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Love in the everyday February 10, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in exquisite online finds, films.

Have you seen the trailers for the film Valentine’s day? Patrick Dempsey is looking mighty fine indeed.

As valentine’s day draws near, it’s been hearts all over my favourite blogs. Which makes me happy and warm inside, because I believe in love, which is the greatest of all. But I must admit that I don’t subscribe to the over-commercialisation of the holiday (case in point: the Dempsey movie). For me, love is also in the everyday. Big gestures and special occasions always puts me on a joyful high. However, it’s extra meaningful when love manifests in little, small everyday gestures outside of the holiday. Because, that’s when you know it’s real.

And speaking of gestures, check out this incredibly hopeful story of how one guy went out of his way to find a girl. I thought it was wonderful how he just knows he has to meet her again and plastered his email on a wall at a public subway station. Now, love takes courage!

And here’re a few pictures that captures the holiday beautifully for me:

I love the quirky gift ideas from somethingshidinghere:

This one’s the sweetest:

And finally, one of my all-time favourite quotes from Love Actually:

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.”

Happy Valentine’s darlings 🙂


Credits: Be mine and forget me not images are from somethingshidinghere via Thoughtful Day & “Love you” wall is from bergdorfblonde tumblr.



1. etjuliette - February 13, 2010
2. silverlinedletters - February 13, 2010

Julie Julie,

Thank you darling 🙂 I love christina rossetti btw! Happy valentine’s to you too 🙂 This year v day is about celebrating people like you, friends who’ve taught me to open my heart and for all the love + joy you always bring.


3. nicole - February 14, 2010

your blog is so hopeful and awesome jh!! 🙂 have a lovely cny with your loved ones! 🙂

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