Archive / February, 2017

HAPPY FAMILY DAY!

Hello friends, how are you all doing?

Happy Family Day!

We should always have it at the back of our mind irrespective of the type of family that we have found ourselves that ”We do not chose our family they are Gods gift to us, And without a family, we will all be alone in the world”

Family are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions yet our roots remains as one.

We should value our loved ones despite our differences , we do not know how long we have to spend with each other.

My dad passed away two years ago and the 18th of this month was his birthday, I would have given anything to have him here still but his absence is always a reminder that I will always spend the family day without him around. If you still have yours here, please do all that you can to take care of him.

It was a long weekend because the teachers had their Convention and the kids had been home since wednesday , so we did some activities to make it beautiful.

We  went to Telus Spark and we were also at the library we sure had a great day😀

So tell me what fun things do you do when the kids are on break?

Happy Valentines Day!

Good day everyone, how is it going?

hope you have things planned for today to spice things up a bit?

just to chip in that love should be a everyday thing to you and should not be once in a year.

And in all that we do today, we should not forget that “LOVE is when a Man wipes your tears even after you left Him hanging on the cross for your sins”

In case you do not have anything special for today, you can look for the following books (digital version) on amazon or anywhere you get your books and read it together and share opinions on it while sipping a glass of water if champagne is not available.

  1. Five love languages By Gary Chapman.
  2. 100 ways to Love your husband By Lisa Jacobson ( Her husband wrote his own version too , 100 ways to love your wife By Matthew Jacobson)

    Do have a great day filled with lots of Hugs and Love.

LETS TALK ABOUT LOVE!

LOVE  is a language many are still trying to learn like a toddler and if care is not taken, there is a thin line between love and hatred.

Love is an intense feeling of deep affection.   It is a complete acceptance of the other party. It is when we allow the other person to be exactly as they are without wanting to change them to who we think they should be.

THE relationship that led to marriage in the first instance did not have an element of nagging, arguments, criticisms and other things that turns love to hatred to start with but over the years, we take what the other person is doing for granted, Then we feel we are better at doing things or bring more to the table,  we are more knowledgeable etc, we then tend to see things differently and that is when things start to go  horribly wrong.

For example, many couples run their marriage like a business. They discuss the bills, the kids, and the day to day operations of the house. They may struggle to keep things in check or they may operate like a well-oiled machine. Either way, they may lack quality communication with one another.

How often do you and your spouse discuss your feelings? When is the last time you talked about your hopes and dreams? Most people have trouble talking to their spouse. They don’t know how to express their feelings or their needs and wants. This is often a major problem in marriage. It often leads to a fight or disagreement. The best resolution you can have concerning your marriage this year, apart from loyalty, love and faithfulness is to learn how to communicate properly. Yes. Communication is as much about listening as it is talking. If we have to or just simply take a deep breath and try to really hear what our spouse is saying and respond rationally and with love, we will all have a better marriage.

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love  your spouse the right way!

LOVE CHALLENGE:

Think about what you can do differently in your marriage for the next one month and lets talk about the difference it has made in your relationship.

THE LITTLE THINGS OF LIFE

A water bearer had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot always arrived only half full.

For two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his master’s house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, fulfilled in the design for which it was made.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was unable to accomplish what it had been made to do.

After two years of enduring this bitter shame, the pot spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself and I apologize to you.”

“Why?” asked the bearer. “What are you ashamed of?”

“I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts,” the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.”

Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and was cheered somewhat. But at the end of the trail, it still felt the old shame because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its failure.

The bearer said to the pot, “Did you not notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, and not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we’ve walked back from the stream, you’ve watered them.

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.”

Each of us has flaws. We’re all cracked pots.

But if you let these flaws shine and try being yourself, then you can use your flaws to make the world more beautiful.

Don’t be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you, too, can bring something beautiful to this world.

 

(Author Unknown)