DAY 17 : LOVE IN ACTION

A young man sent a love letter to his girlfriend. It read: “Darling, I’d climb the highest mountain, sail the widest ocean, cross the hottest desert just to see you. P.S.—I’ll be over Saturday night if it doesn’t rain.” We chuckle at his fickleness, but feel bad for the girl who, like all of us, longs for love in action, not empty promises.
Feb 22, 2015/by YMI

DAY 16 : SIGNS OF LOVE

School was over for the day, and 14-year-old Sandy couldn’t wait to get home. Bursting into the kitchen, she exclaimed, “Mother, I’m in love! I tingle whenever I’m near him, and I have butterflies in my stomach when he talks to me.”
Feb 21, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 8

THE PICTURE OF TRUE LOVE IS MORE THAN JUST PRETTY STROKES OF AFFECTION...
Feb 21, 2015/by YMI

DAY 15 : MISPLACED LOVE

Martin Lindstrom, an author and speaker, thinks that cellphones have become akin to a best friend for many owners. Lindstrom’s experiment using an MRI helped him discover why. When the subjects saw or heard their phone ringing, their brains fired off neurons in the area associated with feelings of love and compassion. Lindstrom said, “It was as if they were in the presence of a girlfriend, boyfriend, or family member.”
Feb 20, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 7

LOVE IS LIKE MULTIPLICATION. PLACE A POSITIVE ...
Feb 20, 2015/by YMI

DAY 14 : PAINFUL FAREWELLS

Saying goodbye to someone you love can be awkward and difficult. Down deep you wonder, Will I ever see this person again? You almost wish you had never gotten so attached. It hurts so much to let go.
Feb 19, 2015/by YMI

DAY 13 : A FRIEND TO THE END

Traditionally, medical schools have trained their students to help patients live, while offering little instruction in helping them face death. But that is changing with the addition of courses in end-of-life care. Physicians are now taught that when they have used all their medical expertise without achieving a cure, they should seize the opportunity to stand compassionately beside their dying patients and be a friend.
Feb 18, 2015/by YMI

DAY 12 : INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP

In 1947, Nadia from Bulgaria and Millicent from the United States became pen pals. For years they swapped photos, school experiences, and dreams. Then their letters stopped when government policy banned personal contact with the West.
Feb 17, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 6

“FRIENDS ARE FRIENDS FOREVER, IF THE LORD'S THE LORD OF THEM.”...
Feb 17, 2015/by YMI

DAY 11 : “WE JUST HAVE TO TALK”

Lisa and Sheryl have been friends since grade school. Even though their paths have taken them in different directions since those schoolgirl days in New Jersey, they have maintained their close friendship.
Feb 16, 2015/by YMI

FRIENDSHIP & LOVE : POEM 5

"WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS, ALL OUR SINS AND GRIEFS TO BEAR! ..."
Feb 16, 2015/by YMI

DAY 10 : FRIENDSHIP

Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. True friends seek a special kind of good for their friends: the highest good, which is that they might know God and love Him with all of their heart, soul, and mind. German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “The aim of friendship is exclusively determined by what God’s will is for the other person.”
Feb 15, 2015/by YMI