Thursday, March 24, 2011

4 For You

“Love is a many splendored thing”,  and a loving relationship takes work to keep it splendored. In our hurry scurry world so many things get left undone. Don’t let your love come undone. A loving relationship is the one thing that makes the ugly world recede and provides a safe haven to rest in. It is a treasure that God blesses us with here on earth.

A Holy Experience, had some wonderful advice about how to keep love fresh by investing 4 minutes a day. 4 minutes for; 4 affirmations, 4 hugs, 4 fixations.

4 Affirmations: If saying good things about ourselves, with self-affirmations, can boost our spirits how great could we make our loved one feel by purposely saying 4 kind and good things to them?

4 Hugs: Physical contact with someone you love speaks volumes. Make eye contact, hug and reset your love meter to “Yes! You are one for me.”

4 Fixations: At these four places let your love be known; when you leave the marriage bed, when you leave the front door, when you return through the front door, when you return to the marriage bed.

Relationships take time and effort, even a good relationship needs constant maintenance. Keep your love fresh doing these simple things.

Every relationship in your life will benefit from a hug and/or kind word.  Don’t let a day go by that you haven’t expressed love and gratitude to; your spouse, your children, your parents, your friends, your co-workers. Let God’s love shine through you.


  1. Wonderful advice! So often I get caught up in daily living that I forget to affirm to others around me how much I care for them:) Blessings to you today.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Easy and so true, a few kind words make you feel so loved! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for being so loving!!!

  3. You can't have too many hugs, too many compliments, too many endearing moments.

  4. Thanks for these wonderful reminders. It is too easy to get caught up in ourselves and forget to demonstrate our love for others.

  5. Thank you for your comments ladies. I appreciate the dialogue. Shanda, welcome.

  6. Hi Slly,
    Great advice and easy to follow.
    Thanks for posting.

  7. Very good advice! I love the use of "4" to help remember it. Thank you for sharing! :)

  8. I'm so glad I made it over here to see this post! Wonderful the 4 concept, too. Sometimes a few words of affirmation can feel like a giant hug!

  9. Being kind is never wrong. Have a great week Donna and Karen. Welcome Cathy.

  10. Wonderful wonderful advice. And another one is "it takes 3 to make a marriage". God, the hubby, and me, in that order.
    Thanks Sally,


  11. Suzanne, I couldn't agree with you more.