In marriage, the little things are the big things.
It’s never being too old to hold hands.
It’s remembering to say, “I love you” at the end of the day.
It’s never going to bed angry.
It’s speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other a safe place in which to grow.
~Wilferd E. Pet
A Grand Son will always be a treasure~
When I held you in my arms for the first time and you looked at me, I remember calling you, “my treasure”. You melted my heart and still do today. You continue to leave “Heart Prints”.
Getting ready to play his recorder at the school assembly. It was beautiful to hear the children playing, “Oh Canada”.
Loves to climb trees~
Just being a little boy.
I love you A.J.
Everyone deserves the presence of love in their life. ~Emma Mildon~
~Source: Pinterest www.EmmaMildon.com
“Love…..binds everything together in perfect harmony.”~Colossians 8:14~
“Romance Keeps Your Soul Alive”
Happy Valentine’s Day to The Man I Cherish EVERYDAY~
Here is a beautiful poem I found that I wanted to share with you.
It made me think of My Favorite Valentine in the world. MY Hubby.
Poem is by~David L. Weatherford
Baby, You Are………..
my sunny sky,
my favorite high,
my bed so warm,
my port in a storm,
my sweetest gift,
my emotional lift,
my best friend
until the end,
my shining light,
my day and night,
my heart healer,
my anger chiller,
my pain reliever,
my spring fever,
my gem so rare,
my answered prayer,
my heart and soul,
my life made whole,
my “up” when I’m down,
my best chance,
my last dance,
my best shot,
my sweet kumquat,
my morning sun,
my evening fun,
my dancing partner,
my heart’s gardener,
my source of laughter,
my heaven sent,
for who I’m meant,
my burning fire,
my greatest desire,
my soul mate,
my sweet fate,
my dream lover,
my “before all others”,
my common sense,
my reason why
until I die.
Just in case you didn’t know.
~David L. Weatherford
Taken from the book, “Chicken Soup for the Couple’s Soul”
Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out. ~Hebrews 10:24 MSG
How many people will you hug today? How many times will you share a smile, a kind word, or a pat on the back?
How many times today will you demonstrate—by your words and your actions—that you are a caring woman/man?
When you feel happy and secure, you may find it easy to share kind words and heartfelt hugs. But when you’re discouraged or tired, it may seem difficult to encourage anyone (including yourself).
Anna Quindlen correctly observed, “Love is not leisure, it is work.”
So even on those days when the dog bites or the bee stings, you should be quick to do the “work” required to give—and receive—love. After all, the world still needs all the hugs it can get…especially yours.
~Source: “hugs, Daily Inspiration for Women” (one of my favorite books my Husband gave me)
I am grateful and thank God that my husband and I are ‘huggers’. We do remember to compliment and hug each other throughout the day.
My children are ‘huggers’ as well.
Share some kindness today and give someone a ‘hug’.
~Thank you for visiting my blog.
~Hug Your Way To A Happier Day~
I have found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get the jobs they want. They have the money they need. Their relationships either improve, or the negative ones dissolve and new ones begin.
Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will? How exciting it would be! Let’s begin to love ourselves now.
Here are 12 Commandments to help you learn how to love yourself:
Stop All Criticism.
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.
Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are growing and changing, and you will live life differently.
Don’t Scare Yourself.
Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts. It’s a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure, and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.
Be Gentle and Kind and Patient.
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.
Be Kind to Your Mind.
Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
Be Loving to Your Negatives.
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns.
Take Care of Your Body.
Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need in order to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
Do Mirror Work.
Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself while looking into the mirror. Talk to your parents while looking into the mirror. Forgive them, too. At least once a day, say, “I love you, I really love you!”
Love Yourself . . . Do It Now.
Don’t wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or find the new relationship. Begin now—and do the best you can.
Remember the things that gave you joy as a child. Incorporate them into your life now. Find a way to have fun with everything you do. Let yourself express the joy of living. Smile. Laugh. Rejoice, and the Universe rejoices with you!
Louise L. Hay, the author of the international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more than 50 million books sold worldwide. For more than 30 years, she has helped people throughout the world discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and many other TV and radio programs both in the U.S. and abroad.
~Source: Pinterest Quote
Be proud — you’re working hard and your body is changing for the better. Keep it up!I
Be Proud of your efforts and be patient. All your hard work with fitness will pay off and you will feel much better.
Going for a walk, especially at this busy time of year can be calming. Christmas baking, shopping, and getting together with friends and families all can take its toll. There is too much going on!
It is very important to keep up with my fitness all throughout the year. My consistency pays off!
Merry Christmas: “Throughout the holiday season, give your family the gift of a sweet disposition.”
The love between a mother and child
is a bond of the strongest kind.
It is a love of the present,
interwoven with memories
of the past
and dreams of the future.
It is strengthened by
overcoming obstacles and
facing fears and challenges together.
It is having pride in each other
and knowing that our love
can withstand anything.
It is sacrifice and tears,
laughter and hugs.
It is understanding, patience,
and believing in each other.
It is wanting only the best
for each other
and wanting to help anytime
there is a need.
It is respect, a hug,
and unexpected kindness.
It is making time to be together
and knowing just what to do and say.
It is an unconditional,
forever kind of love.
Written by—Barbara Cage
This beautiful poem was on a calendar given to me by my daughter last Christmas. With Christmas fast approaching and the deep love and bond I share with my daughter and my son this poem holds ‘heart prints’ for me.
Merry Christmas Jimmy and Cindy. I love you both very much.
Much love, from your Lil Momma (son calls me) and Mama (daughter calls me)
~Picture taken in 1975~ My Kidlets~
We lived in Alberta, Canada at the time~
Thank-you to my special daughter for sending this to me. I love you Cindy.
This comment was left on my blog by Sydney Fong @ http://addgrainonearth.com/ “Hi! whenever I look at your photo at the top, it always remind me of a song Perhaps Love by John Denver.”
Thank-you for your kind words Sydney. My Hubby and I smiled while listening to this lovely song.
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