“One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert
Home Is Where Your Mom Is
A little girl, asked where home was, replied “Where mother is.” – Keith L. Brooks
VIDEO: People Are Made to be LOVED
“People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. Things begin to go wrong when things are being loved and people are being used” – Michael Josephson
DON’T CHASE LOVE – Be patient
Love cannot be caught, like an unwilling butterfly. Nobody loves you just
QUOTES: 30 Best Love Quotes for Your Valentine
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. – Roy Croft I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
COMMENTARY: The Missing Baby Jesus
In a lovely essay*, Jean Gietzen wrote about a family experience in 1943. It was just before Christmas in North Dakota and her family had just bought a nativity set with small figurines. But Jean’s mother was deeply disturbed to discover the set included an extra Baby Jesus. “Go back to the store,” she instructed, “and tell the manager to put …
COMMENTARY: The Ultimate Gift
Jimmy was nine when his mom told him his little sister was sick and would die if she didn’t get a blood transfusion – and Jimmy was one of the only people in the world who had the rare blood type needed. She asked if he would be willing to let the doctors give some of his blood to his …
What Costs Nothing and Means Everything?
“A loving touch, a caring hug and a kind word costs nothing but can mean everything. Be generous with kindness and encouragement.” – Michael Josephson
Appreciate Your Loved Ones
“The deepest craving of human nature is to be appreciated.” – William James “Expressing appreciation with words, a smile, or a hug costs so little and means so much. If can make a day or even change a life.” – Michael Josephson
Be Your Child’s Role Model
“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly. Role modeling is a 27/7 job. Often its what you do when you don’t think your children are watching that has the most impact.
The first duty of LOVE is to LISTEN
The first duty of LOVE is to LISTEN. -Paul Tillich. Listening doesn’t mean obeying, it means making a true effort to hear and understand what the other person is saying and feeling. Think how much better relationships would be if parents really listened to their children; if children – minors and adults – really listened to their parents and if …
QUOTE & POSTER: The Viability of Love. When you love someone intensely, you are vulnerable to intense emotions. Pride and pleasure are amplified, but so is disappointment and anger.
A test of the viability and durability of your love is when you have a disagreement or fight (and you will) how long you hold on to your anger about what you fought about and how soon the anger is replaced
The Essentials of Happiness
The Essentials of Happiness Something to DO, Something to LOVE, Something to HOPE FOR. – Joseph Addison
COMMENTARY: The True Meaning of Love – Love Is Not A Mirage
If we can get beyond the corny red heart clichés and commercialism surrounding Valentine’s Day, there’s real value in celebrating the idea of love.
WORTH READING: Four interesting letters with divergent opinions on homosexuality.
Letter 1 Of course every person must be loved and respected but not every behavior/lifestyle must be and it is important to separate these 2 things. The fact that homosexuals are sometimes bullied or hated is very sad and unfortunate and reflects how we as a society still struggle with the concept of loving the sinner (we are all sinners) …
WORTH SEEING: Poster – Don’t Chase Love
DON’T CHASE LOVE. Love cannot be caught like an unwilling butterfly. Nobody loves you just because you want them to. Nobody loves you just because you ask them to. When love comes , it comes on its own wings . Be patient.
QUOTE: If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life. — Michael Josephson
See more words and images on love and relationships here.
WORTH SEEING AND READING: Happy Together or Alone: Words and Images About Love and Relationships
click to see images (new images added March 23, 2012)
COMMENTARY: Undying Love – Coach John Wooden’s Most Profound Legacy
On Valentine’s Day millions of men pay special tribute to a woman they love by buying her flowers, a balloon, a cute stuffed toy, or candy. Many
WORTH WATCHING: The tender and beautiful naivete of young love
“A bell is no bell ’til you ring it, A song is no song ’til you sing it, And love in your heart Wasn’t put there to stay Love isn’t love ‘Til you give it away.” — “I am 16 going on 17” from The Sound of Music, one of the great songs about young love, by Rodgers and Hammerstein
OBSERVATION: The Perfect Boyfriend
The perfect boyfriend. Someone whose heart beats faster when he sees you, thinks of you as beautiful instead of hot, calls you back when you hang up on him, will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat or will stay awake just to watch you sleep. Wait for a young man who will kiss away your tears, and …
OBSERVATION: What Love Is and Is Not
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not
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