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    The Devaluation of I Love You

    Good afternoon all. I hope you are having a marvelous weekend so far. I am spending more quality time with my children. This quality time is what inspired today’s post.

    While we were driving down the road, my 13-year-old daughter asked me, why do so many people say “I love you” and then break up a few days later? I was definitely not ready for this question. I thought about it for a while and finally told her that “I love you” are just words for many people. It broke my heart to have to say this to my child. First because I have taught her the true meaning of love and second because it made me truly think about the value of those three little words.

    I am saddened that our world has so devalued these words that even my child can see their insignificance. Do not get me wrong, I believe in love. I also believe that these words have meaning. Unfortunately though, these words are very seldom backed up by actions anymore. I remember growing up how romanticized these three words were. I was told they were very special and should only be used for that special person in your life. Nowadays, these words have a completely different meaning.

    Too often now “I love you” only signifies an interest in another person. It does not mean that they care or have deeper feelings for the other person. It is what people have come accustomed to say. It is like an obligatory response. Now to believe these words you have to look for the signs and cues that go with them.

    How can we give value back to “I love you”? This can only be done through action. We have to show that we love the other person with the things we do, not just the words we say.

    Buy your love flowers just because you thought of them, not because it is a special occasion. Write them a letter expressing your true feelings. Bring the romance back into the equation that is love. It is the small things that matter. The ones done from the heart that prove your true intent. Only with this type of follow through can we give meaning back to the words “I love you”.

    The simple gesture of a flower on a summer morning can promote such intense emotion, when given from the heart. What kind of message are you sending? How do you show you truly love some one? Leave me your ideas in the comments section. I look forward to reading them all.

    Remember always to inspire to be inspired and never give up on what you believe in. Success is not measured with a dollar sign but with the satisfaction in the eyes of those you inspire.

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    When One Door Closes

    Good afternoon all. How are you doing today. Leave me a comment and let me know how you are and where you are reading from. I thought it might be interesting to know where all my support is coming from.

    Anyway, today I decided to write about the spectacular saying “When one door closes, another one opens.” I have always believed this. I actually have a sign up beside my desk that says this exact phrase. Along with the “I can’t do the whole adult thing today” sign but that is for a different day. I truly believe though that the Lord closes doors in our lives to make room for those we truly need to be doing.

    This is where I am at today. I have seen the door close and a new one open not two hours later. One that would not have been possible without the first one closing. I received notice on Tuesday that one of the clients I was writing for no longer wished to continue our contract. I was upset and trying to figure out why. You know that whole self-doubt you place on yourself. Then I received an amazing opportunity to write for someone else. This new project is something I am familiar with and lets me take the credit for it too. Plus the benefits are better. While I was a believer in the “One Door Theory”, I had never experienced it quite so literally.

    Do you have stories like this? Ones that you just have to sit back and think there is a higher power at work? That things do happen for a reason? Share your stories with us in the comments section. I would love to hear your inspiring stories as well.

    It is the little things like this that affirm my belief in our Lord. It is because as I feel I am falling and at my wits end, something always happens to put me back on the path I need to be on. While it is not always the easiest road, it always turns out to be the best one.

    As always my friends, inspire to be inspired. Find that new door and knock until they open it. You are truly amazing and if the people around you cannot see it, find new people.

    Until next time, I hope to read some amazing stories of new doors opening and inspiration abound. Have a great day.

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    Just Saying Hello

    Good morning all or afternoon depending are where you are reading from. First I want to apologize for my absence. I have been working and adjusting to a new schedule. I did not mean to fall behind yet I have. I am finally getting caught up and wanted to see how all of you are doing?

    I have been blessed to receive extra work, however, it left me with the struggle of finding time for my personal writing and to keep up here. I am happy to say, I have finally managed to figure it all out and am back to my personal writing and of course here as well.

    I also have been able to make some progress on La Flor Manor II: Going Home. I will be posting chapter by chapter on Channillo.com for any of you interested in reading it. I will update you on the progress when I get the first chapter uploaded. Also, a big thank you to Channillo for the opportunity to write for them. I look forward to a long relationship with you.

    Also, I wanted to share with you some of my exciting adventures so far. I have entered several writing contests, from a short story to poetry, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for those. I am also working on the poetry book I mentioned in a previous post. I will not have it published until after La Flor Manor II, just wanted to update you all.

    I hope you are all having a fantastic week and that April brings you mountains of blessings. As always, inspire to be inspired. Beauty is around every corner. Don’t always look to see, sometimes you have to look to feel. Letting the world be your muse and guide your future.

    Finally, I want to thank all of you have purchased or downloaded on Kindle Unlimited, La Flor Manor I and also those who have given me such great feedback. I appreciate each and every one of you.