Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love isn't Complicated

It was never intended for us that love be complicated, or filled with expectations and grandiose plans on one particular day. We were meant to love each other unconditionally every day as He first loved us. Here are some simple thoughts for your day.....

 "Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law." ~Romans 13:8

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God."
~1 John 4:7

Today hubby and I are relaxing, having a low-key kind of day and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day surrounded by those who love you. :)

Here's what I was up to the past few years on Feb.14th. Check it out by year: 2011, 2010, 2009. Last year's post was my favorite, a story told in pictures.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Behind Every Gentleman is a Lady

As Valentine's Day approaches I've been thinking about love and relationships. Some say that we get what we give in life while many are convinced that we attract what we are. Others like Oprah and Maya Angelou through experience have learned that, "We teach others how to treat us". I believe these are all true statements.

How we communicate with those around us (in particular the men in our lives) shows them how we would like to be treated. It also provides a clue as to what we value (and if we value and respect ourselves at all). While it is not our responsibility per se, as women I believe our actions & behavior prompt a man's desire to be more chivalrous and refined. If this is true, we hold great power with our actions and words to positively transform a large population of men who have forgotten what it truly means to be a gentleman. 

What do YOU think? The image above is what I posted on Facebook today and the comment/question that I posed, I've never seen so much feedback in just one hour! Pop by and see for yourself. Now, I'd love to hear your thoughts and personal experiences by leaving a comment below or feel free to join the conversation with us on our Facebook Page.

I don't know about you but with the man in my life, I've learned that when I shower him with love, I get it back; when I show an increased level of respect, I receive more in return; when I make time for him, he sets aside some time for me also; when I demand more of myself to be my best for him, he raises the bar for himself also to be his best for me. Of course the opposite of this is true as well. Ladies, let's be leaders because behind every gentleman is a lady, whether it be his wife, mother or girlfriend.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week! :)

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