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Intentional Loving Series Day 28: Love Is Choice

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
"Love is a choice. So get up everyday and choose to take the actions that nurture your relationship with the people you love." ~Christine SomersI run. Okay, in the interest of full transparency I'm actually following a plan of intervals that when completed will result in me running continuously. Right now it's more a walk/run exer...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 27: Keeping Your Word

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 26 seconds
"Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean." ~Miguel Angel RuizI've found with age, I've become more cautious about the commitments I make. When I was a younger I found it easier to agree to do something than it was to say no to the person who was asking. After I married and the kids were...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 26: Are You A Loyal Person?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 45 seconds
"When you get married, your loyalty, first and foremost, is to your spouse, and to the family that you create together." ~Phil McGrawOnly 22 months separates the birthdays of my two oldest grandsons. Blood has been drawn in conflicts between them and as their grandmother I meditate on how to help them resolve their disagreements peacefully or at least without drawi...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 25: Commitment

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 26 seconds
"When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship." ~Barbara de AngelisThe text read, "I have given 10 years of my life to my children and I am not giving any more. It is time for me to think about me." 10 y...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 16: Well-Timed Silence

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 18 seconds
"Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression." ~ Mark HelprinNot long after Marty and I first starting dating, we spent one Friday evening together in silence. This was neither planned nor encouraged by either one of us. The week had been long, the work tiring and we came together for dinner and companionship. The next day Marty remarked how nice it was to...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 15: Spending Time With Those We Love

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 3 seconds
"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays." ~Henny YoungmanTime is a finite resource and unlike money and Doritos, you can't make more. The inability to manufacture more time causes scarcity. The demands of daily living require life to be div...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 14: Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 36 seconds
 "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." ~ Charles M. SchulzMy birthday is today, Valentine's Day. I've teased over the years that I was shortchanged having my birthday on a major holiday because my parents and sweethearts wanted to combine "two small presents into one big present....
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Intentional Loving Series Day 13: Love Songs

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 7 seconds
"If music be the food of love, play on." ~William ShakespeareBack in the day, mixtapes were all the rage. Compilations were themed to accompany any event and told a story. My favorite compilations were of songs to accompany me on long car rides... a little traveling music please. Once I created a divorce tape f...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 12: Improve Your Listening Skills

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds
"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen." ~Ernest HemingwayListening is hard work, which may explain why so few of us actually listen to the people in our lives. At home and in public our attention is divided between the TV, cell phones or any one of a number of distractions that clutter our lives. The busie...
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