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By listening better. I am someone who gets to the point quickly and I listen more than I talk.
I get impatient when people talk too long or too much, and I start cutting them off. It is very difficult for me to listen to people ramble on and on.
This is a tall order for me!
Better late then never… Posting and “in real life”. Sending a few last minute texts to let folks know I’m thinking of them. Work on loving without expectation of reciprocity.
Over many years I have learned that love is shown more through actions not just words” Acts of Kindness”. Happy Valentine’s Day all!
Welcoming a new friend at home, gratefully sharing meditation and some still moments together with the dear one who kindly introduced him. Sharing little happy moments this evening. Thank you, dear friends who share and visit here, and blessings to all of you.
It isn’t new, but keep telling my friends and family how much I love them.
I don’t know about “new”, how ‘bout I just be nice, kind & loving to all today. Sow seeds of love…,,❤️
Happy Valentine to All here.🌹
After reading the quote of the day and today’s question, I felt the “shackles of should” rising. My old need to perform rearing its head. That said, it’s Valentine’s Day so I found myself looking for quotes that might inspire us all by reminding us of how much we all need brotherly/sisterly love.
“Most of the time, we say, “Oh, it’s just an accident.”
“Oh, it just happened.” “Oh, it doesn’t mean
anything.” Instead of realizing that when we do approach the
world – not to manipulate it, maybe not even to
understand it – there is a kind of magical interaction
between us and things that happen. If you want to call it synchronicity,
okay, but it’s just too big a word for me. I’d rather describe it
than define it.”
New Morning Treasury
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Happy Valentine’s Day to each and everyone of you!
Carol….thank you for the beautiful quotes. My heart is deeply moved by these words. ♥♥
Diane, You are most welcome.
My husband and I have been together since we were teenagers….51 years this September, the month we met and eight years later the month we were married. I’ve learned through the years that his “love language” is different from mine. I suppose this is true for all of us…we each have different ways of expressing and receiving love. I appreciate this question and will ponder this for all the loved ones in my life.
Love language #1: Words of affirmation.
Love language #2: Acts of service.
Love language #3: Gifts..
Love language #4: Quality time.
Love language #5: Physical touch.
Happy Valentines Day everyone…may we all know that no matter our life circumstances we are all infinitely and unconditionally loved by our Creator ♥ Blessings
Congratulations, Diane! My wife and I also celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary on Feb 12. And we also met as teenagers! We are rare commodities these days!
I learned these love languages maybe 10 years ago, I do believe them to be true. My # 1 is quality time : )
Thank you for your reminders of love languages that may be acknowledged and celebrated in ways other than couple/partner relationships. I have not been in a “couple” relationship for more years than I can remember. Your list reminds me of the many ways I experience wonderful and joyous relationships with many others, including my daughters and their partners, my siblings, grandchildren and friends. I am truly blessed.
Have a lovely day, my Friend!!
Good question. I’ve gotten better
at expressing my love. This is usually
done through words and actions.
I will read the other comments
and ponder this question today.
I’m not one to think through “a new way,” as random acts of kindness work just fine. May you each have a day of Abundant Blessings 💖
Today, my husband and I celebrate our engagement 19 years ago! I was 51 and was going to be a bride for the first time!! I never imagined I could find such love…I don’t have a new way to express it…just saying I love you to the best man that ever came into my life…one to spend all the days of my life with. I am very, very grateful for my husband. Happy Valentines Day everyone.
Congrats on your anniversary. I too, like Diane, enjoy reading your comments on your travels/volunteering
Michele, Thank you so much…It is always so nice to hear from a member of this group. I am so happy that I can bring a little joy!
Nannette….congratulations on your beautiful love story. Thank you for sharing your joy with us. I love reading about your travels and volunteer adventures.
Happy Valentines Day! ♥
Thank you, Diane!! How good it feels to receive a comment form one of the cherished people on this site. I am happy you like to hear of my travels and volunteer work!
With random acts of kindness to complete strangers
This past Sunday morning, during announcements following worship in our Quaker meetinghouse, my wife stood up and announced, “In a world with so much misery right now, I rise with joy to announce that my husband and I have been married for 51 wonderful years.” Following a moment of applause, I said, “So far, so good.” To which a seasoned woman across the sanctuary offered, “It’s still early in the day!” That was an anniversary and Valentine’s Day gift spoken aloud for us all.
Happy 51 anniversary to you both!
Awwwwww, so very sweet.❤️
Happy Anniversary Kevin to You & your better half!!! 🥂
Thank you, my friend.
Happy Anniversary Kevin. My husband and I met in high school.. We wlll be married 44 years in September but we’ve been together for 51 years! Congratulations to us ♥♥
Happy Anniversary, Kevin and may you share many more wonderful years of happiness and love.
Thanks very much, Nannette.
I am fairly certain expressing love does not need a “new way”. Love is of and in itself a universal language that is just fine. True compassionate love is not a commodity that needs to be re-packaged. No new and improved version needed.
Good morning Pilgrim on this our prayer Tuesday. May you feel an extra measure of God’s love and the love of your family today. Namaste friend 🙏
Thank you, Joseph! That was my first thought as well. “Don’t fix what ain’t broke!”
Happy Valentines Day everyone💝 I made spinach dip to take in to work. It is a different recipe than my normal one (I used onion soup mix instead of Knorrs veggie mix) the water chestnuts are the key:)
Thanks everyone for your replies, made me smile. the spinach dip was a hit, everyone loves spinach dip, lol.
Michele…your posts always make me smile. Thank you for always being so genuine.
Now I’m wishing I had some spinach dip! 😊
Oh my gosh, I’d forgotten about that recipe and it’s so good. Thanks for the reminder!
I was introduced to Knorr’s dehydrated products some 50 or so years back when we would take it backpacking. Sill one of the best dehydrated soups out their. Thanks Michele for a memory of my youth.
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