Whimsical Finds & WholeHEARTED Words of Affirmation is a wee valentine dipped in cyber chocolate and sprinkled with glittery gold gratitude, just for you. Because you are a lovely gift to me right where we are together on this life journey.
Whimsical Finds & WholeHEARTED Words of Affirmation
Feel a bit tired? A little stuck, lonely or confused? Just a reminder you are not a collection of your failures and flaws. So let them fly gently away from your exquisite branches. Neither are you the weather, which at times bitterly moves you or bids you to bend.
You’re connected to the vine; rooted in love, growing in strength and wisdom, healing in the tender light of loving kindness.
Art Work by Jenny Sweeney
You met my friend, Jenny Sweeney HERE, and when the artist’s magic love wand touches sweet creatures (like her mama’s rescue donkey, Peaches), POOF…the atmosphere is suddenly a little sweeter to breathe.
Timeless Love Song from 1971
And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world
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Know the Love Language of Your Heart?
Maybe more importantly…do you know theirs?
In the early 90s, Dr. Gary Chapman identified five ways of receiving/expressing love and a sort of template for discussing needs and desires bloomed into existence to help couples better communicate.
It fascinates me that in Chapman’s 2010 study (10,000 participants), the breakdown of the 5 love languages reflected quite evenly distributed results:
Words of affirmation: 23 percent
Quality time: 20 percent
Acts of service: 20 percent
Physical touch: 19 percent
Receiving gifts: 18 percent
Learning your loved one’s primary love language can strengthen your bond in a significant way and become a sort of gift that keeps bearing fruit.
Here is a great place to learn about 5 love languages if you care to go deeper.
A Lovely Prayer
Do you know your partner’s favorite song? Your best friend’s or your kid’s? If not, discover it soon. Because it can be a way for you to feel close to their heart even when miles and time separate you. Know what I mean?
My mama’s favorite song is “The Prayer,” and every time I hear the beautiful chords play in the introduction, all at once I’m with her in spirit. The notes remind me of her love, her laugh, her tears, her mercy, and her amazing heart.
MUSIC is a sort of quantum magically mysterious connector which transcends barriers including space and time.
I pray we’ll find your light/And hold it in our HEARTS/When stars go out each night/Remind us where you are…
Whimsical Finds to Give & Receive
For the Flower Child
I’m a mama of boys only so I have a soft spot for these Sonny Angels. A small collection of them rests upon my bedroom dresser, bringing me a smile every morning.
Inspo for the Baker
Make it Semi-Homemade
For Cake & Cupcake Lovers
For Poetry Lovers
For Those With Passion for Pizza
For the Love of M&Ms
A Potted Plant – by Hafiz
I pull a sun from my coin purse each day.
And at night I let my pet, the moon
Run freely into the sky meadow.
If I whistled,
She would turn her head and look at me.
If I then waved my arms,
She would come back wagging a marvelous tail
There are always a few men like me
In this world
Who are house-sitting for God.
We share His royal duties:
I water each day a favorite potted plant
Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.
For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
From: ‘The Subject Tonight Is Love’
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
For Crafty Types
Romantic Tissue Poufs
Ready for a DIY?
For the Birds
Peace to you right where you are.
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