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and ode to Love Thursday

Myriam and Karen on the coast of Oregon

When you let love in, joy comes too.

When you live in love you are fearless.

When you love what you do, you can do no wrong.

When you surround yourself with love you are safe.

When you love who you are, you are giving the world the best gift there is.


Please feel free to add to this weeks Love Thursday list* with your own words and pictures.

*Written in honor of Shutter Sister Karen who week after week shares unconditional love with us here at Love Thursday. Thank you Karen. What you give to our community and to the world is invaluable.

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Reader Comments (57)

I haven't had enough coffee to be poetic yet this morning, but dang I didn't know Oregon was so beautiful!

I posted about young love... a new engagement.

Happy LT!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCherrye at My Bella Vita
so important to love what you are doing. who you are with and where you are.

love thursday for me is always more about the love then the symbols.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermargie
Gorgeous words and photo.

Loving is living!

This week, celebrating grandfathers:


Happy Love Thursday all!
I love the photograph. very beautiful. HLT all! =)
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlora
I want to visit Oregon's beautiful!

I posted about a Mother's love...there's nothing in the world like it.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMami Dearest
love is when you get to see an animal up close - you have only seen in books before. happy LT!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersperlygirl
"Love is a precious gift that you receive, and you need to give it with caution!"
Don't know who actually said that but I found it one day online. It's written on a note card now and hangs on my refrigerator for all to read.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBet
"A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart."

Smile at an old person this Love Thursday!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterELK
Logged on long enough to share this post today, the day before my 10th wedding anniversary...
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Giles Klocke
I love those moments that remind me that I am exactly where I want to be!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWayfaring Wanderer
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercotterpin
It is always a treat to come here and look at your amazing photos here. The one below of the office party is wonderful. (wonderful) I sat and looked at it for the longest time.
Mine for this week is loving sticky ice cream fingers
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAscenderRisesAbove
What beautiful words to start such a special day with.

Click here to see why I think it was written just for me :)

Happy Love Thursday!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTanya
when you hug someone they never forget it
when you share your love with a pet the returns are limitless
when you acknowledge the love of God you are saved
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclaudia
love is remembering. love is searching and finding what you love. all in time.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercamerashymomma
Love is Holding Hands, even on hot summer days.

Happy Love Thursday!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLan
oh I love that... wonderful colors!!!
here is a picture of love!
my sister!!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterabbey

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
~Franklin P. Jones
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin
Hrm, trackbacks seem to be broken. Oh well. Happy Love Thursday, all!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMir
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaisy
Love Thursday
on the shore
by the sea
just you and me
for our ship to sail.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjfrancis
A hidden heart in this pic...

Happy Love Thursday everyone!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndie

It is a special Love Thursday for me, today is the anniversary of my wedding to my lovely husband
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJess
This is a stunning photograph with such true words. I SO love this.
Happy LT!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
When you embrace new experiences, the love abounds!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen
I love living life in color!

Happy Love Thursday!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJayemine
That was so beautiful!

Mine is my new baked love!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBridget
Tracey, you nut, thank you so much.
...In honor of Oregon, I found this on my first photo-walk since moving back home to Portland.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterportlandrain
Love makes the world go round. Literally! It's everywhere, even in nature.

My Love Thursday is here:

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCocoa
A little different kind of lovin' today. I love a blue sky and crisp beautiful colours:
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaura - dolcepics
Oh yes, and much thanks and love to Karen for her wonderful words and photos of love every Thursday!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaura - dolcepics
Happy Love Thursday

This story and photo remind me that my son shows me new things every day and that's why I love him, the eyes of a child see so many new things.

Happy Love Thursday
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
What beautiful smiles, beautiful love and a beautiful photo. Your ode to Love Thursday will be my mantra. It says everything i need to remember in order to live an honorable life and to be content while awake and in sleep.

here is my LT!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin-bird
I saw a little thing the other day that reminded me that all creatures great and small need love. Reaching out to love and care...that is the key.

Thank you for instilling a joyful reminder to look for love every week, Karen!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertangobaby
This is my love. He brings me joy and makes me smile when no one else can (Nice thing about weddings is it is about the only time we get a picture together too).
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristy
An older post, but still appropriate =).
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKate Baumert
When your heart is open and filled, you can include so many more. These friends already have 5 granddaughters of their own -- but they make my daughter feel as if she is the most special, loved girl in the world.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
I never have to look far to find my love, any day. In this shot, I only had to look as far as the end of the coffee table. Happy LT!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUrsula
What a gorgeous photo.

This week I'm loving the sun that's finally shining on our corner of the world. And I'm loving (hosting, feeding and cleaning up after) 3 AT thru hikers that stayed in our home. Today love is not a foggy notion it's taking care of and getting to know 3 people I've never met, strangers who are now friends.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrenee @ FIMBY
When you have a love for the world, peace is possible.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBreanne
The love for a child has to be completely blank, or maybe we just have to learn to be completely blank to let that love develop healthy.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Alvarez
What a wonderful post today and I agree that Karen does an amazing job!

Here's a photo of my dear friend and former college roomie who I recently met up with for a hiking trip at Glacier National Park. She found a heart shaped rock one day and I was so excited to tell her all about Love Thursday. And that day happened to be a Thursday, too!
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy
Love is spending your life alongside someone- taking them for exactly who they are.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFarrah Braniff
my loves.

beautiful photo. beautiful ladies.
August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergonzomama

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