Celebrate a Whole Month of Love ----Any Month
Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.— Mother Teresa
Fill your life and the lives of others with L ♥ V E every day.
Self love, familial love, and love in your community open limitless possibilities for sharing goodness and kindness for a whole month.
It will be another way to set in motion
H.O.W.----Humanity One World, spear-headed by Bill Holland, billybuc, here on HubPages. Making a difference one person at a time.
Reach beyond your family and out into the community. By doing so, you can begin to develop a sense of community within in your family that will be long lasting.
Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.— Sri Sri Ravu Shankar
The link below gives ideas on how to make each holiday special.
No words I can ever come up with can say it better. "...rest in that place within you that is your true home." When we can do this we are able to move on and truly share our love with others.
Food and blankets for those in need...
Show love to strangers and those in need of a hug..
♥How does it make you feel when someone opens a door for you as you go in or out of a building, picks up something you drop, helps you carry your packages, smiles at you, greets you in a jovial manner?
It puts another bounce in my step as I hurry along to wherever. It is that special kind of magic that connecting with another can bring.
Sharing that with someone else possibly makes them feel the same way. Just possibly that was a turning point for that person in their day that may have begun badly.
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Think about sharing L♥ve in one of the following ways...
- Speak to everyone you walk past in a big box store, any store---including those who are stocking shelves and sweeping the floor.
- Approach the cashier at any store with a smile and a jovial greeting.
- Leave some food at the food collection point that many grocery stores have.
- Leave food in the food collection box at your church.
- Buy non perishable foods and take them to the local Food Banks.
- Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen.
- Give blankets and clothing to local shelters
- For any homeless man or woman along the road, buy a bag of food and a drink to give them once in a while.
- Have your children make cards and as a family go to a nursing home nearby and give them out. Maybe stay and sing a song or two.
- You can also have them adopt someone in a nursing home to send little handmade cards to throughout the year and maybe visit once a year.
- Do something nice for that neighbor who needs a bit of cheer---make cookies and drop off unexpectedly.
- Volunteer at a local school even if you have no children in school.
There are so many other ways to show the L♥VE. Teach this to your children by doing it....your actions will speak so much louder than your words.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.— Barbara de Angelis
For many, self love is a stumbling block. It is easy to find imperfections within ourselves in our personality or our physical appearance. For that reason it is easy to be overly critical of ourselves.
Learning to accept ourselves the way we are and loving who we are is a process. There are some things we can change that will cause us to feel better about ourselves. If you can change something that will make you love yourself more, then do it.
However, having surgery to enlarge the size of body parts may not bring the lasting self love we seek. If you do not love yourself the way you are at this moment, undergoing surgery may not prove the panacea you are seeking Making such a decision will take much soul searching and maybe even counseling before going ahead with a procedure.
It may even be a good idea to speak with others who have had procedures done to see their reaction. Whatever your decision, be certain you choose a medical professional who has a proven track record
The bottom line is love yourself. Recognize your strengths Accept what you consider to be weaknesses . Love the whole you. Changing flaws in ourselves is an evolution and will come over time if we really desire a change.
A few ideas
For coupon booklets:
You can go to the sites provided or you can make your own using cute little hearts you or your children make. There are meny othere sites offering free coupon ideas.
You can make these for your significant other and children can make them for parents.
Try to Repair Broken Familial Relationships
Sometimes things happen in families that cause the families to distance themselves from each other. If there is any way to repair whatever caused this to happen, it would be a way to restore love within your family. I fully acknowledge that sometimes that may seem impossible. Extending an olive branch of some kind may be a way to begin the healing.
Speaking form experience, this can be painful and real closure to whatever caused happened may never come. But at least try to make peace with it. Forgive and move on. You may not be able to forget but forgiving will allow you to move forth.
Two sisters loving my grandson...
Many of us live in our home with at least one other person. Some of us live down the street from our loved ones or across the nation. Regardless of where the family members are, familial love is an essential part of many of our lives.
For one month try to really focus on showing the love. It does not have to be gushing. But it can be going out of your way to show each other how important you feel they are.
The ways to show the l♥ve are endless. Do this as a family.
♥ Make coupon booklets and give one coupon a day to a loved one. (Some to print are found at
♥ Get together with siblings and do more of the chores than usual ---without any prompting.
♥ Make little hearts and hang around the house--on mirrors, on switch plates.
♥ Do some chores for a nearby neighbor (with adult supervision of course).
Where is the love?
About the Videio
The video I have included asks that question that we have all been asking...where is the love? It is a thought-provoking upbeat song that mentions some of the concerns we have voiced here on HubPages.
The love is right here...in the hearts and mnds of you and me. We are writing almost daily about how to bring this one world together.
Two in Love Having Fun
Familial love---Adults #1
Single parents--- do something for Y♥U each day.
Show yourself some love...every day♥♥♥ This is one we often fail to do.
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Maybe choose one of these to do each day:
♥ Set aside some time for a luxurious bath
♥ a cup of your favorite coffee or tea
♥ your favorite soda
♥ some sparkling water
♥ to read a book
♥ to go for a walk or a bike ride
♥ to do something just for Y♥U.
Love-ly Little Family Members...
Familial love Adults #2
Two parent families...show the love...every day♥♥♥
You may already do some of these things and that means you are showing the L♥ve already.
For this month you can kick it up a notch. Do something unexpected each day.
♥ Write a little note on a cut out heart and put in the lunch box or lunch bag.
♥ Make a special candlelight dinner together...just for you two. Maybe you can prepare it together. Or, switch off...Make it Cook's night off if you are not the one who usually cooks...and you do the food prep and clean up.
♥ Arrange for the two of you to have a date night.
♥ Go for a walk or bike ride together. Have a tandem bike?? What fun that is.
♥ Do things around the house and in the yard together for a change.
♥ Build a fire in an outside pit and sit around and chat.
♥ Make a fire in the fireplace for the two of you to sit by and relax.
♥ Spend time together doing the usual every day things.
♥ Take some time to get to know each other again.
Familial Love #3
As a family...
♥ Select any of the activities that your whole family can do together and do it.
♥ Do crafts together.
♥ Have game night...take turns choosing the games.
♥ Work on puzzles together.
♥ Have an indoor picnic. Put down blankets and sit on the floor. Everyone helps with prep and clean up.
♥ Have PJ night...everyone wears their favorite pj's---read some favorite stories aloud.
These are just a few of the ways you can pull your family away from the rush rush world for a bit. Enjoy each other's company for a change.
Think up your own ways to show the l♥ve. Brainstorm with our family things you can do that do not cost money but that will be an opportunity to have family time.
You can't be everything to everyone, but you can be everything to a few people. Decide who these people are in your life and treat them like royalty.
It might just become a habit...
So, you have a month of L♥ve.
A wonderful kind of phenomenon happens as a result.
Little hearts with little messages will keep showing up.
A helping hand when it is unexpected will show up.
Asking to go do some kindness for someone else will happen.
Showing the love will have a ripple effect on you and your family ♥♥♥
© 2013 Patricia Scott
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