Do you know Christina of Soul Aperture? You must. She is a woman of passion, kindness, and great talent. Over a year ago she came up with an idea to list simple things. It spread through the blogworld like happy news spreads through a family. Yesterday was her birthday, and it's time to celebrate. Special thanks to the very thoughtful Se'Lah for inviting us all to the surprise birthday party.
simple ways to show "I love you."
* give a yellow balloon to someone unexpectedly - not those mylar things; just a simple, happy balloon * call you mother * HUGS! Lots of hugs * never miss a chance to offer encouragement * set up Skype for your grandparents - and use it * participate in a virtual birthday party * never separate or hang up the phone without saying, "I love you!" * share your great idea generously * bring your child home a special treat every time you travel * write a card * send an email * visit a friend's other blog - leave a comment * be supportive of new ventures * be lavish and sincere with compliments * make time for kisses * have a warm a towel ready when your love gets out of the shower * make Mickey Mouse pancakes * create time for loved one's hobbies * bring home fresh flowers * gently insist on the other person's way instead of your own * rub lotion into tired feet * participate * attend those jewelry/Tupperware/clothing parties * hide love notes in socks and coat pockets * on every birthday, write a love letter into a special journal - give it to your love after decades * don't miss a funeral or visitation * send a sympathy card three or four months after the fact - let the bereaved know you still remember * kiss a child on the nose * give a friend a book you really loved * be generous with your talents and your time * compliment new hairdos * do a chore that is usually theirs * play with your love's hair * give a back rub * offer little girls a manicure and pedicure * cuddle, snuggle, get close * sing to the one you love * wake them up gently * create little rituals * cook a favorite dinner * scratch that back * share * be helpful * give thoughtful gifts * spend time together * go fishing, to the mall - whatever they enjoy * make the grand gesture * bite your tongue * roast the perfect marshmallow for people * play a silly game * say it * say it again * and again* and again! *
The image above is the first bokeh I ever took. I'm just delighted.
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