Thursday, January 31, 2008

Date Idea: Feed the spirit

Just as a healthy body needs nourishment and exercise and a healthy mind needs nourishment and exercise, also a healthy spirit needs nourishment and exercise.

For an excellent date, take your husband and wife and do something religious. This might be attending the temple, mass or some other meeting beyond normal Sunday services together. Many religions have volunteer opportunities that would allow couples to work and serve together for the benefit of others. Most religions have a humanitarian arm as well.

What if you are not religious or your church does not provide volunteer opportunities? One way would be to find a way to serve your fellow man in a selfless way. Homeless shelters, food banks and other humanitarian relief organizations have need. If you need some ideas, there are websites like Volunteer Match and Points of Light allow you to search your area for opportunities. If you know of some opportunities, please add them to the comments.

I like to watch travel shows and often the host visits churches, cemeteries and other religious locations, not as a worshiper but as a tourist. Many places have religious locations that are worth visiting, even if you are not a believer. While I was visiting Chicago on business, I took time to visit the art institute. In one section was a collection of paintings of Jesus and Mary throughout the ages. It was interesting to see how they changed over time.

As part of your dating routine, dedicate some time to nourishing the body, mind and spirit.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quote for the day

Originally uploaded by -gadgetgirl-
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind
word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of
caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Saturday, January 19, 2008

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Cuddly Chronicles

It is hard to find humorous websites on marriage that are not mean spirited. A reader sent me just a site and I have included a Valentine's Day related sample:
The Cuddly Chronicles: "Some Nice Old Valentine Customs

Some, once popular, valentine symbols are no longer commonly used today. One of these is the true-love knot. This knot consists of graceful loops, sometimes in the shape of a heart, with no beginning and no end. On these loops are written endless love messages which are read by turning the knot around.

Young men and women in the Middle Ages drew names from a bowl to see who would be their valentines. The names would be worn on their sleeves for one week. Wearing your heart on your sleeve has since come to mean that you readily let others see your feelings."

Go check out the The Cuddly Chronicles

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We are each of us angels...

We are each of us angels...
Originally uploaded by Tata Qtr
A quick thought for today:

We are each an angel with only one wing. And we can only fly while embracing each other.
-- Luciano De Crescenzo