We are hardwired to desire closeness and intimacy.
We are hardwired to desire closeness and intimacy.
It's fascinating how something so entirely personal can also be so wholly universal.
People love to feel included and remembered.
I don't believe we are meant to live this life without at least one good heartbreak.
No words are necessary when looking at the way they still look at each other.
Your marriage is too important to let the weeds creep in.
I think we can all agree that the older we get the more we realize just how much our mothers had to put up with while raising us. From chauffeuring us to tennis lessons and dental appointments to bearing with our adolescent angst and taking care of us when sick, it seems like there’s nothing our moms weren’t willing to do for us.
For many, our moms remain our number one fan, and our relationship with them will forever be one of the strongest bonds we have. Yet, as influential as mothers are in our lives, how often do we stop and actually let them know what they mean to us? Chances are, not enough.
February teases with shifting light
Pink sunsets and a whisper on wings
February teases with blessings in breezes
Love notes for strangers
Come quickly, darling.
Come quickly, sunshine.
Come quickly, spring.
I often wonder if my marriage will be the death of me. I say this without sarcasm or angst, and I mean this both literally and figuratively. As the caregiver for a disabled spouse, my life will no doubt be shortened due to the inherent physical and emotional strain. And my marriage, like every commitment birthed of true, unstoppable goodwill toward someone else, has meant an end to part of the life I dreamed for myself, a death of the future Me I always thought I would be.
Admittedly, this isn’t what’s sung about in most love songs. But perhaps we need to start writing some new ones.
She saunters into the half-light, her emerald dress sashaying with each brush of the snare, unknowingly. His eyes quietly follow her path, carefully shaded away in his corner booth. Palms balmy with nerves, his body suddenly feels like a sinking anchor as her figure becomes smaller with distance.
But as magic moments would have it, she suddenly feels his draw, like a warm electric current in her chest. She turns in time with the song, heart thumping on cue. He rises from the safety of that worn leather barricade, surfacing with the voltage. This is their meet-cute, their story for the ages.
Our romantic lives have a unique way of exposing us – our vulnerabilities, our flaws, the things we hold most precious, the frailties in our ability to love – in ways that other types of relationships just don’t. If you think too hard about this, it’s actually quite scary and easy to see why no one would move forward at all!
The problem is, that’s not how we’re designed. We are made for relationships.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, plan ahead with this exquisite brunch menu. It’s perfect for a gathering of your closest friends or to surprise your loved one with an exceptional breakfast in bed. Choose one dish or make both! Either way, your bellies and hearts are sure to be full.
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If you have a pet we’re sure you have your own list of reasons why your animal is the best. Even if your pet tends to misbehave, if anyone asks, Fido is a perfect angel. Having a pet isn’t just about spending time with an adorable ball of fluff. They can also help improve your mood and over all well being!
On any given Friday night, I usually wait until about 5:59pm to decide what to do. I like to keep my options open until the very last minute in case I get a better offer. The idea of someone asking me on a date and agreeing on a time and place in advance has not only proved unrealistic in our culture, but rather unthinkable. Like most little girls, I grew up naïvely thinking that dating would involve candlelit dinners, presents, and mix tapes full of sappy love songs.
However, the older I get, the more skeptical I become that courtship can really exist in the digital world.
No one seeks out insecurity. No one anticipates the idea that tomorrow may not go according to plan. Like it or not, however, life often seems bent on twisting our rigid roads and turning our maps upside down.
Our natural response is to safeguard ourselves with even more tenacity than we did before. Billboards and status updates reinforce our dream of carving a life full of possessions and policies that keep risk at bay and harm at arms length.
And yet the world continues to push back like a pounding wave against our fragile sandcastles. Everything from foreign bombs to personal explosions brings us face to face with the idea that safety is a myth and our pursuit of it is futile.
If that’s true, perhaps there’s another way to respond when crisis creeps into our lives and culture.
I see the words of love songs A thousand times a day In a thousand different ways The truth is love stories are within us And if we’re lucky, beside us But more than that, all around us Of wishes finding their falling stars Tired trees finding, one day, sunshine Hoot owls finding,
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