February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and go where the prompt leads!
The English word love covers a wide spectrum of emotions from liking to loving with mind and heart. The Greek word ‘agape’ has a general meaning of love not based on merit of the person loved, but rather unconditional. It continues to give even when the other is unkind, unresponsive and unworthy. It only desires good things for the other and is compassionate. The Greek word ‘phileo’ is the love with affection, companionship in deep and intimate relationship found in friendship or family.
In this lonely planet, we are losing the agape and phileo love. Many people say, “I love you.” But they mean “I want to own you and control you,” or “I give you when you give me with the same amount,” or “I give you some if you give me more,” or even mean “I give you a little to get you hooked on to give me all.” Read more
Daily Prompt : Argument
We are uniquely different.
When it comes to opinions,
Relationship matters over
Winning your argument!
– Photo by Miriam Hurdle
We just came back from a 10-day vacation.
“My Turn!” It is a long story. I am trying to put it in a capsule……
Year 1998, I was promoted from a classroom teacher to a school district administrator.
The package came with 12 work months, 22 vacation days and 10 personal or sick leave days.
My husband had his own business and a flexible schedule.
We started to do one major and several mini-travels a year.
My husband liked to pick destinations where he could go diving.
I don’t dive! I could do snorkeling.
After several diving vacations, I recommended taking turns to pick vacation destinations.
My husband made the last pick: Maui, Hawaii. It was our fourth visit!
This year is my turn! My choice was Spain.
It was a wonderful trip! We visited Madrid, Seville, Granada, Toledo, and Barcelona.
Oh, it was beyond wonderful, because we celebrated our wedding anniversary with Catalonian dinner and watched Dancing Fountains in Barcelona!
(More travel pictures will be posted.)
Mercy Rossi, my daughter, and Will Rossi, her husband participated in a triathlon in June 2015. They were in a competition, but not with each other! They did swimming first. In the process, she was off track a little bit. He waited for her. They came out of the water almost at the same time. It was just a few minutes apart according to the timer of my camera. They did the bicycling second. Will was just a couple bike lengths ahead of Mercy. He always was within her sight. Finally, they did running. Again, they were running side by side. He might have been a few steps ahead sometimes.
At the final stretch, they were holding hands, pushed through the finishing line together, both with their hands in the air, and big smiles on their faces!
I was honored to be there to join the cheering team. Friends came with signs of cheering messages. Two friends were not in the competition but they were riding the bicycles alongside them.
What a great memory! What a great event!
Daily Prompt: Final
Marriage Love is……what?
Love is a gift I give and receive.
Love is my expression to him and reception of his.
Love is admitting and receiving apologies.
Love is to forgive and be forgiven.
Love is self-interest and self-sacrifice.
Love is strength and vulnerability.
Love is caring and being taken care of.
Love is my respect to him and to be respected.
Love is my desire to grow and encouragement for him to grow.
Love is firm and flexible.
Love is kind and honest.
Love is patience we have for each other………..
Love is a balance of feelings and responsibilities.