The Genealogy Blog Party: Stories of Love

by | Feb 1, 2018 | 4 comments

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.  ~George Sand


Love is… All We Need

With Valentine’s Day falling smack in its middle, February is traditionally celebrated as the month of LOVE. ❤

In 1943, American psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed a “hierarchy of needs,” a list of basic human needs that must be met in order for one to be a psychologically healthy human being.1

The hierarchy of needs is typically presented as a five-level pyramid, with the needs at the top only achievable once the more basic needs at the bottom are met.

And smack in the middle of that pyramid is the need for love and belonging.2

Coincidence? I think not. We may not realize it, but our lives are affected and influenced by love on a daily basis. 

In other words, we NEED love.

So… for the February Genealogy Blog Party, get ready to share your stories of love.

Sharing stories of love at the Genealogy Blog Party

Tell a story of love

Stories of romance are wonderful, but keep in mind that there are many types of love and many ways in which to express it.

Your love stories could include any kind of love, such as:

  • Love between a parent and child
  • Love for a special pet or animal
  • Love of helping others
  • Love of a career or business
  • An item that was loved
  • An enduring friendship
  • An act of love or sacrifice

And don’t neglect yourself. Feel free to share your own story. After all, someone should tell your story, and no one is more qualified to do it than YOU are!

Remember, in the immortal words of The Beatles, “All you need is love.”3 💞


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  1. Marianne Handler

    Elizabeth, The page says there is an error when I try to save. Is there a way you can check it. Marianne

    • Elizabeth O'Neal

      What is the URL of the post you’re trying to add, Marianne?

    • Elizabeth O'Neal

      Ok, your post is added, Marianne. Since there was no image in your post, I took the liberty of adding the graphic for the blog party. For future reference, you need to add the direct link to the blog post instead of a general link to your blog. Thank you for participating! 🙂


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Elizabeth O'Neal is passionate about helping others discover, preserve and share their family stories. She hopes her only descendant will someday develop an interest in her ancestry.


Hello, I'm Elizabeth! I'm a genealogist, writer, and educator, and I've been looking for my descendant's ancestors for 3x's longer than she's been alive. I tell some of their stories here, but I also share tech and blogging tips, news, and other stuff I like. I am the host of the Genealogy Blog Party, which I hope you will join! Find out more right here.

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  1. Burton, Neel. “Our Hierarchy of Needs.” Sussex Publishers, LLC. Psychology Today, 23 May 2012. And yes, I did a brief stint as a psychology major in college.
  2. “Abraham Maslow.” The Pursuit of Happiness.
  3. “All You Need Is Love” was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and was released as a non-album single in July 1967. Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
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