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"Let us truly learn to love one another."
Dr. Catherine Maloof
Table of Contents
CREATING MORE LOVENERGY IN YOUR LIFE
Let go of the past
Forgive those who have hurt you and send them love
Live in the present
Open your heart to others
Love with unexpected return
Hug someone today – Send a love note
Victory can be yours with a very giving heart
Time=Love; Give freely of your time
Take time to smile, to laugh, and to spread joy and love
Energize your body daily
Through chiropractic care, exercise, diet, and mindset
Move more, eat healthy, exercise, stretch, breathe, and take health breaks
Never stop learning
Our days are filled with daily lessons
Lessons will repeat themselves until learned
Repressed anger and negative emotions create depression
Express yourself through writing or verbal communication
Recognize the gifts God has given you
We all have unique talents, take the time to discover and use them
Rejuvenate yourself, our body needs a break
Gratitude for daily life
Every PM write 5 things you are grateful for and read in the AM
Each morning thank God for the great day you are going to have
Yes you can do it!!
Never give up your dreams. Yes you can! Believe in yourself!
Have the confidence, belief, and self-worth that anything is possible
We are all looking for more love and energy in our lives. Now is the time to start for the year 2003. Take these action steps and notice how things will start changing. Take the Lovenergy Challenge and keep moving forward. Accept what you’ve been given, be thankful and move ahead. CREATE MORE LOVENERGY IN YOUR LIFE!!
THE LEGEND OF SAINT VALENTINE
The story of Valentine’s day begins with an oppressive emperor and a humble Christian martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.
Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and he had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ, and not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned. During the last weeks of Valentinus’s life, a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth.
Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome’s history to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted in his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength. "Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia said one day. "Yes, my child, He hears each one," he replied. "Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you’ve told me about!" "God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said. "Oh, Valentinus, I do believe," Julia said intensely. " I do." She knelt and grasped his hand. They sat quietly together, each praying. Suddenly there was a brilliant light in the prison cell. Radiant, Julia screamed, " Valentinus, I can see! I can see!" "Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed, and he knelt in prayer.
On the eve of his death, Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God, and he signed it "From your Valentine." His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 271A.D., near a gate that was letter named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, St. Valentine’s Day, messages of affection, love, and devotions are exchanged around the world.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
One of my patients gave me a Valentine’s card with this story and I wanted to share it with you because I believe it has such great significance. Valentine’s day has become so commercialized with the candy, flowers, etc… that we forget the true meaning. Love is to be given everyday not just one day out of the year. This Valentine’s day I ask you to think of people that are lonely and have no one to love, maybe an elderly person in a convalescent home. I challenge you to bring them a note of cheer, a hug, or flowers to cheer their heart. Always remember these kind gestures can be done anytime of the year and it is always best when it is least expected.
If you, a friend or family member would like a consultation please call my office and schedule a time.
Dr. Catherine Maloof
Dr. Maloof Online,ã 2003
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