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Intentional Loving Series Day 16: Well-Timed Silence

Posted: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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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Intentional Loving Series Day 10: The Art Of Gift Giving

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 1 minute, 34 seconds
"A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver." ~Thomas a KempisGift giving is a special talent that I can't profess to have mastered. One of the best Valentine's gifts I was given was from a friend and colleague who bundled up a romance novel and a few chocolates in a pretty Valentine's themed gift bag with a card that read "for a...
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Intentional Loving Series Day 8: The Words We Speak

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Loving Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 5 seconds
"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill." ~Buddha"You have a pretty voice", he said. The boy was nine years old and sat next to me in Mrs. Dodson's fourth grade class. My memories of 4th grade are all in black and white because the class photo...
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