Hearts – My Favorite Shape

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The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

Widely recognized as a symbol for love, affection and caring, the heart shape has always been a shape I have found endearing. How this shape got to be associated with all these good things is somewhat of a mystery and its origins and history has many potential stories. Varied theories associated with the origin of the heart shape abound. Today it is one of the most used emojies.




Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

“The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
It is quite rightly quoted “You are not rich until you have a rich heart.” – Roy T Bennett.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with those who are reckless with yours.”Mary Schmich
“A good heart ‘is worth gold.” – William Shakespeare
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” –  Maya Angelou
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold.” – Dolly Parton

About Me

Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?

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