I have yet to meet anyone that didn’t become more beautiful in all ways, even physically, when they allowed love into their life whether that love came in the form of romance, friendship or any other.

Love is what makes the sick become healthy, the insecure become secure, the liars become truth tellers, the thieves become givers and the heartless become hearty.

Every atom of me and every atom of you…We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams…And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…

The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

Alan Cohen