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Encourage a Firefighter

How is your life different since 9/11 2001?

I remember that fateful day starting out sunny and cool in Dayton Ohio. In the morning I watched TV in disbelief and fear as the twin towers toppled over.

Much was lost that day and it was the beginning of a newfound appreciation for life and loving our neighbor.

We each had a choice to make. Would we be consumed by fear or focus on faith and love?

Days after 911 Bob and I decided; we won’t let fear rule our family, have a place at our table or in our hearts. We would go order selves and our neighbors so that the world would become better. We seriously thought about the kind of world we  wanted our children to be raised in.

We decided to let faith in God and his love lead us.  We put our trust in each other and stepped up efforts to promote a loving family and a more loving community.  We committed our time, energy and money into creating a better world.

The sacrifices of all those who suffered were not in vain. Our country has become more vigilant in protecting us.  People have stepped up to do good & unleashed a fierceness of love.

Let us each pick up the torch of freedom and create communities that we are all free to live in.

Let us not forget where we were and how the world has changed.  We can continue to change America with each of our actions or inactions.

Let’s encourage one another along this journey.  Encouragement is like a cold glass of lemonade on a sweltering hot day.

Tonight at 6:30 PM we will write love notes to fire fighters from Georgia to Carlsbad California. Please take a moment and encourage first responders.

Sending you so much love!

OX,

Christine Martinello

Founder, Original Love Box

 

5 Worst & Best Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Gifts

Let’s Love More!

Valentine’s Day is coming. This is your chance to grow in love or watch it wilt in three days. We’re committed to helping your love blossom. Here are some do’s and don’ts.

5 Worst Gifts
1. Nothing. We know you’re busy and sometimes forgetful. If you truly value love, you need to put some time and effort into it.
2. Appliances. Nothing kills romance faster than a new toaster. Yes, we may very well need a new one, but not as a Valentine’s day gift.
3. Grocery store flowers. Don’t rush in after work, with a token gift. If it’s going to wilt in 3 days, think again.
4. Dinner at a fast-food restaurant. She doesn’t care how busy you both are.  If you can’t make it on V-Day, plan for a lovely dinner on another day.
5. Sporting event tickets. I can hear you guys . . . “But she loves sports.” Make 100 % sure she really loves sports & isn’t just trying to make you think she does.

5 BEST Heartfelt Valentine’s Gifts

Original Love Box Kit

1. Original Love Box filled with hand written love notes and her favorite sweet treats. When you read her the notes aloud, surrounded by candlelight, her heart will melt.
2. Share a picnic and feed each other your favorite foods & drinks. If the weather is bad outside, set it up in a quiet part of you home. A the very least shut off the TV & put on love songs. Add a dance under the moonlight to romantic music.
3. Engraved jewelry that has a special message or date on it.
4. If you’re going to get chocolates, make sure they’re her favorites and that there are plenty.
5. Write a poem or song, & sing it to her – just for her ears only.

As you can see, these gifts are heartfelt and take some time to plan and deliver. When you make the effort to create something she’ll love, Oooohh, la la – Love is in the air.

Hope you feel surrounded by LOVE!

 

Ok ladies, feel free to send this to a guy you know.

How To Write a Cherished Love Note


Do you want to express your love in writing but not really sure how? Don’t you worry. We’re here to help you get those loving words flowing.

This excerpt from The Christmas Love Box book highlights how to create a cherished love note.

1. Quiet down and listen to your heart.
2. Think about the other person. Let all the love, fondness and appreciation that your feel for them flow out of you.
3. Start writing and don’t stop until you’re happy with the note.

To get you going, here are some love note starters:

1. What I love (or like) about you is . . . .
2. You are a precious gift to me (or others) because . . .
3. You are special and unique because . . .

You can keep these one-of-a-kind notes in the keepsake Christmas Love Box. They will be read over and over again. It’s the gift that keeps giving all year long.

To get the Christmas Love Box in time for Christmas, purchase before Dec. 17th.