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However You Say It, Mean It…

Ok, first things first.  I want you to smile.  So, next time someone asks how your day has been, I want you to compare it to:

It makes my days seem so much better!


Ok, on with the post.

I walked by my bookshelf tonight and my eye spotted a book.  I knew I had the book; I have even read a good part of it, but it “called” to me.  Perhaps, it was because I have been thinking about relationships (and my lack thereof) or just thinking about how I am.  Regardless, (see Rich, I think I used it correctly?!) the book got in my head and wouldn’t leave until I decided to pull it from the shelf and base a post on it.

The book?  “10,000 ways to say i love you” by Gregory J.P. Godek.  What I decided was that I would browse some of the pages and pull out the 10-15 that I liked best.  I know I won’t read all 10,000, but a sampling will suffice.

For you men, let me know if you have ever said any of the ones I mention or if there is a very special way you have said it.

Ladies, let me know what is the most special way it has been said to you and what is the best way you can think of having it said to you.

If you would like, click on the pic to go to the Amazon page.

(drum roll)

1) Change one bad habit

2) Hide a pair of earrings in a box of chocolates (wow! A Forest Gump way!)

3) View romance as “Adult Play”

4) Leave written clues that lead him/her to a restaurant where you are waiting.

5) Believe in your partner.

6) Commit yourselves to having more fun together.

7) Roll up the rug and dance together at home.

8) Divorce. Divorce yourself from the many distractions that keep you from living your love.

9) Little things that have meaning to just the two of you.

10) Believe in magic.

11) Apologize after an argument.

12) Encourage your partner’s dreams.

13) Cherish the present (my part: consider her the present).

14) Add candles and massage oil.

15) Stop expecting your relationship (or yourself or your partner) to be perfect.

Well, I only made it through #350.  There were some that were a little more “risque” than I decided to put in here.  I am not a prude or ashamed, but those would be for another discussion entirely.  I looked back and realized that the list would tell you a bit about me or, at least, about the relationships I have had.  I liked all of those choices.  They stood out in the book for me.  If you do those 15 things (or any 10 of them), I imagine you would see an improvement in your relationship almost regardless of how it is now.  Those are just fabulous things.

So, how about it?  What do you have to say?  How do you say it?



Giving of Yourself

Clio Award

I would like to devote tonight’s post to a new award I have created. It is entitled the “Giving of Yourself” award.

This award is to be given to those individual’s who show, through their posts, that they give of themselves to the rest of us. It is for those who share experiences, thoughts, ideas that may put themselves a bit on the line, showing a part of themselves that opens them up to vulnerabilities.

In other words, they are showing us trust by sharing parts of themselves that may open them up to ridicule, poor opinions, or nonacceptance by large parts of the general population.

Cover of "Rules (Newbery Honor Book)"

Cover of Rules (Newbery Honor Book)

They may do this through their poetry, their life experiences, and any other method shown by their posts. There are few rules to this award. They are as follows:
1) You may nominate only when accepting a nomination from another.
2) You may nominate from 3-5 individuals when passing on the award. Tell us why you are nominating them and link to their blogs.
3) When accepting the award, please tell us in some detail how you feel about being nominated.
4) Please add the image below to your blog site and link it to the person who nominated you.

Please know that, because of the nature of this award, I will NOT be placing the image on my own blog site until/unless I am nominated by someone else. Here are 5 of the individuals (certainly not all) who I wish to be the initial receivers of this award:

1) Buckwheatsrisk – Survivor of abuse who shares items with us that, not only pull up deep stress within her own life, but could threaten her life in the wrong hands. You are a dear.

2) ORGANISED CHAOS – You, Soraya, who shared parts of yourself both through your poetry and in your posts that, you said yourself, might cause people to think differently and, perhaps, reject you. Be strong. We are with you.

3) Grace for Rett – Though Grace, herself, cannot do this blog, her mother, bless her soul, gives of her life in her posts to show us how their lives are forever damaged through Rett’s, but also how beautiful a life they still live. You often bring tears to my eyes.

4) Mullberry Whine – You talk most of your patients with cancer, however, what you do is show how you feel about the patients, their problems, and the, sometimes, difficult manner in which they are treated by others. Your compassion shines through.

5) Everyday Asperger’s – Sam, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t nominate you for this award. I realize that you may not accept it (you have stated this toward other awards in the past); however, whether you do or not, I have to offer it as you give of yourself in ways that others may not realize. You put yourself out there honestly, ignoring how many people may feel about those who have handicaps, especially those of the mind. I love you dear, like a sister, and am proud of you.

Image to be put on your blog site:

The “Official” “Giving of Yourself” Award Image



Beauty lies within yourself

The only impossible journey in life is you never begin!! ~Tanvir Kaur


Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

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