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Reflections of Love – Where is the Party? January 23, 2010

Posted by poetiscian in Kindness, love, Patience, Relection, Rudeness, Selfishness, Thoughtfulness.
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Made it through five days of daring to love.  At first I wasn’t going to blog today, as it is Saturday, but then I realized that love does not take the weekend off – so neither shall I.  Instead of doing a day six, I decided to use the weekend as a period to reflect on the lessons of the week. 

Let me do a commercial break real quick:  I watched the Matrix today, and I just need to say this – I so don’t get it.  Lots of kung fu type fighting, heavy erotic scenes and people disappearing through brick walls. And the Oracle? If anyone understands this movie and I did watch all three, please just help a sista out. At the end of the trilogy, all I could muster was –  WTH.  I also watched Lovely Bones and it was simply awesome.  I have only cried twice while watching a movie, “Beaches,” (I have a best friend since six and I can not imagine my life without her), and “Imitation of Life,” (I understand the heart-breaking love of a mother trying to teach her daughter to just love herself). 

Break over:  So what did we learn about love this week and how did we do on the challenges? I’ve collected some words of wisdom and inspiration from my fellow bloggers.  Some of you guys never told us how you did on each challenge, please feel free to blog this weekend as I am very interested in your experiences!

Love is Patient:
Relationships are a partnership. And I don’t always mind not getting my way when I see that trying things my partner’s way will make him happy and feel supported. But its a two-way street. “Denene”

Love Shows Kindness:
When dealing with all my relationship I put kindness out in front. Hey, sometime it’s difficult. People will take you there but I’m responsible for my actions. “Darentiz

Love is not Selfish:
Whenever someone appreciates you , pls say thank you because they are not only admiring you but also admiring your creator. “Shawn”

Love is Thoughtful:
I will make it my duty to be more attentive to the things that people want to do for me in my life. “Cat”

Love is not Rude:
It really makes us as parents stop and think about how our children see us….We are suppose to set good examples for them… “Cynthia”

Please keep loving with me and remember that if we just Dare to Love each and everyone whom we come in contact with, oh what a mighty day.  Each of us is capable of challenging ourselves to a higher level of being.  The kind acts that that you do every day, no matter how small, will in fact, affect someone.  So, please never stop loving.  Until next week, I love you with all of my heart and soul!

Have an awesome weekend!
Dawn

Day Five – Love is not Rude January 22, 2010

Posted by poetiscian in love, Rudeness.
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What are we teaching our children and younger people via our own behavior?  I’ve been pondering this question all week, and I do mean, all week.  We don’t like to be around rude people, yet we act in very rude ways.  Cursing out the grocery store attendant because they may not have given us back the correct change, in front of the toddler.  Someone cuts you off on the Dan Ryan and you chase them down just to give them the middle finger, while baby is strapped in the car seat. Your mate mistakenly purchased an item that can’t be returned and you just go off the deep end, at the dinner table with the kids at full attention.  When you are driven by love you act patiently, in all of your relationships.  Rudeness is spawned by both selfshness as well as ignorance.  A small child is born ignorant and is taught proper behavior; however, an adult already or at least should already know the difference between right and wrong.  We need to be more considerate of the behavior that we show our children for a child is somebody’s child, even if not our own.  I am learning to adjust my behavior so that my grandchildren learn the proper way to treat people around them.  I do not want them to grow up with such a foul mouth, like their grandmother.  Change is a coming!!!  Have you looked in the mirror today?

A few critical thoughts:
Love lifts you to a higher level of understanding.  Three principles that one should be aware of as to avoid rude behavior: (1) Guard the golden rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you, (2) No double-standards and (3) honor requests. Give your best to those that you love. NOBODY enjoys a rude person!

Biblical Verse(s):
Proverbs 27:14 – If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 Words spoken by the wise bring them favor, but the lips of fools consume them. (NRSV)

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Featured Bloggist: Kerri R. Smith – Daily Affirmation

Challenge:
Ask someone that you love to tell you three things that cause them to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.


Q: Are you so self-centered as to think that every situation is about you and you fail to recognize when you are being rude and/or condensending in your relationships?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

Welcome! January 17, 2010

Posted by poetiscian in Irritability, Kindness, love, Patience, Reflection, Rudeness, Selfishness, Thoughtfulness.
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This is my first attempt at blogging. At 6am (CST), I decided that I needed to create my own little space in the world, outside of facebook. I was inspired to do so based on the movie Julie/Julia. Yes, I do love cooking, however, not enough to simply blog about it. I am fascinated by relationships of all kinds, and I do mean – ALL.

Before we get started, we need to set some rules, I think.  We should always be respectful when sharing.  This is about learning to love unconditionally, so we must be loving.  We can agree to disagree, kiss and write more.  I am learning my way around this thing, so if I fumble, help me up.  I hope to become a better writer, but more importantly, a better person.

Thank you,
Dawn