Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.
Always behave as if Christ himself were your chaperone, because truthfully He is watching over you and your date!
—Anonymous (via godlydatingandfeelings)
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
But First, You Believe Him by Cassi Clerget | NEW (guest) POST
He said it first. I knew it was coming and waited for it, anticipated it. It was as if I was holding my breath and those three words set me free, filling my lungs with a hope I could build a life on.
I. Love. You.
I love you.
I had never heard them…
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart