Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

The whole of life is about saying what we mean and meaning what we say.

But it’s worse than being duplicitous if, by doing so, we upset people.

We can only be blessed in saying what we mean and meaning what we say when we have oriented our hearts toward love. And to love, suchlike, is to consider everyone more important than the self.

Having achieved a heart for others through the blessing of the Lord, we are then primed and positioned to say what we mean and mean what we say – because truth is worse than hopeless when without love.

It will take a special courage of vulnerability with ourselves to risk the exposure of our own feelings in saying what we mean and meaning what we say.

We can only manage such a task, that requires a fullness of consistent and selfless love, when we are in sync with God, for only by God have we the vision of what can be achieved – a life replete of virtue.

To say what we mean is loving when others are blessed. To mean

Romantic Birthday Gift Ideas – Top Ideas For Him and Her

So that special someone of yours is turning one year older again and you are at a loss of what to give him or her? It is not only his or her birthday but also the growing bond and love between the two of you. Giving a romantic and thoughtful gift is one of the best way to say thank you and appreciate him or her for the things they have done for you all this while.

Idea #1 Photo Frame with your picture inside

Give him or her a really nice photo frame with a picture of you two already inside. This is really a great gift to give because this gift can be placed anywhere in your room and you can see it everyday. If you are great with crafts, it would be better if you hand make a photo frame as a gift and it would reflect great on you!

Idea #2 Couple T-Shirts

Have you ever walked on the streets in a pair of matching shirts? If your answer is no, this is perhaps a good time to give him or her a matching T-Shirt and the two of

He Proposed – Now What?

You and your guy have moved to the long-awaited “next level” of your relationship, called getting engaged. What do you do now? Many future brides start a diet, hire a personal trainer, shop for the perfect dress, experiment with updos, and hire a wedding planner.

What is often left out of the flurry of planning for the big day is reality! Every couple getting married wants their wedding day to be special, but they often lose sight of what’s really important. Here’s an unconventional guide to being engaged.

Remember to be engaged. That means to focus on the relationship and nurture it during this time. This is the number one mistake I see couples make: They make the wedding the be-all and end-all and lose sight of the relationship. They make it about the one-day wedding instead of the decades-long marriage.

Get into reality and stay there! When you remember that the important thing is the marriage, rather than the wedding, it’s easier to stick to your budget. The stress of paying off the big bills from the big day and the big honeymoon can seriously jeopardize a new marriage. That doesn’t mean you must

Personalized Engagement Presents

Engagement present ideas are usually hard to think of. The couple may be your friends. Or one of them may be a family member. Being engaged is such an exciting moment in people’s lives that everything relating to it should be equally memorable. Among the best concepts for gifts for this type of occasion are personalized photo frames, keepsake boxes, and other items for the home.

One option to personalize these gift items is to have them engraved with the couples’ monogram. It is a style that’s very classic and elegant. But remember to choose a font that will match the item. Oftentimes, it’s ideal to keep the font as simple as possible. However, if you know the couple very well, place an image that symbolizes something dear to them, instead of their initials.

A picture frame can be very ordinary as a gift. But if you put something on it that defines the couple, it will instantly have a sentimental value. Frames now come in a wide range of materials. Choose one that you think the couple will like. Wood and metal frames are the most common. But you’ll also find available

Serve Your Community

If life is unbearable for you, and you are constantly worried about the future. If you are unemployed and you do not know how you are going to support your family. If you do not have the money to cover your bills, nor can you pay the rent, and you are in danger of losing your home. If you are in danger of having a heart attack or you might have a stroke because of all the problems bothering you. There is a solution for all this.

Take your mind off your own problems, and serve your community. If you have clothes, food for the day, and shelter for the night, then you are better off than eighty percent of people all over the world. I do not have the statics to prove this, but I have read it somewhere a few days ago. Serving your community, there is a special blessing in this. It does not matter how you serve your community, but it helps to take your mind off your own problems for a while. And you notice that other people are much worse off than what you are. What I strongly suggest is feed

How to Communicate Effectively With Negative People

The world is full of people who can bring about positive change in our lives.. people who can fill our days with new and rewarding experiences.

Unfortunately, from time to time, we encounter people who are a little more difficult to interact with. Enter The Grumpy One. Their negative comments or actions bring about stress, annoyance, anger or worse. Whether family member, co-worker, client or friend, it can be exhausting to keep up appearances. Worse than that, it can be a strain to constantly keep your temper under control. It’s no secret that I have a short fuse so trust me, I get it.

Short term solutions like avoidance aren’t always sustainable and usually just cause more feelings of anxiety and stress. There may come a time when confrontation is the only next step, and no other solution presents itself. Before initiating any confrontation, consider what you would like to say to that person. Try to be objective rather than defensive and avoid any judgmental language. Don’t try and play the part of the victim, just be honest and straightforward.

Most importantly, calm yourself before you start any conversation. Personally, I need to re-read that

How To Get A Man To Be Exclusive With You

If you have been dating a man for a while and the two of you haven’t talked about being exclusive, chances are he is only casually dating you. But as a woman you can actually set things up from the very beginning that moves a man in direction of being committed to you and only you. So below I am going to share 3 simple things you can do to that will make a man want to be exclusive with you.

Be Clear About What You Want From The Very Beginning

If you are looking for an exclusive person to date, let that be known from the beginning. That way everyone can be on the same page. If he knows where you stand, he can let you know if he is looking for that as well. If he isn’t move on and find someone who is. When telling a man you are looking for something exclusive don’t do it in an overbearing way.

Instead just say hey, if you want to date other women that is okay, but I am looking for something exclusive. So before we go any further, I wanted to make

What Can You To Make A Person Regret Not Committing to You?

I often hear from women who are a bit resentful that they haven’t yet gotten a commitment or proposal from the man who they love and have been in a relationship with. They feel as if they have poured everything that they have into the relationship and now have nothing to show for this. And as a result, quite understandably, they wonder if he sometimes feels regret.

An example of what you might hear in this situation is something like: “I have invested two years into my boyfriend. I have always supported him and I have been very loyal and loving. He knew full well when we met that I was looking for something permanent, but he got involved with me anyway. After about a year into our relationship, he told me that he wasn’t going to be ready to commit any time soon. I guess he and I have different definitions of the word ‘soon.’ Because now it has been a year later and he still doesn’t want to commit to me. In fact, he says that he doesn’t know when he will be ready. I am very angry about this. I am

No Anniversary Should Be Forgotten – How to Make Every Anniversary Unforgettable

If I were to make a list of the Do’s and Don’ts for anniversaries, “Do not forget it.” would make it to number one. Number two would be “Make it unforgettable.” If you will think about it, the words forget and unforgettable are more of relatives in the English world. However they really mean differently.

“Do not forget it.”It’s plain it simple, if you fail to remember the day you said “I do.” or the day she said “Yes.” that made your relationship official, you are most absolutely dead. You just dug your own grave man. So, if you don’t want to die just yet, better make sure that this day is never forgotten.

How will you make this very special they etched in that memory of yours?

Man, with the technology we have today, you have all the weaponry to not forget this date and win the battle against death.

Do you have a cellular phone? I bet you do. And I will be surprised if that mobile phone of yours does not have an organizer where you can set an alarm for birthdays, anniversaries and other significant dates. Why don’t you dedicate

Love Towels Are Great Anniversary Gifts

Love towels are beautiful towels that can be given to a loved one on a special occasion, such as an anniversary. They are often decorated with sentiments of your love and devotion. They may be inexpensive, but they are useful and will definitely be appreciated.

You’ll find towels all over the place, be it a hand towel in the kitchen, bath towels in the bathroom or neatly stacked towels for the guests. So, instead of using plain whites, it’s time to switch to something bright and attractive.

Striped towels are a popular alternative as compared to their other counterparts. Unlike towels of different colors, here you can stick to the standard pretty colors like cream, butterscotch or white, which look bright and vibrant because of the contrasting stripes that make them stand out. They’re not just preferable for their looks, but you would love towels of different and contrasting colors as they make your bathroom look brighter overall.

Most love towels are made of fine cotton, which is one of the best materials for making towels. It gives a luxuriously comfortable feel against your skin and also has amazing absorbing