Love Is Friendship Caught Fire

Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past. It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough.

by Laura Hendricks


  • For 46 years we lived these words

    My husband and I shared these words for 46 years, even before we were married. I continue to share them today with friends and family at each marriage. Love is easy when times are good. These words are a salve when times are bad. Never be afraid to love someone.

    Judith Duval 2017-04-28

  • chance the end

    we thought the same as Lisa, so we swapped the last 2 sentences for a bit about love from les miserables.."a
    great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. & even loved in spite of ourselves" which was less bleak than nothing being enough

    Danni 2014-10-03

  • Loyalty Good Times and Bad

    Everyone who gets married should have these lines tattooed on their arm as a reminder of the vows they took on the most special day of their lives...LOL or perhaps it should be ingrained in their heart in earnest

    maybe if this was done then we wouldn't "throw away" our marriages the way our society condones. The aspects of our lives would be drastically different. It's accepted but think about it..if we can treat the most special person in our lives in this way then how poorly can we treat everyone else that we come into contact on a daily basis? Life would be a whole lot better if this was the case?

    Douglas 2014-09-05

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