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A Love Like That May 3, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Nature, Poetry.

love“And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.”

― Hāfez

Aah . . . that’s brilliant!



1. Under the Oaks - May 3, 2016

Very nice… beautiful.
I googled this quote, goodness, all the opinions!

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

Did google highlight any opinions worth sharing?

For me, it’s a powerful reminder that giving from the heart has no strings attached.

Under the Oaks - May 3, 2016

Most comments were along your line of thought. The other comments were just people being silly, and excuse me, but jerks. Always room for lots of opinions. It is a lovely quote… 🙂

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

Yes! Room for lots of opinions . . . even from silly rabbits!

And, speaking of rabbits, we saw the cutest bunny on a Tiny Homes show last night. “Flopsy” had her own hutch (and litter box) under the built-in sofa. So cute.

2. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - May 3, 2016

Love that – it is a good reminder that we shouldn’t keep track, keep score, of the actions in our life!

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

Yes. When we give, it should be without expectation of return and with no concern whether our “good deeds” are noticed.

3. Kate Crimmins - May 3, 2016

Good saying

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

Here’s to giving without concern for what we’ll get in return.

4. Tiny - May 3, 2016

Lots to learn from that quote!

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

Ego gives to get . . . applause, accolades, approval, acclaim, acknowledgement, etc.

Spirit gives to give.

Tiny - May 3, 2016

So true, Nancy! Well said.

5. anotherday2paradise - May 3, 2016

Wonderful quote, Nancy. Love it! 🙂

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

Me too! I’ve shared the quote before . . . but thought it deserved a post of its own.

6. Eileen - May 3, 2016

Giving has its own reward: the joy of giving.

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

That’s why I enjoy doing kind things for strangers when we’re out and about ~> NO expectations of reciprocity because we’ll never see them again.

7. L. Marie - May 3, 2016

Great quote and image, Nancy!

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

Isn’t that the perfect image ~ a love like the sun!

8. Carol Ferenc - May 3, 2016

Lovely quote, Nancy!

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

It’s a beautiful encapsulation of giving to give, not to get.

9. Barb - May 3, 2016

I love that quote Nancy. There is no greater pleasure than giving and expecting nothing in return – that’s what being human is all about. Sadly though, some don’t see it that way and they are the losers.

nrhatch - May 3, 2016

We’ve been talking about this here today and I’ve realized that if I give something (time, money, stuff, attention) to others, I want them to give me some inkling about whether what I gave had “value” to them.

I don’t need/want a “Thank You” to feed EGO, but I do want to know that they enjoyed the gift so I get a better sense of what/how much to give them in the future.

Barb - May 4, 2016

Good point Nancy, we do need to know that they enjoy the gift, otherwise it’s just an empty, useless gesture.

nrhatch - May 4, 2016

Especially if we’re giving from our Secret Stash of chocolate!

10. Bun Karyudo - Humor Blog - May 4, 2016

I’m not sure what the different opinions (mentioned at the top of your comment thread) were. For myself, I took the meaning to be that we should try to love without expectation of reward. If that is what it means, then I think it’s a great message that most of us would want to get wholeheartedly behind. 🙂

nrhatch - May 4, 2016

That’s my interpretation too, Bun. We give because giving makes us feel good . . . it’s who we are.

11. brickhousechick - May 4, 2016

So very true! No one owes us ANYTHING – the sooner we learn that the better. 🙂

nrhatch - May 4, 2016

We lessen self-induced suffering when we shed our “shoulds” and idle expectations . . . allowing ourselves and others to just be.

12. livelytwist - May 7, 2016

Aw, beautiful!

nrhatch - May 8, 2016

I concur!

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