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Children think they know.. but they have noooo idea!

What’s Love?

Whats Love got to do with it, Got to do with it?…  What is Love? Baby don’t hurt me, Don’t hurt me no more… As long as you Love me. 

Thank you Tina Turner, Night at the Roxbury and Justin Beiber.. (did I really just THANK the Beibs?!)

Lately I have been thinking a lot about Love. Not because tomorrow is Valentines Day, but it just seems to have been popping up lately.

I LOVE my best friend. I LOVE my morning coffee. I LOVE my car. I LOVE my child. Even though I feel LOVE for all of these, It isn’t all the same Love. Love isn’t simple. Love is expressed in so many ways.

I have been listening to a book on tape (great for my morning and evening commutes!) by Bob Goff. It is titled  Love Does. The story that I heard this morning was about a young man named Ryan who was head over heels in Love with his girlfriend. He was so crazy in Love that he asked a complete stranger if he could use his backyard as the backdrop for his wedding proposal. The stranger recognized this Crazy Love and agreed. Ryan then asked if he and his girlfriend could use their deck for dinner before he proposed. The stranger agreed. In the end, the stranger had let Ryan use his deck for dinner and dancing and took the young couple out on his boat for an evening sail. The Love that Ryan had and the excitement that took over him had taken this stranger by storm. The story ends with Ryan’s proposal on the stranger’s boat on a beautiful starry night.. topped off with water cannons, that the stranger had set up to add to the magic and excitement of the evening. The stranger was Bob Goff. In this story he explains how Ryan’s, almost idiotic, Crazy Love was contagious, and he was so happy to say ‘Yes’ to Ryan’s requests. Yes, I teared up a bit in the car, I am a SUCKER for stories like this! Oh, By the way, Ryan’s girlfriend said ‘Yes’ 🙂

Bob says ‘Love is never stationary’. It isn’t something that just sits there, waiting. It’s an active, mental, emotional, physical thing. You have to do something with it, for it. Saying ‘I love you’ or that you Love something is almost an empty act. Doing something for Love is what proves your point. Doing something every time isn’t always necessary. (I know I don’t need a dozen roses every time I hear “I Love you”)

Love is so strong. It is so powerful. I don’t fully know it. I’m sure lots of people don’t understand it.

As a mother, I have learned to Love deeply. The Love I have for my child is a greater Love than I could ever imagine. As I tuck him in and kiss him goodnight, I tell him “I love you”. And the response I get is “Love you too, mom!” Just hearing that melts my heart. I can’t even explain to him how my heart hurts from all the Love I have for him.  

I enjoying Loving. I enjoy being Loved. I look forwards to learning how to Love more. 

In conclusion, I would LOVE to have another cup of coffee 🙂

“In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does” -Bob Goff

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Hi Ken, I’m Barbie.

Is there a rule that a beautiful person HAS to marry an equally beautiful person? No? Ohhhhohoho no no no.. I think there is. And once you have become said amount of beautiful, and of the legal age, I believe there is an agreement that you are required to sign, stating that you WILL marry a person of equal to or greater than beauty to yours.

Exhibit A: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth just announced that they are engaged.

I’m not saying im a Hannah Montana fan, but I did watch (and bawled my eyes out in the first 20 minutes) The Last Song, in which these two love birds co-stared in. It is hard to deny that she is pretty, some might say beautiful, I would not call her sexy.. she is 19! thats.just.wrong.

Liam on the other hand.. I would not hesitate to call him a delicious hunk of yum! Have you heard him talk?! That Australian accent is.to.die.for! I have not yet seen The Hunger Games, but I’m hoping he takes his shirt off at least once in it..??

As I wipe the drool from my chin, I have to admit that they are a beautiful couple. Wishing you many years of happy Hollywood marriage (cause we all know how those turn out..). Advice: Don’t ask Kim K. for marriage advice. And pleeeeaaaaassssseee, as much as I want to follow your every day lives, don’t get a reality show.

Exhibit B: Victoria (Posh Spice) and David Beckham

I don’t think two HOTTER people could be together! These two for sure got hold of the agreement and signed on the dotted line.

Unfortunately, I don’t think all beautifuls were told about said agreement..

Exhibit C: Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

She is hot. He is not

Exhibit D: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

She is hot. He is not

In my short presentation above.. you can clearly see that if you sign the agreement, you will have beautiful babies and be married for a long time! If you don’t sign the agreement, you will still have beautiful babies, most likely divorce, and possibly turn into a train wreck.
We can all hope for a Barbie and Ken relationship.. I know I am!
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