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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 Three – Love is not Selfish January 20, 2010

Posted by poetiscian in love, Selfishness.
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Feeling very blah blah today, and thought about just hiding underneath the covers and having a big old pity party with myself as the guest of honor.  Then realized that if I did that, I would miss blogging today and therefore self-renig on my commitment to see this 40-Day challenge to the end.  Didn’t get any comments on day 2, so I was thinking no one really cares, but then discovered that I’ve received positive feedback via email and the blog counter is increasing, so folks out there are reading and responding in their own fashion, so here I sit blogging.

Not too long ago, I was the selfish, inconsiderate, all about me person in just about all of my relationships.  I’ve had husbands and partners who loved me unconditionally; however, I was too busy loving my own thinking that I could not, no — would not see their point of view.  As the book indicates, selfishness is the opposite of love, it is a trait that we all have and express in one way or the other.  Even if we do good acts just to manipulate our spouses or mates, it is still an act of selfishness.  It is not done out of love, but out of the desire to get what we want!

A few critical thoughts:
Selfishness is a trait. True love looks for ways to say “yes.”  Self-less-ness means sacrificing our own rights in order to please others. Whatever you put your time, money and energy into will become more important to you.

Biblical Verse(s):
Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
James 3:16 – For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Challenge:
Buy something that says “I was thinking of you” today.


Q: Are you self-centered or are you the first one to demonstrate selfless acts of love?

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