A measure of love!

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A measure of love is not how much you give but how much you give up for someone else! Prefer your brother in love.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

Life’s Surprises!

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Well, my sister is visiting my parents in NJ from Germany where she has lived for 9 or 10 years. After taking a family with her trip down south 2 weeks ago, I had to fly to NJ last week because she was having emergency brain surgery to remove a mass. WHAT!?! Yes, life’s surprise in deed. The surgery was successful but now she can’t walk and speaks slowly at times. Still, her attitude is positive as she presses through this temporary challenge. 

First, let me say this, travelers insurance is a must for those who travel a lot. Her insurance covered the surgery (how much I don’t know) as well as transport (soon) back to Germany with a medical professional. All I had to do was call and they handled everything occasionally asking me for a document. Talk about being efficient and helpful! Also, thank God they have an office here in the U.S. because I don’t speak or understand German.

Now, I’m taking an unscheduled trip to Germany with her because health care is so expensive here that her travel insurance wants to send her back to Germany to do rehab since she needs to be in an actual facility. Can we say FMLA with no pay!!! Yes, another one of Life’s surprises!  But that’s what love does!

I won’t complain because she could’ve died. I thank God that it was detected in time! Whatever’s left of the hospital bill we will deal with without stress or worry! I’m just thankful and blessed to still have my sister! 

Hugs and Love Valarie

11 Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship — Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures

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It’s easy to recognize an abusive relationship watching Lifetime – but it’s damn near impossible to see when it’s with the person you love. Abuse can manifest in many different behaviors and situations; and it doesn’t just happen with a sudden slap. If you are being physically abused like that, then please STOP reading this so you can…

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Breaking News: Love Never Fails

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But love them anyway!

Nurture them with love; it just might be something they’ve never experience before.

Love that says… I love you despite your faults!

It’s called unconditional love and it takes practice!!! Start practicing today.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

Choices

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We’re all force to make choices in life, both good and bad. Happiness is a state of mind but more importantly it’s a choice. Life will have good, bad and even horrible moments at times but still we have the power to decide how we let it affect us, our love and how  we treat each other. Choices are not always easy or clear but when you make them from a heart of love (thinking about others as well as yourself); you’ll always make the best one!

 Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

Breaking News: Simple Words

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As a writer, I love words but I’ve found that simple words convey the most powerful meanings. ‘I love you’, ‘I hate you’, ‘you’re wonderful’ ‘you’re stupid’, ‘pretty’, ‘ugly’ etc. Choose your words carefully. Say what you mean and mean what you say and don’t say it, if you didn’t mean it….keep it simple!

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

This is not what Rosa Parks fought for.

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Consumed by words

fair and lovely, lovely and fair
a magical elixir
selling itself as a boon
to hardfaced queens of misfortune
killing the dark skin
nurturing a whole new white
which is celebrated by men and women alike
no one questions the plight
of little girls, born with a color as dark
as that of the black clouds
pouring rain from their eyes
when they see themselves in mirror
discriminated, neglected by
the society which creates and nourishes
skin whitening brands in its womb
spreading threat to all those
who fail to follow the rule
that is if you’re pale and white
then only you can charm and entice
the men who are blindfolded
and brainwashed into believing
that white is good, black is evil
so all these darkfaced queens,
fueled by the world, go onto hating
the god given gift of beauty that have.

[Fair and lovely is a cream…

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Take 2: Thinking About Being a Self-Employed Writer? — Live to Write – Write to Live

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This is a reworked post from almost exactly a year ago. The question is evergreen and the conversations it started were quite helpful then, as I think they will be now. If you’re on the fence about making the leap to self-employed writer and how to make a living, perhaps something here will help you […]

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