Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bob Knows Best

The countdown to Valentine's Day is in full swing! I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite people, Bob Marley. Not only do I enjoy his music, but the message he conveys is one of positivity and love.
I also love Bob Marley because my husband loves him. I had known his "mainstream" songs but it wasn't until I started my relationship with my husband that I was introduced to his entire collection. I went from liking his music to loving it, mostly because my husband loved him so much and now Bob's songs remind me of the man I love. We even use his music to soothe our children. It really works, I recommend you try it!
Here is the quote: 
 He's not perfect. You aren't either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn't going to quote poetry, he's not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don't hurt him, don't change him, and don't expect more than he can give. Don't analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he's not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don't exist, but there's always one guy that is perfect for you.

--Bob Marley
My favorite part is, "he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break." Most men have two sides to them. The side that they share with the world and the side they reserve for you. That side is private and the fact that you've been able to witness the humility and the tenderness that not everyone gets to see is a true gift. Everyone likes your partner for guy he is, but you love him for the man he's shared with your heart.
So, Mr. Marley, I will take your advice and hold onto my guy. I love my man, and he's definitely perfect for me.


  1. Hi, I like this quote, but I don't get this part because of my poor English.

    "he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break."

    Can you tell me what it means?


    1. It means that he has given you his "heart" which he would never just give to anyone. He chose you to give it to knowing that you potentially could break his heart. He trusts you and loves you enough to take that change. Does that make sense?

    2. Now I got it! Such a sweet part.

      Thanks for your kind reply!