note” just perfect, and we want to share them with anyone who might agree and enjoy them too.
If you have received a quote card and you want more goodness, here is where you can find all 28 quotations we’ve printed. We are grateful to everyone in our community and to all the fellow ritual lovers who shop in our store. It is our wish for this blog post to brighten your day, if not anything more! Enjoy!
If there is anything better than to be Loved, it is Loving.
Vulnerability is always at the heart of Love.
The language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart, was Love.
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of Love.
Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.
To Love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
The more you Love your decisions, the less you need others to Love them.
Don’t look for Love, give Love – and you will find Love looking for you.
And in the end the Love you take is equal to the Love you make.
There is only one path to heaven on earth, we call it Love.
-Henry David Thoreau
Dedicate your Life to Love, Dedicate your Relationships to Love, Dedicate your Work to Love, Love and let Love be your God.
Love is one of the most powerful energies of the universe. It is thousands of times stronger than anger, resentment or fear.
In order to Love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.
Eat like you Love yourself, Move like you Love yourself, Speak like you Love yourself, Act like you Love yourself. Love Yourself.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problems of human existence.
When we give from a place of Love, rather than a place of expectation, more usually comes back to us than we could ever have imagined.
Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.
There is more pleasure in Loving than in being Loved.
Self Love is about seeking sustainable and satisfying ways to live according to your truth.
Giving Love to others is directly related to how much Love you have for yourself.
-Wayne W. Dyer
Love is the living antidote for everything. When you touch the center of your heart, even for a brief moment, you are home.
You owe yourself the Love that you so freely give to other people.
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you Love.
Lose yourself in the things you Love for that is where you will find yourself too.
If you give your life as a wholehearted response to Love, then Love will wholeheartedly respond to you.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love. Love. Love. That is the soul of genius.
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
You know you’re in Love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.