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Lift Your Heart

36337107_What Lifts Your Heart?

Valentine’s Day evokes thoughts of love, happy anticipation of cards, flowers and candy sent and received.  But without the commercialism tied to Valentine’s Day, it’s simply the 14th of February.  If you haven’t a Valentine to share the day with, then what do you do?  Ask yourself, when you strip away the fluff of the holiday, what’s left?

Love.  Gratitude.  Presence.

What lifts your heart?  Do you know?  What makes you happy?  Who do you love?  What do you love to do?  What and who brings incredible joy and love and laughter in your life?  How does your heart swell with love, gratitude and presence?  Do you know how to lift your heart?

It requires a bit of self-discovery if the questions above weren’t easily answered by you.  But I believe that this Valentine’s Day, the love should be in your heart for you as well as for others.  A Valentine’s gift to yourself ~ pamper yourself by spending some precious time with someone who lifts your heart ~ YOU!

Write yourself a list of what you enjoy doing, what you love, and what swells and lifts your heart.  Is it the joy of cooking?  Is it the smell of recently mowed grass?  Is it watching snow fall gently to the Earth?  Is it creating and singing  beautiful music?  Is it the warmth of sunshine on your face?  Is it in the melody of laughter?  Is it in fur therapy ~ the love and bonding with a pet?  Is it in the bonding with your family and loved ones?  Or is it simply in awakening at dawn to a new day full of possibility?

Write your list of 10 ~ and enjoy a few of those precious gifts with yourself.  Share your love with your own heart and then let your love be shared with others.

As we’ve heard before in a song, “Love the one you’re with” and that’s ALWAYS YOU!

Shine On!

xo

Love One Another ~ Valentine’s Help for You

80406197_Above all, keep loving one another earnestly,
since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8

I got an email from the Skit Guys from which the above psalm was planted like a seed in my mind for this post.  Have you heard of them?  Well, let me introduce you…

“Tommy Woodard and Eddie James are The Skit Guys. They have been best friends since high school. Think of them as the wise guys in class who had everyone laughing and managed to make a career out of it. They’ve been teaching God’s word using comedy, drama and whatever category talking action figures fit into for over twenty years.  They recently released two new books through Zondervan called, Instant Skits and Skits That Teach. They have also produced other plays, skits, and videos covering a wide variety of topics that are available to download through their website.”

Please check them out at:  click here for Skit Guys!

I would love to attach the newest video called Tell Her that they previewed in the email newsletter they sent, but without paying licensing fees, I can’t.  But you can go see the preview on your own ~ you won’t be disappointed!  It’s a great reminder to use your words this Valentine season ~ and if you can’t SAY what’s in your heart, then by all means, WRITE it!

Click here to send a free card!

You’ll be glad you did!

Shine On!

xo