Love is universal

“Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.” -Sri Chinmoy

Something I truly enjoy capturing during my travels are shots of families and love around the world.  It reminds us that people are all the same and the basic need and yearning to love and be loved is universal. No matter what religion, race, sex or socioeconomic status we live in, we are all human beings who share our love for one another and those near and dear to our hearts.

Here are some of my favorite captures of love around the world.


A grandmother holding her sleeping granddaughter in Honduras.


Five-year-old Sophia holding her one-year-old sister Samantha at the day care center. La Ceiba, Honduras.


The love and compassion of five-year-old friends. La Ceiba, Honduras.


Two Garifuna sisters who showed me their beautiful smiles. Roatan, Honduras.


Mayan mother and baby. Xela, Guatemala.


Three generations of family gathering in honor of International Day of the Women and women’s rights. Xela, Guatemala.


Two Mayan sisters dancing to the celebration on International Day of the Women. Xela, Guatemala.


Three Indian sisters singing for coins on the Festival of Lights. Pokhara, India.


My friend Hari and his family in Kathmandua, Nepal.


Family of four with baby in tow. Delhi, India.


Mama and baby elephant in South Africa.

This post was written as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Love. To read more posts, click here.


  1. Beautiful Post – Beautiful Captures – Can feel the LOVE:) I wish kids could stay 5 for a longer period of time – just see life and love wide open at that age. Happy Friday!

  2. Those golden smiles from the little girls, Nicole- priceless, aren’t they? Hope your two are still fit? You’ve had some ups and downs, hon.

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  6. Reblogged this on vienaqui and commented:
    Beautiful post , featuring gorgeous photographs of families and children from many parts of the world . Well put together and for me very inspirational as well

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    We can only give what we have, that is the true reflection of what we are,
    Thanks for these memorable picture, it reminds me of my good old day!

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  10. Veronica Roth

    All those photos show so much love. Nicely done. I loved seeing the children’s bright faces. 🙂

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