Tag: love

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Day 323/365 Totally Doable

Lately I have been feeling really happy… Sunshine-y, even. I have been in a make-sure-you-tell-people-you-love-them (and not because you’re afraid they’re gonna die but just because you love them) kind of mood. A random-acts-of-kindness kind of mood. A mood of expansion, a gesture of openness….a heart open wide to life and love, and their infinite possibilities. I think it all started when we were … Read More Day 323/365 Totally Doable

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Day 306/365 A Nice Ring To It

The other day, while out at breakfast with friends, I noticed one of them wearing a really beautiful engagement ring. She has been married for a couple of years now…so the ring wasn’t the news of the day or anything. It’s just that I happened to notice it, and to think of my own beautiful engagement ring…which has been tucked away for over four … Read More Day 306/365 A Nice Ring To It

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The Thing About Jaime

The world lost a beautiful man last night. I struggled writing this, as it just seems so wrong…writing about him in the past tense. I kept writing “He is” and having to go back and correct myself…He was. It seems impossible that someone who shone so brightly could leave us so soon. I remember a story about when Jaime met Melissa, his future wife. … Read More The Thing About Jaime

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Day 217/365 Like a River

My dear friend, Nichole, and her love, Jay, asked me to write something to be read at their wedding last weekend. I was very intimidated by the idea at first.  I thought to myself, why would they want a single, divorced person to write something about love and marriage? I’m not exactly an authority on the subject. It was daunting. I thought about marriage, … Read More Day 217/365 Like a River

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Day 207/365 If Not Now, When? {Later, That’s When}

“Hey, it’s love month, isn’t it?” my friend, Greg, said to me the other day. I had no idea what he meant by that (I know I’ve been scattered lately, but I still know it is October, not February).  It was on the tip of my tongue to correct him and say, “Actually, I believe it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” when I realized what … Read More Day 207/365 If Not Now, When? {Later, That’s When}

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Day 192/365 Short & Sweet

Last night Beau and I were laying in her bed together. We shared a pillow, gazing at each other, our foreheads practically touching. I brushed the hair back from her face with my fingers. “It’s funny about LOVE,” she said, sleepily. “What do you mean?” I asked, always intrigued by her mind’s inner workings. “It’s just…it is such a small word for something SO … Read More Day 192/365 Short & Sweet

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Day 185/365 Box of Wishes

“These are antique candles,” my mother said as she placed the half melted candles into the top of the cake. I laughed, thinking she was making a joke. “I’m serious! They belonged to your grandmother.” I looked at the box… “15 cents” Yup, definitely antique. “They used to make candles that lasted a while,” she said. “Not one-and-done like they are now. Imagine how … Read More Day 185/365 Box of Wishes

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Day 131/365 On Loving

Sometimes loving a person is easy, and sometimes it feels overwhelming – the responsibility of it…of loving someone with grace, integrity, forgiveness, dignity, truth – We have to do it anyway, Because without love we are hollow. The more I live, the more I recognize it is all about human relationships – All of it. All of the heartache, the struggles, the confusion…all of … Read More Day 131/365 On Loving

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Day 119/365 What is Gratitude?

I have been reading through some old journals lately. I love coming across where I’ve jotted down things my children have said. Often they are so wise. On this one occasion, a few years back, I had been reminding them of the importance of gratitude. Beau asked, “What does gratitude mean?” I replied, “It means being thankful for all that you have…not just for things, … Read More Day 119/365 What is Gratitude?

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Day 109/365 My Heart

Though I don’t often have my daughters on the weekends, I thought I was going to have the long holiday weekend with them. As it turned out, due to a communication fail, their dad had had the same plan – to spend four days with the girls.  Since I do have a lot of time with them, especially in the summer, I told him … Read More Day 109/365 My Heart

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Day 105/365 Fear or Love?

“All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by two emotions – Fear or Love. In truth there are only two emotions – only two words in the language of the soul…. Fear wraps our bodies in clothing, love allows us to stand naked. Fear clings to and clutches all that we have, love gives all that we have away. Fear holds close, … Read More Day 105/365 Fear or Love?

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Day 100/365 Otherworldly

There is something about looking into the eyes of a new baby that transports us to another plane. I believe it’s because they have so newly arrived from the spiritual realm. They are pure light and love….truly otherworldly. This weekend I was blessed to meet two new little beings of light. Something about those experiences has made me feel lighter. Perhaps it is the … Read More Day 100/365 Otherworldly