It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 8, Book 09

The First Secret - The Power Of Thought
Love begins with our thoughts. We become what we think about. Loving thoughts create loving experiences and loving relationships. Affirmations can change our beliefs and thoughts about others and ourselves. If we want to love someone, we need to consider their needs and desires. Thinking about your ideal partner will help you recognize her when you meet her.The
Second Secret - The Power Of Respect
You cannot love anyone or anything unless you first respect them. The first person you need to respect is yourself. To begin to gain self-respect asks yourself, "What do I respect about myself?" To gain respect for others, even those you may dislike, ask yourself "What do I respect about them?"
The Third Secret - The Power Of Giving
If you want to receive love, all you have to do is give it! The more love you give, the more you will receive. To love is to give of yourself freely and unconditionally. Practice random acts of kindness. Before committing to a relationship ask not what the other person will be able to give to you, but rather what will you be able to give them. The secret formula of a happy, lifelong, loving relationship is to always focus on what you can give instead of what you can take.
The Fourth Secret - The Power Of Friendship
To find a true love, you must first find a true friend. Love does not consist of gazing into each other's eyes, but rather looking outward together in the same direction. To love someone completely you must love them for who they are, not what they look like. Friendship is the soil through which love's seeds grow. If you want to bring love into a relationship, you must first bring friendship.
The Fifth Secret - The Power Of Touch
Touch is one of the most powerful expressions of love, breaking down barriers and bonding relationships. Touch changes our physical and emotional states and makes us more receptive to love
The Sixth Secret - The Power Of Letting Go
If you love something, let it free. If it comes back to you it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was. Even in a loving relationship, people need their own space. If we want to learn to love, we must first learn to forgive and let go of past hurts and grievances. Love means letting go of our fears, prejudices, egos and conditions. "Today I let go of all my fears, the past has no power over me - today is the beginning of a new life."
The Seventh Secret - The Power Of Communication
When we learn to communicate openly and honestly, life changes. To love someone is to communicate with them. Let the people you love know that you love them and appreciate them. Never be afraid to say those three magic words: "I Love you." Never let an opportunity pass to praise someone. Always leave someone you love with a loving word - it could be the last time you see them. If you were about to die but could make telephone calls to the people you loved, who would you call, what would you say and..why are you waiting?
The Eighth Secret - The Power Of Commitment
If you want to have love in abundance, you must be committed to it, and that commitment will be reflected in your thoughts and actions. Commitment is the true test of love. If you want to have loving relationships, you must be committed to loving relationships. When you are committed to someone or something, quitting is never an option. Commitment distinguishes a fragile relationship from a strong one.
The Ninth Secret - The Power Of Passion
Passion ignites love and keeps it alive. Lasting passion does not come through physical attraction alone; it comes from deep commitment, enthusiasm, interest and excitement. Passion can be recreated by recreating past experiences when you felt passionate. Spontaneity and surprises produce passion. The essence of love and happiness are the same; all we need to do is to live each day with passion.
The Tenth Secret - The Power Of Trust
Trust is essential in all loving relationships. Without it one person becomes suspicious, anxious and fearful and the other person feels wrapped and emotionally suffocated. You cannot love someone completely unless you trust them completely. Act as if your relationship with the person you love will never end. One of the ways you can tell whether a person is right for you is to ask yourself, "Do I trust them completely and unreservedly?" If the answer is "no", think carefully before making a commitment.
Author Unknown


Don’t we all love to hear secrets? The trouble with secrets is that they don’t stay that way at all once we’ve told them. I certainly don’t mind if you share these secrets with someone else today.

LOVE is the most powerful force in the world. It does make the world go round for sure. Without love we don’t stand a chance.

I will be off to church as always today and after that just relaxing at home. It seems that it takes me most of the weekend to recover from the work week so I will have a true R & R day today. I will be refreshed and renewed, and relaxed.

You all are continually in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can in someway be refreshed too.


God is always telling you and showing you just how much He loves you. Don’t be afraid then to say, "I love you too God." Don’t be afraid to live that love in your life either. Love God with everything you have and with everything you are. Love yourself, love your neighbor, and make this whole world your neighborhood. Always remember that God is love, that life is joy, and that we are one. And always listen for the million ways that God says, "I love you."

Joseph J. Mazzella

‘On Ya’-ma

What did one light bulb say to the other?
"I love you a whole watt!"


Adirondackcountrygal said...

A LOVEly entry today!

Hollie said...

Thanks for sharing all those secrets! They were good ones! I hope you have a great day of R & R! I'm glad that the weather has been a little better for you too. It was so nice here yesterday too. We were in the low 60s.....a nice change.

Anonymous said...

I love secrets LOL...and sharing love for one another is "no" secret...just a very wonderful warm feeling in your heart.."love is a many splendored thing!!!"..have a great R & R cause I know you deserve it...and thanks for the "loving" words...God Bless...hugs...Ora

Scrappy quilter said...

Another lovely entry.

Linda said...

I went to church this morning and am supposed to be cleaning right now but it is turning into a R & R day for me as well. Linda