Acceptance is love’s stare….
Let us treat the way they are. Let us accept them without questions about the physical traits, possessions and accomplishments they have. Let us affirm their uniqueness and give them freedom to be themselves…. Let us tell, “it’s okay to be yourself.”
Openness is love’s smile….
Let us open our heart what possibilities love can take us. Let us learn how to communicate not only our deepest thoughts and insights but also our deepest feelings and emotions. Let us be a good sounding board to them and let our listening ear get inside their hearts. Let us determinedly stay in touch and share our life with them.
Respect is love’s touch….
What has meaning for them has meaning for us too. What is important to them is important to us too. What they keep special, we keep special too. What makes them happy makes us happy too. Let us respect them as much as limitations are set in bound.
Patience is love’s caress….
Let us be patient. Let us love them as much as we can do. Sometimes, we get hurt if we know better the persons we hold so dear. But tolerance and patience can heal that hurt. Let us love them like we’ve never been hurt. Let us persevere to accept their flaws and cracks and get them to change their life into better.
Faith is love’s embrace….
Let us place upon our breasts the love we have for them. Let us nourish our steadfastness through believing in what they do. The faith we entrusted to them will prevail and our oneness will spread through a lifetime. Let our faith in them makes the invisible visible, the intangible tangible and the impossible possible.
Sacrifice is love’s kiss….
Let us be willing to lose the part of ourselves inspite of our human nature to love ourselves too much. Giving the part of ourself is a sacrifice. Let us believe that true love can outweigh and overtake the pain of loving. It has the power to surpass the sacrifices we endure because love is all that counts.
Forgive our Offenders.
We are unhappy because we tend to always remember the past experiences we should forget. We nurse and immerse the intimate pain that robs us from being free and happy. We take too seriously the losses, frustrations, failures and betrayals which eat and nibble us painfully. Scientifically speaking, human brain cannot forget but we can forget the pain, bitterness and sorrow that other people have done to us.
The people who hurt and wronged us ought to be forgiven if we want to be truly happy in our life. Don’t allow past to control the future and don’t rehearse the mistakes committed against us because it disconnects us from God. In both cases, anger hurts more the victim than it does to the offender. Don’t curse them and wish them bad luck for it is an ungodly task. Don’t harbor grudge because unforgiving attitude refrains us from experiencing real friendship that may come our way. Unforgiving and revengeful people develop pimples and wrinkles and become ugly both inwardly and outwardly.
It is hard to forgive because of the cuts and scrapes given to us but it is also hard not to forgive because we are always angry and bitter. Whichever the case maybe, both of them are hard in equal measure, choose the Christian way— forgive!
Children teach us how much we have yet to learn. They ensue us to take ourselves more lightly. They exude the sense of playfulness because life is a celebration for them. They tell us to unmask our absurdities and superficialities. They tell us to throw away our maliciousness and hypocrisy to avoid conflict.
Many people are disillusioned by worldly-inspired craziness. We have distorted view of beauty and we think it is all there is to it. We have unquenchable thirst for beauty. We like things beautiful and we like beautiful things.
The smorgasbord of our erroneous society tells us that if we’re ugly, we’re out! Better hide our face. Really? Whoever said that should go home with his/her big gorilla nose because we are all genuinely beautiful human beings in our own terms.
Do we create something out of nothing or do we create nothing out of something just for material values? Material values are lying to tell the truth about consumerism and damnation. We should avoid luxurious living. We should live below our means. We should stay out of debt. We should not buy products or services we cannot afford. In short, we should simplify our life.
one will understand others unless he/she goes through the same disaster. Until we suffer, we can never truly understand the sufferings of others. Until we fail, we can never truly understand the shame of others. Until we are frustrated, we can never truly understand the loneliness of others. Until we lose someone, we can never truly understand the grief of others.
Until we are rejected, we can never truly understand the bitterness of others. Until we are being judged and put down, we can never truly understand the dismay of others. Until we are betrayed, we can never truly understand the anger of others. Until we are attacked, we can never truly understand the fear of others. Until we are hurt, we can never truly understand the hurt of others.
We should not believe totally when we hear something negative and unverified about other people. We shouldn’t be idle-mouthers who always talk but never say anything important and be bad-mouthers who engage in everybody’s talk of town. Listening to everything and to everyone is useless. Speculations and harsh judgments are destructive. We have no idea who they really are, don’t know them on a personal level and where they are coming from. We have no right to judge them and comment on something we don’t fully understand. There are better things to do than to listen to unverified stories of gossip-hungry people. They just waste our time.
Sexiness for me is not always about who is sexy but what is sexy. A sexy one is not a toxic to other people’s lives. He/she is respectful and solicitous of the well-being of others. He/she is polite to everybody, everywhere and everytime. He/she makes other people feel they are important and all in all, he/she is personally winsome. Sexiness is in the presentation where we should know what we are doing… and we project ourselves positively. It is looking sharp, feeling sharp and being sharp.