Many phrases have been said about love in poems, songs, movies and other places. For instance, “love makes the world go ‘round.” “Love isn’t love until you give it away.” Or “love is the language of the soul.”
But perhaps one of the most well known sayings or phrases about love is encompassed on this day: Love Conquers All Day!
History of Love Conquers All Day
The Ancient Roman poet, Virgil, who lived from 70-15 BC is credited with writing the phrase, “love conquers all”. Throughout time, love has been a theme of relationships, whether romantic, familial or with friends. And although sometimes love can get a bit tricky and complex, the concept that love wins out over evil has offered hope to many people over the centuries.
Love Conquers All Day was founded in the 1990s with the purpose of reminding people that love can be powerful and allow people to overcome obstacles. The love of a mother for her child, the love of a pet-owner for their pup, or the love between siblings or friends are all examples of ways that love can be displayed in different types of relationships.
How to Celebrate Love Conquers All Day
Get on board the love train and take some time to celebrate Love Conquers All Day! Check out some of these ideas for participating in the day:
Show Someone They Are Loved
Showing someone they are loved can be a pretty easy task, especially when that love is returned! Love Conquers All Day is the right time to tell someone they are loved, whether in person with words, a handwritten card, a little love note or even a kiss emoji. The way it is said isn’t as important as the fact that it is said. Even, better, find out what makes that loved one’s heart beat a bit faster, like a big hug or doing the dishes, and then show them how much they are cared for.
Write a Love Poem
Since this day is named after the phrase that came from a poet, perhaps Love Conquers All Day is the right time to release that inner poet! Grab a pen and paper, or a computer keyboard, and string some words together that express the feelings of love that this particular person inspires. Then, pass it on to them as an expression of love in celebration of this special day.
Make a Love Conquers All Day Playlist
Obviously, music is one of the languages of love, along with poetry, so perhaps it would be a good idea to celebrate Love Conquers All Day by building a custom playlist about love on Spotify, Apple Music or some other online platform. Get even more into the day by crafting the perfect playlist and then sending it to someone you love!
Check out some of these songs about love from various eras to get started with a Love Conquers All Day playlist:
- I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner (1984)
- When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge (1966)
- Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille (1975)
- I’d Do Anything for Love by Meatloaf (1993)