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If you want your partner to treat you in a loving way, start by doing the same for them.
If they aren't giving you something you want or need, find a way to give it to yourself. Better yet, find a way to give what you crave to your partner.
Always pay more more attention to the things people do, than to what they say.
Try loving what is. What is perfect about the things that bother you most?
Live every moment fully. Don't waste time worrying about what you may or may not have tomorrow. Look around and appreciate today.
Try being instead of becoming. How wonderful are you right now without needed to become anything else?
If we consider the idea that we are entitled to nothing in this world, then every thing we have is a miracle and source of gratitude.
When you keep digging deeper, you excavate more @#$%, and leave room for more joy.
Growing your hair out takes a long time. So does growing your soul.
Everything is magic. There is enough magic for all of us.
I love you all.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I've noticed that this can be a life saver for relationships. For instance, I have been known to complain about wanting more romance in my marriage. Many of my friends are the same way. They might say something like, "I just wish he would take me out, buy me little gifts, bring me flowers," and so on. What I have learned is that many of these guys actually do incredibly romantic and loving things that go completely unnoticed by their mates. When I mention this, these same friends wonder if I am really talking about their partners. So let me write a gratitude list for some of the things my husband does to give you an idea of what I am talking about:
- I am grateful that when I get out of bed each morning, there is a cup waiting for me in front of the coffee pot.
- I am grateful that he never goes to bed without kissing me goodnight.
- I am grateful that he takes me out for breakfast almost every weekend.
- I am grateful that he loves catching and cooking salmon for me, and to top it off he picks wild blackberries, and insists on making the pie himself.
- I am grateful that he is trying to find Buzz Lightyear pajamas on EBay as I write this, for our littlest grandson.
For men romance is often more about actions than words. It can be found in the things they do everyday to keep you safe and happy. What does your partner do for you that gets taken for granted? Try writing a gratitude list for the many ways they show their love that isn't about jewelry and flowers. See if you can see the everyday ways their love is given to you.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,