Lust or love? Nature pushes the mating call button early on and lust predominates. Hopefully, in time true love emerges.
Emotional fitness thoughts
The old movie, Love Story claimed “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Balderdash, bah humbug, bs. True loves means knowing when you have hurt someone, and making up even if the other person was dead wrong.
What about abuse? You can love and separate. In terms of physical abuse that means not living with; in terms of emotional abuse it means guarding your heart and distancing emotionally.
EFTI’s Twelve Daily Emotional Fitness Exercises are designed to keep you strong when hurt, anger, or fear visit. Here’s is a free EFTI poster coach reminding you of ways to practice those exercises.
Today’s post was prompted by Valentine’s Day and this Word Press Daily Prompt: It’s Friday, I’m in Love Remember your first crush? Think about that very first object of your affection. Oh, the sweaty palms. The swoony feeling in your stomach. Tell us the story of your first crush. What was it about this person that made your heart pound? Was the love requited? Change the names to protect the guilty or innocent if you must! No judgement here. Happy Valentine’s Day!
My first crush was a very safe one. It was Casey Tibbs, a rodeo all around champion. I wrote him a fan letter and got a post card in reply. In time along came a one true love that lasted for three years. In time along came David and 44 years of marriage.
As always thank you for all you do to support EFTI’s efforts to help others stay strong. Kindness is karma and comes back to bless you.
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Lust versus Love (psychologytoday.com)
- Word Press Daily Prompt (wordpress.com)
- Self-soothing to Create Calm in Your Life (amazon.com)
- 12 Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (amazon.com)