Love is an energy, not an emotion. Love is the connection between every living thing. Giving without needing to be asked, and without expecting anything in return is how you physically represent love. When you love someone or have a passion that you will give yourself to unconditionally, that is love. Do not love things.. they don't love back. Wasting love or putting your heart where it doesn't belong is a great way to get yourself hurt.

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thepoetx
1 hour ago
VIB Travel
When to Save, Spend, and Splurge on Hotels

As a travel writer, I stay in a lot of hotels. In the past, I have learnt some vital lessons on when to save, spend, and splurge on hotels. Here is my guide on when and where to spend money and when you are better off saving your cash for other things.

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Skpittard
1 hour ago
VIB Higher Power
My Holy Knife / Finding the Holy in a mundane world

I have a bread knife. It's holy. I've had it for almost 20 years--it's as sharp today as it was the day I purchased it. I have only used it to cut bread. After which, it's wiped it clean, returned to its protective cover and placed back in the drawer. I have many other knives, too. This one is special--it's holy.

I came home from work to find my holy bread knife in the sink with pizza sauce on it. The pizza stone was on top of the stove with distinct cut marks on it. My husband was watching a movie--oblivious to what was about to happen.

I freaked out! I might have scared him a bit. Because, I rarely go berserk, but when I do I'm

Posted By
RachelM
1 hour ago

Lita is delighted to tell Gentle Reader that the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest named Wrath, Prequel to Tredan’s Bane as the Honorable Mention Winner in its Fiction-Short Story category. Readers’ Favorite gives readers a resource for quality book reviews. Their annual book award contest offers authors the opportunity to gain recognition and exposure of…

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LitaBurke
1 hour ago

Day in, day out, week in, year out. It would stay the same. I was already weary in 2004. Like, 10 YEARS AGO. I didn t start visually documenting drawing it until 2007, though. 2007 Two years passed and a lot happened.

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DustyLalas
1 hour ago
VIB Self
September and Monthly Goals

I read somewhere that it takes roughly 21 days to make or break a habit, so instead of having goals for this school/academic year that starting now, I decided that I will establish monthly goals. I will start each month by writing 5 specific and measurable goals. Then, I will analyze my success at the end of the month. What about you?

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MarinaSilvaOpps
6 hours ago
VIB Writing
Birdsong | Kathleen Maher's Pure Fiction

No space, no time, no Thomas. And then--how inevitable: Time kicks in. I'm Thomas again, or almost, suspended among tubes and cords, beeps, and airborne chemicals. A smothering sensation thins into searing pain. Therefore, I must be alive. Therefore--that's the proof of existence. I'm here but broken. In the distance, sheets of light and feathery […]

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kathleenmaher
1 day ago
VIB Higher Power
“When you live in light of eternity, your values change.”

A thought by Rick Warren, (2012-10-23) from his book, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (p. 49). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

That is so true. My writing this and sending it out on a holiday for you to read is done in light of my believing that this life you and I are living is not the end. My belief is that this life I am living now is only a very small part of the life that I will live. My 90 or so years is only a drop in the bucket of my life.

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billonli
1 day ago

"10 Quotes Can Help Spark an Awakening of Humanity"

Humanity has been at war for many thousands of years. Not at war with itself, but with an intelligent band of beast who view themselves as gods and view humanity as their personal property. Over the years there have been many great warriors who have struggled to bring humanity to its senses and mount a successful resistance to this war on humanity or more precisely a war on human consciousness.

Posted By
thepoetx
1 day ago
VIB Writing
Top 10 Interesting Origins of Words - Top10HQ

Etymology is always an interesting subject. We often don’t give a second thought to the words we use in everyday life, but many of them have fascinating origins and have survived as part of our language for centuries. There are countless examples of words which have unexpected origins and represented very different things in societies and cultures of centuries past. Our language has changed considerably over the years and the original meanings of some of these words are far removed from our modern day usage.

Posted By
hqonly
1 day ago

Do you believe you can heal from illness/ shed weight/ achieve balanced and vibrant health? When you think of the road to health do you think it is your divine right or are you stuck in the mindset that being sick, fat, or otherwise unhealthy is "just the way it is"?

Posted By
Theorganicblonde
3 days ago

Even though fall doesn’t officially start until late September I consider the end of summer to be Labor Day. I have already begun the process of transitioning my summer wardrobe into my fall wardrobe. It is a little bittersweet to have summer ending but I could not be more excited for the start of fall. To celebrate and bid farewell to the end of another season I have compiled my favorite outfits from summer to take a look back on. Was there a specific favorite of yours?

Posted By
mariellelauren
3 days ago

Overwhelmed by the unsettling fear that I didn't really know myself, which quickly segued into a disturbing sense of helplessness and lack of control, I went into therapy. I can't say that therapy did much for me. After months of rehashing old issues about my sexuality (yeah, I'd been around the block only about a zillion times by the time I was 20), which only served to stir up feelings of frustration and anger toward my parents, I called it quits. The thoughts were still there and showed no sign of budging. Everything felt mechanical. What was supposed to be the happiest time in my life was painful. Ruined. Why was I so different from everyone else? Why couldn't I just be happy?

Posted By
helenafortissima
4 days ago

A while back I wrote a piece entitled, “What Women Want” and had the aid of three lovely and very talented ladies to help me figure out just what that was.

Now however, I figured it was the men’s turn to share their thoughts and spill their guts, hence this piece.

There were three totally radical dudes (listed below) who actually answered my questions, can you believe it, I’m as happy as I was the day I discovered ...

Posted By
MikeJMele
4 days ago