Keep Smiling...with Rosie Preston

February 14, 2020 chris
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By Rosie Preston

Love is everywhere! If you don’t have it, you want it, long for it and look for it. If you’ve got it, you want to be reminded of it, especially if you are female or a child and it is Valentine’s Day.
We are reminded daily about love through different sources. One way you can hear about love is by listening to the words of a song. Another way is reading about it in the love stories found in the words of great authors. It seems love is a very important part of the list with movies and TV shows. We constantly are assured that love is real and it can be found.
Love rules. It reigns. It solves problems. It makes problems. It forgives. It remembers. And it’s always there! Love can make you sad and make you feel wonderful! It makes you laugh and makes you cry! Love may be the easiest thing you’ll ever experience, but then again, it is the hardest thing you will ever know. It lives. It dies. It can be reborn and it can be buried.
When I think about love around Valentine’s Day, of course, I know I will receive gifts of chocolate, a few cards and maybe fresh flowers! All these things can bring me the good feelings knowing the people I love remembered me and love me, too!
The art of giving is especially important to my youngest family members. I usually give my great-grandchildren cards and heart shaped boxes filled with candy, and they cannot seem to own enough stuffed animals!
The scriptures in the Bible are full of guidance for finding true love. We are assured that God demonstrates the most unconditional love. The words in the Bible have basic rules on how to love others and how to strive for the unconditional love for those family members, friends and even strangers.
Love of family is a big part of my life. It’s what gets me up every day. What a whole lot of love surrounds me, and I appreciate them each day!
Love surrounds us in stores, as you cannot take a step without being surrounded by the advertisement on each aisle.
A song that brings warmth to my heart was sung by Whitney Houston, called The Greatest Love of All. The lyrics of the song says it all.
I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest 
Love of all is happening to me
I found the greatest 
Love of all inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all
And if, by chance, that special place
That you’ve been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love
Each year, I think my heart may explode as it makes more room to receive love. Just when I think It can’t hold anymore, it swells with a warm, fuzzy, dreamy feeling. 
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Keep Smiling, Rosie Preston
Visit my blog at www.life101rosie.com, look me up on facebook at Rosie Preston and e-mail me at rosie.preston@yahoo.com.