I used to be a very romantic person until my husband stopped calling me from the office to say he missed me and loved me and started calling me to ask if the plumber had come to fix the kids' toilet and if I had called the vet to see when Sadie needed her next Parvo shot.
Whatever "faving" a post with a "star" meant to users (placement, praise, bookmarks), the "heart" implies something more. ❤s are much closer to us. It comes down to this: the heart symbol is undeniably personal, while the star symbol is not.
I remember several years ago I asked my Bible Study teacher "please explain The Holy Spirit to me as best you can." She pointed me in the direction of the Book of Acts in the Bible, which I read and she said "The Holy Spirit is the voice that talks within you, our Counselor and our Comforter.
More than any other couple we've ever interviewed, Ron and Mariah embody the principle that when two hearts are separated, all difficulties can seem insurmountable, but when they are united as one, nothing is impossible.
But what exactly does working on your relationship really mean? Is it really true that the willingness to do "the work" is the critical factor in determining the quality of your relationships? And what exactly is the work that relationships require anyway?
If you love each other you shouldn't fight, things will be consistently blissful forever, you never have to say you're sorry... about anything, you'll never be lonely again and about a thousand other things that will turn out to be untrue. The word for these beliefs is "illusions."
Listening to the inner alarm takes deep courage, especially when we are in love with a dream and when that dream involves other people or a living creature. Broken dreams hurt -- even when they don't fit into the life we envision for ourselves.
More than 23,000 schools out of 132,000 nationwide have or are discarding a highly punitive approach to school discipline in favor of supportive, compassionate and solution-oriented methods. Those that take the slow-but-steady road can see a 20 percent to 40 percent drop in suspensions.
As my modest contribution to this frenzy, I decided to take a cursory look through the archive of the Hubble Space Telescope, to see if I could identify images that include "heart-shaped" celestial objects.
Insights from our heart can help us uncover what has stopped us from moving forward in our lives, transform the way we think and feel about people, and stir up yearnings we might have buried for years -- desires that lead us to living our dreams.
Why let the generic, mass-market Hallmark holiday get you down? Valentine's Day is about more than commercialized concepts of romantic love. It's a day to celebrate the universal love that makes the world go 'round.