Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Color of Heaven
By Julianne MacLean writing as E.V. Mitchell

Life is hard.  It's cruel sometimes.  It's merciless and unfair, but we all go through difficult times, one way or another.  You've had more than your share of knocks lately, I'll give you that, but it doesn't mean you get to quit.  No one gets to quit.  You keep fighting, every day, and sooner or later, the grief fades a little.  You grow stronger, find joy again, and everything gets easier.  You come out of it more equipped to handle the next wave, which will come eventually.  There will always be waves.

For all we know, each day could be our last.  What matters most is the appreciation and gratefulness we should feel for each precious day we have with one another.

Love is our greatest achievement.  Don't ever forget that.  Don't squander it.  Seek it.  Experience it.  Savor it every day that you can, because you never know when a rogue wave might sweep you away.

No one knows we're here.  It's just us.  You and me.  As far as I'm concerned, the rest of the world doesn't even exist, so we can live by our own rules.

He held me tight, then pressed his lips to mine.  I felt like a woman, not a girl anymore.  He was my mate, my partner, my great love, and nothing had ever felt so right and so real.  I had no doubts about anything...

Monday, February 11, 2013

Acadian Waltz
By Alexandrea Weis

"Sometimes you have to discover what you don't want in order to appreciate what it is you really need.  Once you have lived, only then can you truly love."

....Maybe we have to suffer through the bad to appreciate the good in our lives.

...The dark trials of life had a way of making the special moments shine a little bit brighter for all of us.  Maybe it was not so much that we had to first live before we found love, but that we had to first love before we truly started living.

...My faith had taught me that true love could forgive a multitude of sins......our souls are not judged by the sins we accumulate in life, but by the love we take with us after our life has ebbed away.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Christmas Note
By Trenton Hughes

Christmas is about the sacrifice Christ made for us.  It is about the birth of Jesus.  It is about giving.  It is about hope and joy.  Life is about living and doing.  Life is about loving what you have and not what you could have.  Life is about giving and caring.  Life is about love.  Both of these are things I never would have realized without you.