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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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                                                                                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

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                                                                                  Amy Johnson

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

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                                                                                  How to Think Positive Thoughts When Feeling Negative

                                                                                  How to Think Positive Thoughts When Feeling Negative

                                                                                  Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

                                                                                  But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

                                                                                  Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

                                                                                  1. Spend Time with Positive People

                                                                                  If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

                                                                                  Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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                                                                                  Learn How to Surround Yourself With Positive People.

                                                                                  2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

                                                                                  When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

                                                                                  Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

                                                                                  3. Contribute to the Community

                                                                                  One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

                                                                                  Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

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                                                                                  4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

                                                                                  Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

                                                                                  Some recommendations for you:

                                                                                  5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

                                                                                  You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

                                                                                  If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

                                                                                  There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

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                                                                                  6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

                                                                                  It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

                                                                                  Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

                                                                                  7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

                                                                                  Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

                                                                                  For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

                                                                                  Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

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                                                                                  8. Offer Compliments to Others

                                                                                  Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

                                                                                  9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

                                                                                  If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

                                                                                  Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

                                                                                  10. Practice Self-Care

                                                                                  Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

                                                                                  Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

                                                                                  Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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