Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love

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Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love.


That year, my boyfriend had forgotten my birthday.
I didn’t take it as a big deal since I wasn’t exactly the party, celebration kind of girl. Plus, I rarely celebrated the day myself unless someone else decided to do it on my behalf. Most years, it just went by like any other day unless someone surprised me like happened that particular year.


I was therefore shocked when I got a call from a friend telling me, “When you are in town, please give me a call, I have something that has your name on it and belongs to you.”


When I eventually got to town, my friend had a package with a number of goodies and among them was the biggest, most expensive looking box of Chocolates I had ever seen in my life!


I looked at the box very surprised and speechless. He looked at me, not sure whether I was happy or not. So he went on to explain further, “I didn’t know what to get you. I wanted it to be a surprise so I didn’t ask whether you like chocolates or not. I hope you love them”


I then told him, ‘It’s not that. I’m just really deeply moved right now. That is why I’m speechless.’


He prodded me, “Go ahead and open the box. These are really delicious chocolates. Plus they are rare to find in these parts. I know you will love them.”


I told him, “No! I will open them later, when I’m home and settled. I want to savor them. Slowly and patiently.”


But something deeply intrigued me. So I asked him, ‘Why did you get me all this?’ He then proceeded to tell me, “Simply because I think you deserve this and much more.” I wasn’t very convinced, so I asked him, “Really? Is it not because it was my birthday a few days ago?”


He told me, “It was your birthday? Why didn’t you tell me? I didn’t know.”


I looked at him speechless and with my eyes a little misty. I don’t know if he saw the pain and untold stories in my eyes that day, but he went on to say, “You deserve every beautiful thing in this world.”


I just looked at him quietly. Deeply moved and speechless. I didn’t know what to tell him. But in my mind I kept thinking, ‘Wow! Wow! God still does create them like this! God you still make them this way, there is Hope for humanity after all.”


That day, as I meditated on the events that had happened, the word, Kindness took on a whole new meaning.
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There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:18-19

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

1 Corinthians 13:4


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What Does Love Mean To Children

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What does love mean to children as they grow up?

What does love mean to children as they grow up?

Are we teaching children the true meaning of love and helping them not only know the love of Jesus Christ but love for others?

I found five children at the park and decided to ask them what love meant to each of them. They gave me some delightful answers.

Thomas – Age 6 – “Love is when Daddy tucks me in to sleep at night and reads me a story.”

Jenny – Age 5 – “Love is when mummy buys me dolls and treats.”

Benjamin – Age 5 – “Love is being all nice and good.” 

Gerry – Age 7 – “Love is when my mummy and my daddy kiss and look at each other with that look in their eyes.”

Regina – Age 6 – “When my friend Destiny shares her toys and snacks with me while we are playing, that is love.

Ritu is a working mother who has two adorable children.

She shares her experiences on, “What love means to kids”  in an awesome blog post. Her post was inspired by a question she asked her two children on what love meant to them.

Her children gave very creative  responses.

In answering the question, they imaginatively expressed themselves by drawing pictures, writing posts and some very heart warming poetry. She starts her fabulous blog post by telling us: 

“I asked my children what love meant, and both of them, at separate times, mad faces at me, and went “Yuck!” Typical reactions for an 11 and 9-year-old! Love = boys/girls = kissing. Of course, that’s ‘yuck’ to them! After a little more explanation, the best we came up with was this; Lil Man There” ……. 

via Day 17 #Loveuary ❤ What Does Love Mean to Kids — But I Smile Anyway…

To read the Full Blog Post, please click the Link above

As we help children learn how to love wholesomely, we should remember to teach them the 1 Corinthians 13Bible definition of love which I summarized as:

Love is patient

Love is kind.

Love does not envy

Love is not boastful

Love is not puffed up

Love does not act improperly

Love is not selfish

Love is not provoked

Love thinks no evil

Love does not keep a record of wrongs

Love takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true

Love bears all things

Love believes all things

Love hopes all things

Love endures all things

Love never fails

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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Mama Was My Greatest Teacher, A Teacher Of Compassion, Love And Other Quotes – Mother

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Mama Was My Greatest Teacher, A Teacher Of Compassion, Love And Other Quotes – Mother.


Mothers are often our primary care-takers and from birth and even during adulthood, there is so much we learn from our Mothers. The famous people below share some of the nuggets of wisdom they learnt from their mothers.


“My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet.

Dame Edna Everage


“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors.”

Maya Angelou


“Men can’t be all just brute force and just male energy, they have to be sensitive and understanding. That’s the biggest lesson she taught me how to be myself, how to be in touch with every part.”

Jaden Smith


“The best advice my mom has ever given me is to never give up. She believes when one door shuts, another door opens. Always, always move forward. I admire her tenacity and her generosity and her ability to do 17 things at once.”

Melissa Rivers


“My mother’s philosophy was ‘If you get yourself in trouble, you’ve got to get yourself out of trouble.’ There was always this awareness that you have to be responsible for yourself in order to have what you want.”

Charlize Theron


“My mother told me when I was a kid that each time we get to what feels like the edge of a cliff, we have two choices: to turn around and run, or to jump. I have learned over time to jump and though it is scary, I know somewhere inside me that I will be caught.”

Maria Bello


“Only my mum could have taught me how to cook the food I love, like homemade lasagna and her amazing roast chicken with potatoes and gravy and her pavlova with cream and berries and apple cake”

Jacqueline Lee


“I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values.”

Al Sharpton


“The most important thing she taught me was to never want to look like someone else or be someone else. She was a ballerina, and she made me dance, and if I danced in a certain style or copied a specific person, she would tell me to dance like myself. She felt that if you knew how to own and respect what you’re given naturally, there’s nothing more beautiful.”

Tracy Anderson


“Mom always tells us how beautiful we are. She embraces our differences and tries not to make us cookie-cutter kids.”

Khloé Kardashian


“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”

Abraham Lincoln


“My mother was a feminist. She would have slapped you if you said she was pretty. And she was pretty, but she wasn’t very much into looks or anything like that. She taught me about the mind and the meaning of life. I learned about being a strong woman, and I think that’s more beautiful to me.”

Julie Delpy


“She taught me not to fear being the butt of the joke, taught me not to worry about being likeable or perfect, and to lovingly go for the kill.”

Melissa McCarthy


“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

Stevie Wonder


“From the time I was little, my mother told me, ‘We’re all just a product of our choices.”

Sissy Spacek


“She always told me to smile with my eyes. I learned that by watching her. And what that meant to her and now means to me is: To feel beautiful is to be beautiful. If you felt good, and you felt confident, you could put that through your eyes in a picture. And that would be beautiful.”

Josie Maran


“The best advice my mom ever gave me was that you have to talk about your emotions.”

Diana Krall


“Remember this: When you cross my doorstep, you have already been raised. With what you have learned you know the difference between right and wrong. Do right. Don’t anybody raise you from the way you have been raised. Know you will have to make adaptations, in love, in relationships, in friends, in society, in work, but don’t let anybody change your mind.”

Maya Angelou


“My mom has taught me how to be both a gracious host and guest, the importance of keeping my commitments, how to be the bigger person and most importantly to ALWAYS wear sunscreen!”

Mara Soldinger


I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I’m thankful for her. All I know is that when I’m a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents.

Nikki Reed


“My biggest hero is and always will be my mother. She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart,”

 

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter


“Hearts will break and people will hurt you, darling.” Her mother said. “But when you let those people control your outlook on the life, you only allow them to have a greater hold on your happiness. Once you accept the fact that every day is a new day to begin again, life becomes a much easier path to walk.”

Courtney Giardina


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As A Mother Comforts Her Child, So Will I Comfort You – Mother Bible Verses

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As A Mother Comforts Her Child, So Will I Comfort You – Mother Bible Verses.


In celebration of mother’s day and in honour of all the amazing sacrifices and work mother’s do everyday, here are awesome Bible verses on motherhood. We also encourage you to get your mother or grandmother a gift during this time to show how much you appreciate her efforts.


He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Psalms 113:9


He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord! Psalms 113_9 Mother Bible Verse Instagram Post

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.

Psalms 127:3


“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

Isaiah 49:15


Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 31:30


Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31_30 Mother Bible Verse Instagram Post

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.”

Isaiah 66:13


“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”

Exodus 20:12


Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”

Proverbs 31:28-29


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My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.

Proverbs 6:20-21


Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6


22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. 24 The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Proverbs 23:22-24


Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Proverbs 23_22-24 Mother Bible Verse Instagram Post

“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”

Proverbs 1:8-9


A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:10-12


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalms 139:13


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalms 139_13 Mother Bible Verse Instagram Post

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name.

Luke 1:46-49


Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1-3



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Female Names Based On Love Starting With Letter A

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Female Names Based On Love Starting With Letter A.



We all have a name. Names are powerful. Some people have said Names determine destiny and, “follow people.” Anyhow, since love is a powerful and beautiful emotion I went in search of names inspired by love from various countries and languages in the World. Below, I share 40 of my Favorite female names starting with Letter A. In case you are searching for Baby names or want to change your own name, this may just be inspiration you need.


Ahava Origin - Hebrew Meaning - Dearly loved Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

 Ahava

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Dearly loved


Adhelle

Origin: Germany
Meaning: Lovely or Happy


Aimee

Origin: France
Meaning: Beloved friend


Amabelle

Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Loveable


Anuraga

Origin: India
Meaning: Love
 


Ai - Origin - Japan Meaning - Love Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

Ai

Origin: Japan
Meaning: Love


Alvernia

 Origin: Germany
Meaning: Dearly loved
 


Ahuda

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Dearly loved


Amala

Origin: Arabia
Meaning: Beloved


Amadea - Origin - Latin-America Meaning - Loved by God - Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

 Amadea

Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Loved by God


 Aiko

Origin: Japan
Meaning: Little loved one
 


Anuragini

Origin: India
Meaning: Beloved


Aruba

Origin: Arabia
Meaning: Loves her husband


Asthore

Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Loved one
 


Amia Origin - France Meaning - Beloved - Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

Amia

Origin: France
Meaning: Beloved


Adabel

Origin: Germany
Meaning: Lovely or Happy


Alijiah

Origin: Africa
Meaning: Woman of love


Amadis

Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Love of God


Aroha - Origin - Hawaii Meaning - Love - Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

Aroha

Origin: Hawaii
Meaning: Love


Amorita

 Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Beloved


Akanke

 Origin: Africa
Meaning: To know her is to love her 


Adora

Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Beloved


Amanda Origin - Latin-America Meaning - Worthy of love - Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

Amanda

Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Worthy of love


Amata

Origin: France
Meaning: Dearly loved


Alayziah

 Origin: America
Meaning: An undying love


Anwell

Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Beloved


Amora - Origin - Spain Meaning - Love - Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

Amora

Origin: Spain
Meaning: Love


Amedee

 Origin: France
Meaning: Loves God


 Amory

Origin: America
Meaning: Loved one


Amorina

Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Love


Alvina

Origin: Germany
Meaning: Beloved and noble friend
 


Amy - Origin - France Meaning - Dearly beloved - Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

Amy

Origin: France
Meaning: Dearly beloved


Amada

 Origin: Spain
Meaning: Beloved
 


Amoretta

 Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Little love


Amicia

 Origin: France
Meaning: Dearly loved
 


Arete - Origin - Greece Meaning - Gracefully lovely - Female Names Based On Love Social Media Square Image

Arete

Origin: Greece
Meaning: Gracefully lovely


Amadora

 Origin: Italy
Meaning: The gift of love


Astolat

 Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Loved one


Anchoret

Origin: England
Meaning: Loved


Angharad

Origin: Wales
Meaning: Much loved



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