Getting Creative


Love carries us through life. As children we couldn’t tell our parents or grandparents we loved them enough. As the teen years approached, so did that crazy emotion of “puppy love.” Then as we matured, we experienced our first love which most likely taught us many incredible things and perhaps led to heartbreak. Then the love of your life swept you off your feet, and you said, “I do!” Perhaps you’ve experienced a love you can’t explain as you raise your children. Love can be experienced in a variety of ways. This month, try some of the following ideas to share your love with those in your life!

• Learn to say love in several different languages with your loved ones and grandchildren.

• Turn off your phone, tablet, computer, video game and television and take time to really listen to those you love.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. —Mignon McLaughlin

Read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

Create a meal with foods that are known to be aphrodisiacs.

Take your spouse out for a night on the town, or perhaps a night under the stars.

Read or watch anything by the master of romance, Nicholas Sparks.

Write love notes to your significant other, and leave them in odd places, like their shoes, on the dashboard of their car or on top of their computer.

Share the story with your grandchildren how they stole your heart.

Watch “When Harry Met Sally.”

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. —Lao Tzu 

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