The other day I came across some questions/phrases to love better. It’s amazing what one little phrase can do to mend or build a relationship! And I figure it’s a good time to share on Valentine’s Day!
But first, I think it’s interesting to note that our Valentine’s Days have gone from stuff like this:
To this one remaining kid:
But the sentiment is still the same: LOVE.
How great to have a day to bask in love!
Of course, Dave is forever and always my number one:
But there are so many people to love in the world!
And people to love better.
Some powerful phrases to use with those you love
I am working on a project recently and came across a few things on pintrest the other day that have helped me love better specifically as a mother.
I realized I’ve been getting a little short and impatient with my Lucy lately, and for some reason these thoughts/ideas changed my attitude right around.
So I thought I’d share.
Because love is action.
Love is patience.
Love is giving the benefit of the doubt.
Love is forgetting about yourself.
And also, Love is attitude.
Maybe this one was my favorite, and it doesn’t go just for kids! Adults need these things too!:
As Lu and I were working on her homework last night, her magnifier buzzing away and that computer screen so enlarged I could hardly follow along, she kept clicking out of tabs we needed and kept getting frustrated with me even though it was actually the tiny buttons she couldn’t see that were making her mad. I was tired and it had been a long day. But those phrases were in my mind and somehow slowed me down, made me love her more than ever, and appreciate the hard work she puts into school work. Oh how frustrating that would be to not be able to see to maneuver your homework and to want so desperately to do it well! I was able to wash over her with some of those phrases and send her to bed with so much love when we were done.
I think sometimes we forget how powerful our words can be.
To diffuse difficult situations.
To create safe places.
To create stronger connection.
To LOVE MORE.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY dear blog readers!!
Sending out lots of love to YOU!
Thank you for all you teach me.