Sometimes the most ordinary things can be made extraordinary just by doing them with the right people. And the only way to let your loved ones know this, is to show them when you’re with them.
Your friends and family are too beautiful to ignore.So give them the gift of YOU – your time, undivided attention and kindness.You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, or want to own it. What starts as a small, seemingly innocent lie (possibly even with the intention of not hurting anyone) quickly spirals into an mounting false reality where the biggest factor preventing you from sharing the truth is the unwanted reputation of being known as a liar.You can love it with your eyes and your body for a little while, but not your heart in the long-term. We lie to one another, but even more so we lie to ourselves most often to protect our “oh so fragile” ego.So in honor of that beautiful elderly couple, and in service of Cory’s present relationship situation, here are eleven old fashioned habits we need to bring back into our relationships: Put down the smart phone, close the laptop and enjoy each other’s company, face to face, the old fashioned way. Not because it’s convenient to do so, but because you know each other are worth the extra effort.
There are few joys in life that equal a good conversation, a genuine laugh, a long walk, a friendly dance, or a big hug shared by two people who care about each other. One of the best feelings in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone.
Yesterday afternoon I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree.
They rolled down the windows and turned up some funky jazz music on the car stereo.
That’s better than any other gift, it won’t break or get lost, and will always be remembered.
No matter how sure you are of someone’s appreciation and admiration, it’s always nice to be reminded of it. Just because they are reliable and there when you need them, doesn’t mean you should fail to give thanks and appreciation on a regular basis.
If you know your actions or words have hurt someone you care about, immediately admit your faults and face the reality of your actions. Don’t bother apologizing if you’re just going to continue doing the things you said sorry for. Fourteen-year-old school kids post negatively about their boyfriends, girlfriends and friends on social media.