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Happy Day of Love

Love's impression

Love's impression - Heart drawn in sand

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barret Browning

Borrowed words

Today I borrow words from a well-known poet (Elizabeth Barret Browning) as I want to encourage you to celebrate your relationship / marriage. Whatever your current circumstances, find a reason to celebrate, to give thanks and to be kind. Bless your marriage / relationship – see it for what it is and can be.

Start with the source of love

We love because we are loved. Don’t doubt for one second that you are precious (Matt 10:29, 31). Remember that you are dearly loved (John 3:16). And take comfort in the realisation that there is Someone who sees you – all of you (1 Sam 16:7) and He adores what He sees.

Take some time to spend time with your adoring Love. Spend time with the One Admirer that will satisfy your need for love, your desire for worth and will leave you refreshed and revived. When you refill your love-tank from the true source, you will be in a position to truly give and receive love!

Happy day of Love, indeed!

Time for a special Cuppa – make one for yourself and someone else. Sharing, is after all, caring :)

With Valentine’s day loomining


I want to get straight to the heart of the matter (excuse the pun). I have no opinion about whether you should or should not celebrate Valentine’s day. I don’t particularly mind if you are hoping for a bunch of flowers, some chocolates or even a more extravagant gift. In our house, even my SAMM and I have different opinions about the 14th of February. What I do know is this I love, LOVE.

Celebrating love;

If you are in a committed relationship, or blessed to married – I want to encourage you to celebrate with me. I am going to make tomorrow an opportunity to deepen the roots of my marriage, to make an extra special effort and to enjoy the friendship that forms the foundation of our relationship.

You’ll have to add your own twirls and tweaks and decide on the importance or relevance of gifts, but here’s my “To Do List” for tomorrow:

  • I want to pay attention to Listening. I am going to look out for opportunities to offer encouragement or even just to share and relate. I have always found that a good idea in our home is to put all the gadgets (TV, phones, laptops etc) as far away as possible. Comfy seats and freshly brewed Cuppa always help of course.
  • I am going to cook his favourite dishes for dinner. My SAMM isn’t easily impressed by gifts but he has always appreciated care and effort. We don’t have a lot of time (my SAMM has invited friends over!) but I have also decided to set the table and make dinner a special occasion.
  • Let him know I care and appreciate him. I have stocked up on inexpensive little knickknacks and things to hide away in his car, lunch-box etc. We really don’t exchange gifts on Valentine’s day, but I want to remind him that he is significant to me.

Being loved

Tomorrow is one day out of 365. If you are a hopeless romantic like I am, don’t despair that it only visits us once annually. We can step beyond the boundaries of a predefined day and we can celebrate our loved ones frequently. I would encourage you to be mindful of the rare gift you have if you are trusted with another’s love. See that their gift requires your input and participation and get involved. Celebrate your love!


Whatever your relationship status is on Facebook or according to the Department of Home Affairs, remember that you are deeply and genuinely loved by a Groom that sees you as you can be, loves you as you should be loved and cherishes you as His prized possession.


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