I was blessed enough to join a Lenten talk in Don Bosco with one of my favorite priests Fr. Dennis Paez and I'd like to share it with all of the yummymummies out there:)
Please just take what you like and leave the rest behind. :)
LOVING WITH AN IMPACT
After marriage, couples often 'fall out' of love because the romantic love that captivated us has either lessened or is now long gone (sad but true.) When this happens, we both start living secret lives that lead to AFFAIRS.
This DOES NOT just refer to another man or woman, but ANYTHING THAT WE LOVE MORE THAN OUR SPOUSE IS AN AFFAIR -your work, career, parents, siblings, sports, car, CHILDREN..anything. (this really struck me!)
We must strive to let our partners become our best friends so marriage/ relationships work/s.
We all have LOVE TANKS that need to be filled with love and affection by our partners. All dysfunctional behavior is related to an empty or depleted love tank. Similar to a bank, you can make DEPOSITS and WITHDRAWALS in your partner's LOVE TANK.
Withdrawals happen when you are misunderstood, things are misplaced, important things are forgotten. These are usually UNINTENTIONAL, but they hurt and the result is disappointment, frustration, pain and an empty love tank.
SO....we need to store on deposits CONSCIOUSLY!
And what better way to do that than speaking their language!
The Five Languages of Love
-How we love, how we experience love, how we show love
Words of Affirmation
Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.
Adults carry baggage of low self esteem and feeling unloved when primary Language of Love is violated in childhood with demeaning words.
In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.
Most children remember not what their parents SAID but what their parents DID!
Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures.
Acts of Service
Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter.
This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face—they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive.
Babies who are held often develop better emotionally than babies who are not.
- THREE CHEERS FOR BREASTFEEDING AND BABY WEARING!!!
We must speak each others LANGUAGE OF LOVE so that the other person knows and feels that you love him or her!!
Most misbehavior in children is due to empty love tanks.
All children have different LANGUAGES OF LOVE, so we cannot put them in molds- each one communicates differently. We can find this out by HOW THEY DEAL WITH OTHERS, WHAT MATTERS TO THEM and WHAT THEY ALWAYS ASK OR REQUEST FOR.
STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN.
This applies to EVERYONE- parents, our children, siblings, spouses, colleagues!!
If you'd like to know more, you may take a short assessment test here.
Sending you all the love in the language that you love and deserve! Have a Blessed Holy Week and a glorious Easter! Yummy hugs and kisses!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Bring happy days to your child this summer at ST MICHAEL PLAYHOUSE!
Reserve now! Call or text 0917 847 0848, or email St.Michael.Playhouse@gmail.com.
Summer is fun and sun and more! We're ready to bring happy days to your child at ST MICHAEL PLAYHOUSE!
Tuesday, April 26 at 8:30am - May 23 at 11:00am
St Michael Playhouse, Makati City
G/f, 6241 Palma cor Mañalac Sts., Bgy. Poblacion (near Rockwell)
Summer is sun and fun and more! And we're ready to bring happy days to your child at ST MICHAEL PLAYHOUSE! Call or text 0917 847 0848, or email St.Michael.Playhouse@gmail.com to reserve your seat!
**Parent-Child Loves Summer program!**
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Bond with your baby! Under the guidance of experienced Waldorf teacher Josie Sanchez, you will do meaningful activi...ties with your child, and bond in a loving, nourishing way!This program is for young children to learn to play and interact with each other, with the security of having one of their parents with them in the room.
For children from under a year old to 2 to 3 years old, accompanied by one parent only
every Monday, 9am to 11am starting April 25 till May 23, OR
every Saturday, 9am to 11am starting April 30 till May 21.
attendance to Monday class (5 Mondays): P2,500
attendance to Saturday class (4 Saturdays): P2,000
attendance to both Monday and Saturday classes: P4,500
per class: P800
""Daycare Does Summer program!**
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Every week brings something new to your child! In this home away from home, your child will get to do a variety of activities that will stimulate him just the right way, calm her at just the right time. Our gifted Waldorf teachers follow a gentle rhythm balanced with new activities your children are sure to enjoy!!
For children 2 to 3 years old to 5 years old
Tuesday to Friday, starting April 26 till May 20
full-day: 8:30am to 5:00pm
half-day: 8:30am to 12:00nn OR 2pm to 5pm
Choose your schedule:
April 26 to 29
Afternoon: Wet-on-wet painting
May 3 to 6
Afternoon: Hand crafts
May 10 to 13
Morning: Wet-on-wet painting
May 17 to 20
Morning: Hand crafts
Fees (includes materials):
weekly fee for half-day: P3,500
weekly fee for full-day: P4,500
entire program, half-day: P10,000
entire program, full-day: P12,900
per class, half-day: P1,000
per class, full-day: P1,500
Reserve now! Walk-ins discouraged as teachers need to prepare for class materials and meals accordingly. Call or text 0917 847 0848, or email St.Michael.Playhouse@gmail.com.