As a little girl, Beauty and the Beast was the most watched movie by my sister and I. As an adult, I like to believe it was because of how much I admired and loved the library Beast gifted to Belle. At 30, I still dream of having my own little “library room” full of books floor to ceiling. I love reading. I love learning from others through their words and advice. I love finishing a book and either giving it away or keeping it on my shelf to read again one day. Read More »
the power of communication
I once took a course in college that focused on relationships and during class one day we were discussing the topic of overall “relationship effectiveness” (aka – what held a relationship together). Each corner of the room was labeled with a noun and we were asked to stand in the corner that we felt was most important for a relationship to have.
Trust. Honesty. Communication. Respect.
There were only eight of us in the class and I was the sole individual who stood in the third corner: Communication. While no answer was greater than the other, I can still picture my instructor grinning at my choice. Through discussion, we quickly all came to the conclusion that trust, honesty, and respect cannot exist without communication.Read More »
When three simple words combined can mean so much more . . .
I do not remember the first time I said “I love you” to my parents, nor my sisters, nor the first boy I fell for. I do not remember the first time a friend, family member, nor past boyfriend told me “I love you.” What I do remember is the very first time Brian said those three simple words . . . “I love you.”Read More »
Love Sweet Love
February 14th is a day known to most as a day to celebrate love. Love for a spouse, a child, a parent, a friend, co-workers, and to the young ones, their sweet valentine crushes. I love valentines day because I love “love.” My sister recently sent me a picture of poems we wrote as a kids that housed our biggest dreams for life. One line in my childhood poem read, “who dreams what love is like.” Read More »