Advertising
Advertising

These 40 Heart-Warming Pictures Will Show You What True Love Is

These 40 Heart-Warming Pictures Will Show You What True Love Is

What do you think true love is?

What do you think true love looks like?

What comes to mind? Is it a Hollywood movie like The Notebook or Titanic? Maybe it’s your favorite couple from TV, such as Ross and Rachel from Friends, or real life celebrities like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Or maybe your vision of the nature of true love is something closer to home, like the images in your mind of the kind of relationship your grandparents shared over many years?

Advertising

Without a doubt, the term “true love” can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Also, while a lot of romantic movies, TV shows, and pop songs focus on the thrill of love at first sight and the beginnings of a relationship, content and functional long-term relationships aren’t depicted as frequently.

While grand gestures are often appreciated, the most important part of fostering a romantic, loving, and long-lasting relationship is ensuring that smaller, daily interactions with each other are thoughtful and respectful.

Artist Puung shows how important these kinds of small interactions are in these beautiful and heart-warming illustrations of romantic love. Each picture captures the daily and often mundane rituals of love that everyone can relate to. Through these simple images of everyday life, Puung is able to portray how meaningful the personal moments you share with your partner actually are.

Advertising

As Puuung said on Facebook: “Love comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives. So, I try to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and make it into artwork.”

These amazing illustrations help to remind us that love is always beautiful, and touching moments of generosity and thoughtfulness can often be overlooked due to the humdrum nature of daily life.

If this series of illustrations captures your heart, you can view more of Puung’s work here.

Advertising

So, which image below best describes your understanding of true love?

1. Love Is Bringing Each Other Pancakes

Love is bringing each other pancakes

    2. Love Is Looking After Each Other

    Love is caring for each other

      3. Love Is Celebrating Together

      Love is celebrating together

        4. Love Is Having Someone To Listen To Your Problems

        Love is cheering each other up

          5. Love is Watching Your Favorite TV Shows Together

          Love is chilling out with your favorite snacks

            6. Love Is Enjoying Each Other’s Company

            Love is having someone to relax with

              7. Love Is Always Helping Out

              Love is helping out

                8. Love Is Amazing Hugs

                Love is hugging

                  9. Love Is Just Being With Each Other

                  Love is just simply being with each other

                    10. Love Is Making Each Other Laugh

                    Love is laughing with each other

                      11. Love Is Sharing With Each Other

                      Love is sharing

                        12. Love Is Shopping Together

                        Love is shopping together

                          13. Love Is Singing Together

                          Love is singing together

                            14. Love Is Having Someone To Hold When You Sleep

                            Love is someone to hold at night

                              15. Love Is Dancing Together

                              Love is someone to let go with

                                16.Love Is Surprise Hugs

                                Love is unexpected hugs

                                  17. Love Is Visiting Places Together

                                  Love is visiting places together

                                    18. Love Is Looking Out For Your Partner

                                    Love is waking up your partner when they need to get up

                                      19. Love Is In The Small Gifts

                                      Love is watching your partner when they don't realize you are looking

                                        20. Love Is Someone Holding You When You Feel Sad

                                        Love wipe away tears

                                          21. Love Is Cooking For Each Other

                                          Love home cooked dinner

                                            22. Love Is A Comfortable Silence

                                            Love is a comfortable silence

                                              23. Love Is A Kiss On The Forehead

                                              Love is a kiss on the forehead

                                                24. Love Is Appreciating The World With Your Partner

                                                Love is apprieciating the world around you

                                                  25. Love Is Laughing Over Dinner

                                                  Love is doing special things with your partne

                                                    26. Love Is Doing The Difficult Jobs Together

                                                    Love is doing the difficult tasks together

                                                      27. Love Is Getting Into Routines

                                                      Love is doing things together

                                                        28. Love Is Falling Asleep On The Sofa

                                                        Love is falling asleep on the sofa

                                                          29. Love Is Trusting Your Partner And Having Fun Together

                                                          Love is having fun together

                                                            30. Love Is Tucking Each Other In

                                                            Love is looking after each other

                                                              31. Love Is Magical Moments

                                                              Love is magical moments

                                                                32. Love Is Thinking Of Each Other When You’re Alone

                                                                Love is missing each other

                                                                  33. Love Is Waking Up Your Partner To Say Goodbye

                                                                  Love is remembering to say goodbye

                                                                    34. Love Is Precious Memories

                                                                    Love is sharing special memories

                                                                      35. Love Is Napping Together

                                                                      Love is someone to share the world with

                                                                        36. Love Is Someone Holding You When You Cry

                                                                        Love is someone with you when you feel most alone

                                                                          37. Love Is Being Proud Of Your Partner

                                                                          Love is supporting each other's successes

                                                                            38. Love Is Surprise Kisses

                                                                            Love is suprise kisses

                                                                              39. Love Is Going Out Of Your Way To Make Your Partner Happy

                                                                              Love is surprising each other

                                                                                40. Love Is Playing Around Together

                                                                                Advertising

                                                                                Love is playing with each other

                                                                                  What did you think of Puuung’s art? Do you relate to these depictions of the way in which romantic couples make a life together? Comment with your ideas and experiences below!

                                                                                  Featured photo credit: Puuung via i.imgur.com

                                                                                  More by this author

                                                                                  Amy Johnson

                                                                                  Amy is a writer who blogs about relationships and lifestyle advice.

                                                                                  10 Health Benefits Of Avocado If You Feel Trapped, Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back If You Feel Trapped, Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back This List of 50 Low-cost Hobbies Will Excite You Daily Routine of Successful People That Will Inspire You to Achieve More 15 Inspirational Weekend Activities to do by Yourself

                                                                                  Trending in Communication

                                                                                  1 Positive and Negative Reinforcement: Which Is More Effective? 2 13 Reasons Why You Should Fail Fast to Learn Fast 3 10 Things to Do If You’re Feeling Hopeless About Your Future 4 5 Ways to Help Yourself Advance Your Mental Strength 5 Feeling Like a Failure? 10 Simple Things to Help You Rise Again

                                                                                  Read Next

                                                                                  Advertising
                                                                                  Advertising
                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  Last Updated on July 3, 2020

                                                                                  30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

                                                                                  30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

                                                                                  In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

                                                                                  1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

                                                                                  Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

                                                                                  2. Focus on your breath

                                                                                  Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

                                                                                  3. Get organized and purge old items

                                                                                  A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

                                                                                  4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

                                                                                  Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

                                                                                  5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

                                                                                  Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  6. Smile more

                                                                                  Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

                                                                                  7. Don’t worry about the future

                                                                                  As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

                                                                                  8. Eat real food

                                                                                  The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

                                                                                  9. Choose being happy over being right

                                                                                  Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

                                                                                  10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

                                                                                  Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

                                                                                  11. Make use of filtering features on social media

                                                                                  You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  12. Get comfortable with silence

                                                                                  When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

                                                                                  13. Listen to understand, not to respond

                                                                                  So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

                                                                                  14. Put your troubles in a bubble

                                                                                  Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

                                                                                  15. Speak more slowly

                                                                                  Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

                                                                                  16. Don’t procrastinate

                                                                                  Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

                                                                                  17. Buy a coloring book

                                                                                  Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  18. Prioritize yourself

                                                                                  You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

                                                                                  19. Forgive others

                                                                                  Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

                                                                                  20. Check your expectations

                                                                                  Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

                                                                                  21. Engage in active play

                                                                                  Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

                                                                                  22. Stop criticizing yourself

                                                                                  The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

                                                                                  23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

                                                                                  Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

                                                                                  Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

                                                                                  25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

                                                                                  Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

                                                                                  26. Manage your money

                                                                                  Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

                                                                                  27. Stop trying to control everything

                                                                                  Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

                                                                                  28. Practice affirmations

                                                                                  Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

                                                                                  29. Get up before sunrise

                                                                                  Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

                                                                                  30. Be yourself

                                                                                  Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

                                                                                  Featured photo credit: man watching sunrise via stokpic.com

                                                                                  Read Next