Showing posts from November, 2006

Expressing Thankfulness and Appreciation

The importance of gratitude has been expressed throughout the ages. For example: Thanksgivin' Tilt Originally uploaded by LeggNet . Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else. -- Buddha Gratitude is to marriage as oil is to an engine. It needs to be applied liberally and throughout and is of such importance, that a fresh supply must be added regularly to ensure success and longevity. -- Matthew Smith COLOSSIANS 3:12-17 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Chris

Romance on a Budget

An explosion of light Originally uploaded by fabbio . Think of the most romantic thing ever. It could be something you have done, something you would like to do or something you have heard about. Get a good picture of it in your mind. Go ahead, I'll wait..... Let me guess. Your romantic idea is not "spend $100.00" or some other sum of money. Am I right? Of course I am. Spending money in and of itself is not romantic. However, it is a fair bet to say that your idea of romance includes spending a fair amount of money. What this says is that the romance is not in spending the money, but in what the money buys. It also means that we can be romantic without spending a lot of money. Remember, it is not the money being spent that makes the romance happen. Of course, everyone's idea of romance is different. Some of my ideas are: A trip to Hawaii Dinner for 2 at a nice restaurant Going to the Shakespearean festival A walk along the beach holding hands Going