Moments

 

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To everything there is a season  and time for every purpose under the heaven

 

Thoughts- what is Love?

“Love is the emotion of connection.
But the new science of love tells us that love is an emotion that is generated during certain kinds of interactions. As Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D, author of Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think Do, and Become, says, “Love is not a category of relationships. Nor is it something ‘out there’ that you can fall into, or—years later—out of…Although you may subscribe to a whole host of definitions of love, your body subscribes to just one. Love is that micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being.”

This means that love is an interaction, an exchange, that comes into being, then disappears again. It’s much more ephemeral that we once believed, but it is also much more nourishing.”
A Symbiosis

~ tgmp

Symbiosis

35 thoughts on “Moments

  1. 11:10am

    There was a blind girl who hated herself purely for the fact she was blind. The only person she didn’t hate was her loving boyfriend, as he was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry him.

    One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her – now she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”

    The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying:

    “JUST TAKE CARE OF MY EYES DEAR.”

    Moral of the story: When our circumstances change, so does our mind. Some people may not be able to see the way things were before, and might not be able to appreciate them. There are many things to take away from this story, not just one.

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  2. YOU CAN BEAT THE ODDS AND BE A WINNER, TOO

    Bury him in the snows Valley Forge, and you have a George Washington. Raise him in abject poverty and you have an Abraham Lincoln.
    Subject him to a bitter religious prejudice, and you have a Disraeli.
    Spit on him and crucify him, and you have a Jesus Christ.
    Label him “too stupid to learn” and you have a Thomas Edison.
    Tell her she’s too old to start painting at eighty, and you have a Grandma Moses.
    Have him or her born black in society filled with racial discrimination, and you have a Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, Marian Anderson, George Washington Carver or Martin Luther King Jr.
    Make him the first child to survive in a poor Italian family of eighteen children, and you have an Enrico Caruso.

    Afflict him with periods of depression so severe that he cut off his own ear, and you have a Vincent van Gogh.Tell her in late 1800s and early 1900s that only men can be scientists, and you have a Madame Curie, who eventually won two Nobel Prizes—one for physics and the other for chemistry.
    Tell a young boy who loved to sketch and draw that he has no talent, and you have a Walt Disney. ☺
    Take a crippled child whose only home he ever knew was an orphanage, and you have a James E. West, who became the first chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America. Make him a second fiddle in an obscure South American orchestra, and you have a Toscanini.

    Abigail Van Buren

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  3. CHERISH TIME

    May 5, 2003

    Time, such a precious word.
    It gives us the gift of moments.
    Moments so beautiful that change our lives forever.
    But those moments turn into memories that can never be recaptured.
    We are left with footprints in are minds and in our hearts.
    Longing to recapture time, hoping it will last forever.

    To be left with the reality of the passing of time;
    So precious and so fleeting.

    We can’t bring it back or relive.
    Only be grateful that it happened.
    So cherish every moment, never taking anything for granted,
    Because some day, that will be the moment you’ll want to relive.

    Love with all your heart.
    Let your loved ones know how much you care.
    Smile even when you want to cry.
    Live life to the fullest,
    Because you never know when your time will pass with the wind.

    — Copyright © 2003 Jenny Crespo

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  4. Finding Happiness

    Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.

    Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

    Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes.

    Everyone was frantically searching for their name, pushing, colliding with each other, and there was utter chaos.

    At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloon.

    Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

    The speaker began: This is exactly happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness.

    And this is the purpose of human life.

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  5. A meeting was held quite far from Earth; “it’s time again for another birth
    Said to the angels to the Lord above,
    “This special child will need much love.
    Her progress may seem very slow.
    And she’ll require extra care
    From the folks she meets way down there.
    She may not run or laugh or play,
    Her thoughts may seem so far away.
    In many ways she won’t adapt,
    And she’ll be known as handicapped.
    So let’s be careful where she is sent,
    We want her life to be content.
    Please Lord,find the parents who
    Will do a special job for you,
    They will not realize right away.😀
    The roll their asking to play
    But with his child sent above
    Come stronger father and richer love,
    And soon they’ll know the privilege given
    And caring for this gift from heaven.
    Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
    Is heavens very special child.”☺John and Edna Massimilla

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  6. Memorable camping trips:

    I been on quite a few camping trips with my kids, and most of them were very enjoyable, but there are those few occasions where you can say they were camping trips from hell.
    We would try to find somewhat remote places, but most of the time found it difficult; my ex-boyfriend did not like to be around too many people.
    In our search he led us one time to this place where there was no fire pit, no picnic table all because he did not want nobody around. It was turning out to be a pain in the butt.
    Well, it was getting late and we ended up spending the night in this very remote place. It reminded me of the “Blair Witch Project” It was a spontaneous trip and limited on supplies. Worst camping trip I endured. My kids were real troopers though, my daughter and I spent the night in the vehicle and my son and boyfriend spent the night around a campfire they built. I could not wait to get out of there the next morning.

    Another camping trip was with my four kids, two older daughters, my youngest son, and daughter and boyfriend, and my older daughter’s boyfriend at the time. When we all went to this camping site, it was nice. It had picnic tables, bathrooms and we all set up our tents. The only problem is we picked a day that was really windy. We made the best of it anyways, but by morning the only tent that was standing was one of my older daughters.
    I would make it a point to try and take the kids camping at least once a year; and some of these trips were just camping trips from hell, but those are the ones that are most memorable.

    One other camping trip was where I went to the Ocean with all my kids, one of my grandkids, and my older daughter’s husband. That trip was a lot of fun.
    The funniest thing about it was that my oldest daughter borrowed a tent from her aunt that was huge, about two bedroom areas. It was crazy trying to get that big tent set up, but as we were doing it, and having some struggles we were laughing and having a lot a fun, the tent collapsed on us a couple times before we got it set up right where it would stay.

    There were times where I would take my younger kids camping and to keep them busy I made up this game for them called “Survival of the Fittest”
    This game for me was good because I did not have to exert myself too much. While my spouse and I were sitting in our lawn chairs drinking beverages we would shout out the rules. The kids would have to run across the creek, find certain items tag a tree and race each other. It kept them busy for hours. My daughter at the time ran like a deer across the creeks. It was fun to watch, and very memorable.
    By JL

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  7. Oops

    Never say, “oops.” Always say, “Ah, interesting.”
    ~Author Unknown

    My husband, Darryl, and I have four kids, spread out over a fourteen-year period. For several years we had a preschooler, elementary schooler, middle schooler and high schooler all at the same time. With four kids at completely different stages and on entirely different schedules, finding quality “private” time for just the two of us was a challenge.
    Since we rarely had the house to ourselves, we made it a point to schedule time away from work during the few brief hours one day each week when our youngest was at Mother’s-Day-Out at the same time the older kids were at their various schools — time we could meet at home for some unhurried, uninterrupted romance.
    When Darryl got back to the office after one such encounter, he sent me a sweet and sexy e-mail referring to the pleasures of our intimate time together. When I hadn’t responded after a couple of days he mentioned it. I’d never received his e-mail. But since it hadn’t come back as “undeliverable” we knew someone had.
    My e-mail address consisted of my given name, last initial and dot-com address. Darryl had forgotten to include my last initial. When he realized his mistake he had a sudden vision of his name in our local newspaper, in bold print, under the headline “Local Businessmen Arrested for E-mail Harassment.” He quickly sent off an apology to the mistaken address, explaining the mix-up. Within minutes he received a reply!
    “No apology necessary. Although I’m getting up in years and it’s been a long time since I’ve had the experience you described, I very much enjoyed the reminder. Best wishes for you and your wife to enjoy many more such afternoons.”

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  8. Others share with me also , like this one sent from my brother

    February 28, 2017
    A thought about Perception:

    Perception is a frightening ability. For from ones life’s experiences, which are stored in a great reservoir within their heart, mind, and soul, reality is continuously under review for either good or bad; from a good reservoir, one views life in liberty free from condemnation to themselves and to others; from a corrupted reservoir one views life through bondage, knowing only mistrust, and disdain towards themselves and others. Consider how you judge because you are pulling from your reservoir. Sent to those I love and respect

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  9. BEING THERE
    Cherish The Moment

    I was about 8 or 9 when i first met this kid named landon. He was in my 3rd grade class he was always smiling and laughing. we became friends that year,well fast forward a few years and he is in 7th and i am in 8th. i would see him the the lunch room but i never spoke to him. one time i did and he acted as if he did not remember me so i had to remind him. Time past and it was getting towards the end of the year so i am in ninth now and i haven’t seen him in a year. Well we both did not acknowledge one another but thought often about one another,a couple of weeks ago i got a text saying that he had past on into the greater life after not surviving from a dirt bike wreck. I just wanted to share this because we need to always cherish the moment. When we are thinking about someone and they are heavy on our hearts we should seek the person out and reconnect and not take one another for granted although we may see one another often,The important thing is to cherish each moment because we may not have another moment.Remember that if you have a friend that you haven’t seen or connected with or see and did not greet them or speak to them in a while .Please just give them a call and check on them. And for God’s sake cherish that moment because we may never get another

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  10. Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
    Marilyn Monroe

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  11. In life there comes few moments in which you feel a little surprised. Those moments could either bring joyous feelings and can you in deep grieves. Such moments are usually based on some interesting facts. These facts could be about something or someone. These facts are mostly changes the total perception about something or someone. The life itself contains so many hidden emotions and some deep linkages associated to something or sometimes to any other person. After realizing the truth or better to say a bitter truth about that specific thing or person the whole idea of liking and disliking could go in danger.

    In our daily life we can experience such things. All the things associated to a person possess some unique characteristics due to which a person is linked to those things. If those characteristics changes, than the bond of a person and that thing gets affected and some time it happens because of these interesting facts that comes along and changes the whole scenario of life. The facts could be about anything for example, if you like some artist due to his work of art and capabilities and you become a huge fan of that artist and gets inspiration in your life because of his work and someday, you come to know that the work he do is not his own work. He usually copy some other person’s work and shows it to the general public than your idea of praising him or liking him could totally change.

    These facts are just like some viral disease, they spread rapidly and this is also a fact about them. These facts are more like a news, either bad or a good one. But they play an important role in anyone’s life and the reason for their importance is that every life contains some interesting facts in it.

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  12. Heart Song

    Once upon a time there was a great man who married the woman of his

    dreams. With their love, they created a little girl. She was a bright and

    cheerful little girl and the great man loved her very much.

    When she was very little, he would pick her up, hum a tune and dance

    with her around the room, and he would tell her, “I love you, little girl.”

    When the little girl was growing up, the great man would hug her and

    tell her, “I love you, little girl.” The little girl would pout and say, “I’m

    not a little girl anymore.” Then the man would laugh and say, “But to

    me, you’ll always be my little girl.”

    The little girl who-was-not-little-anymore left her home and went into

    the world. As she learned more about herself, she learned more about

    the man. She saw that he truly was great and strong, for now she

    recognized his strengths. One of his strengths was his ability to express

    his love to his family. It didn’t matter where she went in the world, the

    man would call her and say, “I love you, little girl.”

    The day came when the little girl who-was-not-little-anymore received a

    phone call. The great man was damaged.

    He had had a stroke. He was aphasic, they explained to the girl. He

    couldn’t talk anymore and they weren’t sure that he could understand the

    words spoken to him. He could no longer smile, laugh, walk, hug, dance

    or tell the little girl who-was-not-littie-anymore that he loved her.

    And so she went to the side of the great man. When she walked into the

    room and saw him, he looked small and not strong at all. He looked at

    her and tried to speak, but he could not.

    The little girl did the only thing she could do. She climbed up on the bed

    next to the great man. Tears ran from both of their eyes and she drew

    her arms around the useless shoulders of her father.

    Her head on his chest, she thought of many things. She remembered the

    wonderful times together and how she had always felt protected and

    cherished by the great man. She felt grief for the loss she was to endure,

    the words of love that had comforted her.

    And then she heard from within the man, the beat of his heart. The heart

    where the music and the words had always lived. The heart beat on,

    steadily unconcerned about the damage to the rest of the body. And

    while she rested there, the magic happened. She heard what she needed

    to hear.

    His heart beat out the words that his mouth could no longer say.
    I love you I love you I love you Little girl Little girl Little girl
    And she was comforted.

    Patty Hansen

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  13. …………..MY MOTHER…………….

    This here poem is about my mother
    Once upon a time, she had a lover.
    He, you see was not too bad.
    He was the man that became my DAD!
    Her thoughts and her actions continued in love.
    Her children are all she would ever think of.
    The first of her three children went straight to God.
    The next two she loved with His staff and His rod.
    The two that kept living were Jerry and Dawn.
    In her heart is where all three belong.
    The two of us alive grew with love in our heart.
    God knew this; He knew it from the start.
    She watched over us through thick and thin.
    She nurtured us both for our lives to begin.
    She was so loving, a true heart of GOLD.
    I LOVE my mother, it is her heart that I hold.
    My sister did well and kept her life on track.
    But me you see, this was not so, and that is a fact.
    My mother prayed for me and stayed the course.
    She prayed to God as He was the FORCE!
    I fell and I fell so deep it would seem.
    I am sure that in her soul, God heard her scream.
    Even though I was an enormous pain.
    Her love for me, still it remained the same.
    For years it went on with no end in sight.
    But, I too saw that I needed to fight.
    She did not know that God was in me.
    With her by my side God did set me free.
    Through many prayers and a very pure heart.
    Age Forty Eight, God gave me a new start.
    All of her life she was like that of an elf.
    Now she is old and cannot take care of herself.
    Now Eighty Six years old and her body so frail.
    She deserves the best from me and I will not fail.
    My love for her is like that of NO OTHER!
    Her heart is so full of love. She is…… “MY MOTHER”!

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY everyone…

    -Jerry

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  14. Today was my big interview day, and for some reason even though I have been on many these in the past couple years; I felt a little nervous. I worked at this particular place previously, but this is for a different area. I felt I did OK, and focused on my experience and education I have. I made up my mind that if this did not go through for me I would lay it to rest for a while and quit applying for jobs. Try to be content as I could where I am at. At the end of the interview one of the ladies on the panel replied, ” I am looking forward to getting to know you better.” This sounded very promising and I hope it works out for me, and there won’t be any problems or issues with me getting the job.

    I am not perfect, but I prayed to God, and I hope he grants this change for me. I cant take anymore disappointments.Thank you Lord, keep me in your presence, and help me live my own life to your standards. Amen

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  15. ARE YOU WITH THE RIGHT PARTNER?

    During a seminar, a woman asked,” How do I know if I am with the right person?”

    The author then noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so he said, “It depends. Is that your partner?” In all seriousness, she answered “How do you know?” Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it’s weighing on your mind
    replied the author.

    Here’s the answer.

    Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you
    fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls,
    want their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love.

    People in love sometimes say, “I was swept of my feet.”Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened TO YOU.

    Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of EVERY relationship.

    Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

    At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?” And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you
    may begin to desire that experience with someone
    else. This is when relationships breakdown.

    The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.

    People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.

    Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your relationship. It lies within it.

    I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.

    Because (listen carefully to this):

    The key to succeeding in a Relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the Person you found.

    SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. You have to know
    WHAT TO DO to make it work. Make no mistake about it!

    Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your partner), Just as there are physical laws Of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.

    Love is therefore a “decision”. Not just a feeling.

    Remember this always: God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let GO! ♥

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