Posts tagged ‘love’

Love Week: Little Love Stories

There’s a lot to look forward to next week! There’s Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and the Koreans have a 3 day long celebration to celebrate their Lunar New Year. Today, we’re going to get your little love engines going with some sweet love stories that we’ve collected from all over the web!

Love Stories via StoryCorp.

Just click on the quote to hear their story!

We love hearing love stories, do you have any you’d like to share with us?

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February 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Hump Day Post – 60 Tiny Love Stories To Make You Smile

Welcome to Wednesday! Also affectionately known as ‘hump day’ in many work circles, so we’ve decided to give you a daily dose of inspiring/funny/interesting goodness to keep your day going. For our first hump day post, we couldn’t help but go with a great little mood booster we stumbled upon: 60 Tiny Love Stories To Make You Smile.

Here are some tidbits:

  • Today, when she woke up from an eleven month coma, she kissed me and said, “Thank you for being here, and telling me those beautiful stories, and never giving up on me… And yes, I will marry you.”
  • Today, my 8-year-old son hugged me and said, “You are the best mom in the whole entire world!” I smiled and sarcastically replied, “How do you know that? You haven’t met every mom in the whole entire world.” My son squeezed me tighter and said, “Yes I have. You are my world.”
  • Today, my 21 year old Labrador can barely stand up, can’t see, can’t hear, and doesn’t have enough strength to bark. But it doesn’t stop her from wagging her tail a mile a minute every single time I walk into the room.
  • Today, on our 50th wedding anniversary, she smiled at me and said, “I only wish I had met you sooner.”

 

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January 9, 2013 at 10:01 am 1 comment

Question: Why did Grandpa Cross the Border?

Answer: To see his grandkids on the other side!

When you think about it, the term ‘long distance love’ typically conjures up images of romantic couples, planes, and a slew of images that involve lots of hugging and jumping into a loved ones arms. Yet those aren’t the only relationships that long distance love encompasses. Think about all the people that are near and dear to you: your best friend in Dubai, your brother ‘working’ in Brazil, your 85-year-old grandma who always knows what to say in a time of crisis. Those are the people we love from afar. Read on and you’ll find that you are also part of the long distance love community – you just didn’t know it!

Parents + Children

It’s been said time and time again, ‘they grow up so fast’. From the first time you drop them off at pre-school to their first trip abroad on their own, long distance love between parents and their children is inevitable. Care packages with chocolate chip cookies and warm socks for your son at college, bedtime Skype dates with your 3-year-old daughter when you are traveling for work, phone calls to review the latest episode of Glee with your 13-year-old daughter who lives with her mother 400 miles away…that’s all part of long distance love.

Grandparents + Grandkids

Approximately 80 million grandparents live in North America. And of that 80 million, 24 million (that’s 30%!) live a long distance from their grandchildren. Most people don’t really think of living far away from grandpa and grandma as a long distance love, but just ask yourself this as you spend your Saturday morning on the phone teaching your mom how to text, or as you are packing up 3 kids under 5 for a 6-hour plane ride to the other side of the country – would you be doing this if it weren’t true love?! However you choose to keep that love alive, it’s a special relationship and one that if nurtured, has a multitude of benefits for kids, parents and grandparents.

Married Couples + Couples

Are you and your partner miles apart? Did you at one point live on opposite ends of the country, or even the world with your now husband or wife? If so, you’re not alone. According to The Centre for the Study of Long Distance Relationships, 75% of all engaged couples were at one point long distance in their relationship. So when your honey has to travel for work, or is going to school in a different country, or is off fighting for your country, you become a part of the long distance love community. Embrace it, it’s kind of how the world works now. And because for most it seems to be worth it in the end!

Friends + Family

Your best friend just got promoted and now lives in New York, you’re in Toronto. Your old college roommate is throwing her bachelorette and the only way you can see her in the silly school girl costume she is being forced to wear is via Skype. You wake up to 3 missed calls from your younger, thrill-seeking cousin who called to tell you he’s just surfed the largest wave ever in Australia. The list goes on. With the constant contact via text and on Facebook these days, sometimes we don’t even remember that our friends are far away geographically until we attempt to contact them the old fashioned way, the phone. It’s when you hear the voice ‘Long distance charges will apply.’ that you remember. Oops! End call.

When it comes to the people we love and how often we see, speak, or get a chance to hug them, the reality is that everyone just isn’t as physically close as they used to be. Your lives get busier, people get relocated to exotic locations, and that dream you’ve always had to travel with your job becomes a reality. Long distance love is a part of all of us, be it through your friends, your other half, or your little girl who bought her first apartment 3 hours away from home. Luckily, with a little help from technology (and frequent flyer miles!) we don’t always have to feel as far away as we are!

October 19, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment


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