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What is LOVE

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What Love means to a 4-8 year old

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, ’What does love mean?’ The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined 

See what they think:

‘When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ – Rebecca, age 8 

‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ – Billy, age 4  (in my opinion this one is the best ever).

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’ – Karl, age 5 

‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.’ –Chrissy, age 6 

‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’ -Terri, age 4 

‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is OK.’ – Danny, age 7 

‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing , you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss’ – Emily, age 8 

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.’ –Bobby, age 7

‘If you want to learn to love better , you should start with a friend who you hate” –Nikka, age 6 

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt , then he wears it everyday.’ –Noelle, age 7 

‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ –Tommy, age 6 

‘During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’ – Cindy, age 8 

‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ –Clare, age 6 

‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’ –Elaine, age 5 

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’ –Chris, age 7 

‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’ -Mary Ann, age 4 

‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ –Lauren, age 4 

‘When you love somebody , your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ – Karen, age 7 

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.’ –Mark, age 6 

‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ –Jessica, age 8    (…good point )

And the final one — Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. 

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. 

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, ‘Nothing , I just helped him cry’.

(So now, what love means to you? May you post your own answers here? If you have a kid, ask him/her and post his/her answer here too. Thanks!)

 

the source https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=559953077356745&set=a.500783563273697.117817.500762883275765&type=1&theater

How to find Inner Peace by Osman Hameed

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inner peace1The Importance of Finding Inner Peace

I can’t begin to stress the important of inner peace.

Inner peace is that mindset where one is in equilibrium. It’s that point where ones actions and thoughts are stable, and everything one does is done in a fluid and balanced way. It’s the point where one is in harmony with oneself and therefore is in harmony with the entire universe.

This is something we all should strive to pursue; because once inner peace is attained, life becomes a whole lot better.

Let your soul expand, let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy, and all prosperity will come to you. -James Allen

Before we Begin

Before I begin to explain the actual process to attaining inner peace, it is important that you first prepare yourself.  Understand these three things:

  • Finding inner peace is not easy;  it’s actually  one of the most difficult things to find in life and you should be prepared for a challenge
  • This is going to be a process, so be prepared for a slow but firm progression
  • Inner peace can only be found if you are decisively ready to change yourself.  So keep your mind open and be ready for some new experiences

How to find Inner Peace

Finally we are here. Follow these 5 strategies to find inner peace in your life:

1. Conquer your Thoughts

Thoughts determine our state of mind and therefore are directly correlated with our level of peace. This is why you should become very cautious over what you think and how you think. You must learn to weed all the unproductive and negative thoughts and replace them with more positive, peaceful ones.

It might seem odd or tedious at first but overtime this screening process will be very beneficial and will eventually come naturally.

We don’t live in a world of reality; we live in a world of perceptions. – Gerald J. Simmons

2. Accept the Unchangeable

There is no point in complaining or worrying about things you can’t change. This is one of the many reasons why people don’t have inner peace. They keep trying to change the unchangeable and therefore rather than gaining, they destroy their peace of mind.

This is why you must learn to be more accepting and find your limits in life. Only once you work in a boundary will you ever find true peace.

3. Work with the Flow

Working against the flow of things only brings stress and anxiety. Now this doesn’t mean that you stop being creative or imaginative but it simply means you don’t try to over force things.

Take everything one day at time and be patient with life. Use the pace of life to your advantage and work with it.

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. – Zhuangzi

4. Simplify

Simplification and peace go hand in hand. Our modern lives tend to get over cluttered and we have a tendency to end up doing a lot of unnecessary things.

Try to unclutter your life and only do what is truly important. This will not just make you feel good about yourself as you will be doing self-rewarding things but you will actually become more peaceful.

Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau

5. Give Generously

I personally find this strategy the most beneficial. Giving is fundamental to attaining peace. When you give you forget your sense of self, and it is only when you forget your sense of self that you find true peace and attain harmony.

Give generously and you will become not just more peaceful, but you will in return receive more.

I have found that among its other

 

source: http://www.codeofliving.com/articles/how-find-inner-peace