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30 Ways To Love More ♥

I got this list from Lifehack and since CFC's theme this year is LOVE MORE, and 2015 has just started, I guess it's high time to really reflect on these things and decide to finally give them a try. :) If you're already doing them, then keep up the good work! :)

1. Make a new friend a month. And make sure you keep them. :)

2. Send a letter or card each week to a loved one. Nothing beats the feeling of receiving an actual letter than just reading a text message or a private message on Facebook. :)

3. Do something nice for others everyday. Can't remember if it was Cardinal Chito who said, "kahit maliit basta malimit, papuntang langit." Consistency is the key. :)

4. Get rid of "frenemies." Get real. Make friends. :)

5. Strengthen relationships with family members. Especially when you're separated by distance. Find time to talk to them. It keeps you bonded. :)

6. Be more forgiving. Love without forgiveness is not love at all. :)

7. Let go of the need to be right. Nobody's perfect. We all have our imperfections, shortcomings, and limitations, so stop thinking that only you got it right. :)

8. Be more aware of the negative stuff we post on social media. Think before you click. Share to bless not to curse. :) 

9. Stop being so shallow. Grow up. Mature. :)

10. Free yourself from blaming anyone for anything. Things happen for a reason. And it's not always somebody else's fault. :)

11. Try a new food each week. The options are limitless! :)

12. Save just a little more. Then give just a little more. :)

13. Change your retail therapy habit. Think of other ways to beat stress. No need to spend on anything that you don't actually need just because you feel bad. :)

14. Shop locally, eat locally, and acknowledge where your money is going. Show some patriotism. Support local! :)

15. Start a new routine. For a healthier, happier, holier you. :)

16. Avoid rabbit holes (social media at work). Basic time management principle. Work if it's time to work. Rest if it's time to rest. Remember Ecclesiastes 3. :)

17. Turn off the smartphone. Focus on who you are with and what you are supposed to do. :)

18. Cross something off the bucket list. It doesn't end with a list. Make things happen. :)

19. Take selfies in interesting places. Somewhere you'd like people to go to as well. :)

20. Learn something new. Because growth is the only evidence of life. :)

21. Find freedom from the fear of the unknown. Allow God to surprise you. Just have faith. :)

22. Quit your job (if you hate it). Start doing something that you love. Pursue your passion. :)

23. Start journaling. You don't know when you're going to need those words of wisdom again. It's best to record them for future reference. :)

24. Cry. It cleanses the soul. And it's not a sign of weakness, but a symbol of love and compassion. :)

25. Address depression or mental illness. Stay healthy physically, spiritually, emotionally, and of course, mentally. :)

26. Stop beating yourself up for skipping on exercise. Unless you're joining a competition. :D

27. Trust that struggles and obstacles are part of a plan. A greater plan! :) ♥ Jeremiah 29:11 ♥

28. Speak kindly to yourself. You are God's beloved child. You are precious. You are important. You are loved. :)

29. Get to really know yourself. You're destined for greatness, because You are God's masterpiece. :)

30. Realize that you have something the world needs. You are irreplaceable. And you're here for a reason. Bless the world with your life. :)

Have you noticed? The more you do these things, the more you get to love yourself. And the more you get to love yourself, the more you get to love others. :) It all starts with you, having experienced the love of God, overwhelmed by His unending grace and mercy that you just can't help but share. Love begets love. The more you allow yourself to be loved, the more that you can love. ♥

So let God love you, and by His grace, always choose to love... more. ♥

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