LoveYou2.org is the brilliant brain child of my college roommate, Shannon Weber. I spent a festive, fun filled weekend in San Francisco attending the BlogHerPro, Renegade Craft Fair, watching Santa Con. We thrifted, ate too much and relaxed- all with a dear friend and her family. Shannon’s the brains and heart behind LoveYou2.org. Which, in light of current events, is something the world could use a lot more of.
Words of love and encouragement as you walk by or up the steps to home. I love this and the idea of spreading positive vibes in anyway, anyhow- random or deliberately.
Love notes from LoveYou2 are available to download here is an excellent way to get moving in the right, positive direction. Words of love and encouragement are always appreciated and remembered.
I love this, I saw it on Instagram, and seeing this view of the tragic event in Connecticut has given me some peace. But for those of us left behind on earth it’s hard to know with the complete randomness of shootings as they occur around the country. What to do or how to deal with your feelings. For sure, there’s no easy solution to the gun situation. Folks on either side are hell bent on having it their way.
As a mother, I’ve come to the conclusion that we need to take action within our own families. A few ideas…
1. Take care of your little people as the grow, their healthy and happiness is your responsibility.
2. Spread the love and encouragement on thick, until it feels over the top and makes them roll their eyes.
3. Make certain you’re sincere when you verbalize love.
4. Give them your full attention- eye contact and often. Don’t expect them to put the game or phone down, look and listen to you if you don’t show them the same respect (put the phone down).
5. Really listen to what they tell you (or aren’t saying in their actions).
6. Keep your kids close, just like they say in the drug and alcohol free ads you hear and see on billboards. So talk to your teens and encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings with you.
7. Get them help them if you sense there is a problem with their mental health.
8. Be a good example.
9. Give hugs and kisses, cuddle.
10. Get in the habit of family time. But go with whatever works- dinner together, reading, watching a movie, games etc.