“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
The more we do the things we should do, but don’t want to do, the easier it will be to do them.
Form good habits by being consistent until the things we don’t want to do, but should be doing, will take no effort at all.
Seeking advice on how to live a long time? You could do a lot worse than Misao Okawa. The Japanese woman will celebrate her 116th birthday on Wednesday.
WATCHING ONE’S FATHER DIE
This is a real life version of the To Live story.
When this story was posted on my Uncle’s blog in 2012, I read it with a sad, hurting heart.
Today, I read it again, and it had the same effect on me. My heart hurts for these people, their condition, their hopelessness.
Oh, the poverty; I must never complain or be ungrateful!
Oh, the love of a son for his father. Oh, the sacrifices he made for him.
Oh, the love of a father for his son.
Oh, how much MORE our heavenly Father loves this young man and longs to easy his burden and give him hope.
I can’t help but wonder how he and his family are doing today.
Click the link below for the story and photos. May it touch your heart as it did mine.
“Love is . . . Being happy for the other person when they are happy, Being sad for the person when they are sad, Being together in good times, And being together in bad times.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF STRENGTH.
Love is . . . Being honest with yourself at all times, Being honest with the other person at all times, Telling, listening, respecting the truth, And never pretending.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF REALITY.
Love is . . . An understanding so complete that you feel as if you are a part of the other person, Accepting the other person just the way they are, And not trying to change them to be something else.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF UNITY.
Love is . . . The freedom to pursue your own desires while sharing your experiences with the other person, The growth of one individual alongside of and together with the growth of another individual.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF SUCCESS.
Love is . . . The excitement of planning things together, The excitement of doing things together.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF THE FUTURE.
Love is . . . The fury of the storm, The calm in the rainbow.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF PASSION.
Love is . . . Giving and taking in a daily situation, Being patient with each other’s needs and desires.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF SHARING.
Love is . . . Knowing that the other person will always be with you regardless of what happens, Missing the other person when they are away but remaining near in heart at all times.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF SECURITY.
LOVE IS . . . THE SOURCE OF LIFE!”
This will be Len and I. ♥
Adorable and so precious!
103-year-old man, Wu Conghan and his 105-year-old wife Wu Songshi, celebrated their 90th Valentine’s Day together in a rural Sichuan village, China.
The gift was a bouquet of vegetables.
Original post obtained here.
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