Tag Archive | Life

Change!!!

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Everything changes: seasons, environments, people, likes & dislikes, technology, time and you. I recently changed vocations from the Non Profit back to the For Profit sector.

Change is the constant that we all must adapt to at certain points in our lives. Our attitude and how we maneuver through these changes is important.

No matter how challenging change can be, make the decision to embrace it and make it work for you. Fighting against it will only leave you frustrated and spinning your wheels.

Like a wave, you can ride it out or go tumbling along while being thrashed and dragged about. Change is unavoidable.

The good news is… change can be better than you thought and even more rewarding but you’ll never find out if you’re in fear and constantly complaining. You’ll miss the beauty and blessing it brings. Hugs and love from me to you! Valarie

A measure of love!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

 

Enjoy Life!

Are you enjoying life or do you want to rush to the end to see how it turned out?

Hugs and Love Valarie #loverevolution

 

 

Breaking News: Patience Needed

Hurry up and wait! We’ve all heard that before but what does it mean. There are things in life that we anxiously await. Relationships, a big event, a new car or home something that gets us all riled up.

However, patience is a virtue to be learned through practice. We want people to be patient with us while at the same time we’re impatient with someone else.

Waiting can be tiresome and tedious but if we learn this virtue the time invested will forever be invaluable.  So, exercise patience when the opportunity presents itself. One might consider patience to be a sibling to self-control. You know self-control, the ability to control yourself and your actions.

Instead of rushing into things, slow down and take a step back. You might just realize there’s really no need to rush you’ll get eventually! You just might be better prepared for it when you do.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

When Love is True!

Never underestimate the power of love. In a world that says hurry up, faster and faster and I want it right now, love is not something to be rushed. Love is patient and kind and never insists on its own right or way, people do.

When pondering over whether you love someone, ask yourself, “Am I willing to wait for this person? How long?”

When love is true how long you wait is not the issue or a problem. A day seems like a minute and a month a day. Love is not governed by time and exists outside of time as we know time to be.

So, next time someone you believe you love asks you to wait or be patient, consider your reasons for wanting to rush. I know today is not promised but neither is the next hour or minute and rushing won’t change it.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie