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Live, Laugh, Love

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So much to say is 3 little words.

To live well.   Be good to yourself, your family and others.   Be big in behavior, not small.  Think mature, not immature.   Take the long view, not shortsighted.   Keep your head about you.  To dig deep for comprehension, not parter at the surface.   Participate thickly, not thinly.   Consider carefully Abraham Lincoln’s thought that “in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”   Or roll Oscar Wilde’s thought around during the day:  “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  It is not at all necessary to do or have grand things to live well.   All you must have is freedom and accuracy of perception and appreciation. Celebrate how great life is.  The world is a beautiful place to be.  Colorful.  Stimulating.  Interesting. With ample curiosities to keep busy for a lifetime, each thing leading to another.

To laugh often.     Laughter cures the soul.  It removes masks.  Humanizes.    Laughter heals many rifts, bridges many gaps.  It builds memories.   Laughter is universal among people.  Laughter makes you live longer.  Laughter makes friends, builds memories. Laughter vanquishes demons and warms your soul.

To love much.  Love is the most generous gift given us.  Love makes all else possible.  Absent love, the world would yield merely a life which was poor, nasty, brutish and short, to borrow from Thomas Hobbes.   To love greatly means to love unselfishly, for the sake of others as well as yourself.   To love things beyond yourself, beyond your personal interests. Love gives back two-fold.   Love improves others.   Love improves the  giver.

Share yourself.  Let the wonderful you out into the world and let it affect and infect others with love and laughter!

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Love it’s forever…..

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Why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger:

The Chinese give a beautiful explanation to this.

The thumb represents your parents.
The index finger represents your siblings.
The middle finger represents yourself.
The ring finger represents your life partner.
The little finger/pinky represents your children.

Now to show you the beauty:

Hold your hands together like the picture.  Join your middle fingers back-to-back, and the remaining fingers tip-to-tip.
Now, try to separate your thumbs.  They will separate because your parents are not destined to live with you forever.  Rejoin your thumbs, and now separate your index fingers.  They will separate because your siblings will have their own families and head their own lives.  Rejoin your index fingers and separate your little/pinky fingers.  They will separate because your children will grow up, get married, and settle down away from you.  Rejoin your pinky fingers and now try to separate your ring fingers…..

They will not be able to separate because your life partner is meant to be with you throughout your entire life, through thick and thin.