Do you need love? Why? Why not? Psychologists and relational experts regularly report that humans need love, in one form or another. Some need more than others, depending on their personalities and life experiences. But, do YOU need love?
When I talk about love, I picture one of the Four types of love: eros, storge, phileo, and agape. Can this question truly be answered without clarifying which love is meant? No, it cannot. So, let us be more specific, do we (you) need any one of the four types of love? According to your personality, do you need one of the four types of love to survive and thrive in life?
I believe, as humans, we do. Designed by our creator to need certain things: water, air, and I believe, love, in one form or another. How can a person survive without some degree of one form of love in their life? What do you think? Can you live a satisfying life without one of the four types of love? Comment below.
through the hard times,
through the rough times,
no matter what times these is,
there is always times for music.
Piercing to the touch
the thorns He bore cut deep,
growing tall like every tree
these roots do gently weep.
Nimbly knives separate thin branches
for crafting something light,
wishing to be rid of stresses
these thorns deliver their plight.
Pushing down – blood does trickle
torn flesh does heed,
bearing all our sins – beforehand,
this crown our souls does feed.
Generations of sinners do thrive
on layers of His actions,
fueling hearts to acquiesce
His kingdom abstractions.
Spring is upon us,
I cannot wait to dig,
for everything new in life
that grows very big.
Will you see the stars at night,
gazing down on you,
or shut your eyes intently,
because there are so few.
Why do words fall away?
Why do they not fly?
How do words just sit and spin when no one turns their crank?
Have you ever been stuck for a word? I have. I find myself searching my mental files for words, looking in dictionaries, thesauruses, and word books. All to no avail. Why is it when you really need the right word you can’t find it but when you don’t need a word they jump out at you?
Words are fickle, like cats.
I finally decided on the cover art for my new collection… check it out –
Just a reminder… live life to the fullest, you never know when you may not have the opportunity to take another breath.
As my family welcomed in a new member this past week I was reminded of the importance of living life to the fullest and spending as much time with the people you love as possible. You never know when your time will be up and you will not have that opportunity to say, feel, or even think another loving thought or express another word to those whom you love.
Spring break has arrived! Yes! A much needed break and time to recoup and recover from three long months of teaching and dealing with the politics of education.
Have you ever wondered why teachers need breaks? Well let me tell you. Teachers not only teach curriculum, handle daily/hourly/minute-by-minute issues; they also walk a fine line with regards to colleagues, communicate with parents, meet state and district timelines and test requirements. They grade, organize, plan, and create a learning environment which meets local and state regulations for fire codes. I never knew going into public teaching that so many hats would be required, but I must say they are worth every ounce of struggle, sweat, and sacrifice. The pay-off of seeing a struggling student learn a skill, a partially proficient student reach proficiency, and an emotional unstable student become stable because of their success far out-weighs all of the struggles, late nights, and pressure. I know, I know – I’m sounding preachy; but I have a reason… I meet people regularly who think teaching is just relaying a skill in a way in which a student can pick it up and do it. Teaching is so much more. It involves so much more effort than I ever gave it and it comes with so many more rewards that make every day worth the effort.
So I encourage you, if you know a teacher, give them a hug or a thank you today.