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Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine’s Day Vignettes

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“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” Thomas Merton

Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine's Day Vignettes

Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine’s Day Vignettes

 Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It’s not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.
Search for a good heart, not just for a beautiful face. Why? Because beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.
It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play the cards you hold.
Some people always throw stones in our path. Our outcome depends on what we make with them; a Bridge or a Wall? – Remember you are the architect of your life.

As you gear yourself up for the weekend of endless love, take a moment to digest these vignettes and the wisdom behind them. We are loved and lifted in more ways than we know. So, if you receive a physical gift or not this weekend, know that you are still loved in more ways than you know. Enjoy your gifts of life, love and friendship and remember to express your gratitude to all who cross your path.

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Win A Free trip to Venice: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Win A Free trip to Venice: Happy Valentine's Day!

Win A Free trip to Venice: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Win A Free trip to Venice: Happy Valentine’s Day!
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“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. ” Max Lerner

Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine's Day Vignettes  - Enjoy the heart treats

Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine’s Day Vignettes – Enjoy the heart treats

Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life.
Never ask for a lighter rain, just pray for a better umbrella. – That is the right attitude!
Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end of the road, we must remember it’s just a bend, not the end.
Have faith and love for a successful life.
One of the basic differences between Creation and humans is that Creation gives, gives and forgives. But humans get, get, get, and forget.
If you think your alarm clock was the only thing that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realize that it is Grace that woke you up.

A grateful heart never loses the battle, no matter the outcome. Stay grateful for all the miraculous things that happen in your life and celebrate them. Enjoy the ups and the downs, and remember to express thanks to those who show you that they care. We live in a world of billions of people, yet many hurt for lack of care and consideration. Imagine how fortunate you are for having those who care about your well-being. Cherish it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

What are your thoughts? What are your wishes for this special day? Please share your thoughts in a comment below. Thank you!

On a good note, I received a beautiful surprise gift for the month; a special Valentine’s Day gift. I’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award in the Blogger category and would love your vote. Please add your voice with a quick and easy vote. It would be appreciated. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine's Day Vignettes

Greatest Gifts: 8 Valentine’s Day Vignettes

Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy the daily miracles in your life and know that you are loved.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos via Wikipedia, or my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

125 Comments leave one →
  1. Masshole Mommy permalink
    12/02/2015 2:59 pm

    When all else fails, go with a sweet treat. The way to my heart is definitely thru my stomach!

  2. Pam Wattenbarger permalink
    12/02/2015 3:13 pm

    Congratulations on being nominated for a Shorty Award! That’s so great for you. 🙂

  3. Ben Butler permalink
    12/02/2015 3:34 pm

    Those heart cookies are really cute. I’ll have to get some of them for my girlfriend. She’s pretty much the cookie monster. =D

  4. ninasaysblog permalink
    12/02/2015 3:45 pm

    A huge congrats for being nominated! That is such a huge honor!

  5. 12/02/2015 4:07 pm

    Congrats sweetie! Hope you win! What do I want? Red Lobster and my own box of chocolates that I don’t have to share 😉

    • 12/02/2015 5:42 pm

      I thought I replied to you… Haha! Thank you so much and I hope to get a vote from you. Lobster and chocolates sound great.

  6. 12/02/2015 4:13 pm

    I love all of your wisdoms!

  7. 12/02/2015 4:55 pm

    I love that fourth vignette. I think making the best out of an unfortunate situation is a skill that take a long time to learn.

  8. Karen Dawkins (@karen_dawkins) permalink
    12/02/2015 5:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing these sweet thoughts. For me, it’s all about the chocolate…. and my hubby of 25 years knows it! 🙂

    Congrats on your nomination!

  9. Debbie Denny permalink
    12/02/2015 6:19 pm

    Congrats to you. I shall be thankful for all I have.

  10. Lisa's Free Stuff (@lsheldon5) permalink
    12/02/2015 8:17 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination. I voted for you.

  11. loisaltermark permalink
    12/02/2015 9:11 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! And I wish I had some of those cookies in front of me right now!

  12. upliftingfam permalink
    12/02/2015 10:01 pm

    I love all of the quotes. Today, is such a throw away society. When times get tough they bail instead of reflecting on why they fell in love in the first place.

  13. Mystic_Kitchen permalink
    12/02/2015 10:16 pm

    Congrats! My only wish for Valentines is to have a nice dinner out with my husband.. Thanks for sharing!

  14. 12/02/2015 10:39 pm

    Congrats. I will vote for you. I just hope to have a nice relaxing day. 😉

  15. 12/02/2015 10:54 pm

    You’ve got my vote!

  16. 13/02/2015 12:55 am

    Great ideas. Happy Valentine’s day

  17. 13/02/2015 1:51 am

    Great gift ideas you have there for Valentine’s day

  18. 13/02/2015 3:33 am

    OK, As far as I know I have voted for you on the Shorty Award because you are one of my favourite Bloggers and I would always vote for you. In the process, as far as I can gather, I have agreed to share my Twitter followers, favourite recipes, and anything else they want, but I’m sure its all fine. The main thing is that you win something, and can give yourself a well-deserved treat 🙂

  19. 13/02/2015 4:10 am

    Congratulations! I hope you win! Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  20. 13/02/2015 4:29 am

    Congratulations, Elizabeth for the nominations. Have a lovely Valentine my dear. 🙂

  21. MyKidsGuide (@MyKidsGuide) permalink
    13/02/2015 5:20 am

    Those heart cookies are melting my heart. What a great list of ideas for Valentine’s Day

  22. 13/02/2015 5:38 am

    Voted and Tweeted for the Shorty Award. Congrats on the nom. ! And yes, oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, I would def. love to win a trip to Venice. 🙂

    • 13/02/2015 7:33 pm

      Thank you Rosey. You’re the best! I would love for you to win and get away on a special Venice vacation with your hubby. Awesome! 🙂

  23. rsrote permalink
    13/02/2015 5:46 am

    Congrats! I love the heart cookie….hubby has a HUGE sweet tooth he’d love a dozen of them!

  24. 3decades3kids permalink
    13/02/2015 6:08 am

    I am obsessed with cookie gifts. Maybe because my friends and family all love them. Hubby loves chocolate though..

  25. 13/02/2015 8:19 am

    So much inspiration and positive aspirations in this post.
    … how much we care till the very end.
    …. good things are always beautiful.
    … it’s just a bend, not the end.

    And so many more spoke to my heart. You are well-deserving of an award! Congrats.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  26. 13/02/2015 9:31 am

    Great to be nominated. It’s a great time to reflect on our happiness

  27. 13/02/2015 10:05 am

    Congratulations on the nomination! I will definitely vote for you, Elizabeth.

  28. Mazino permalink
    13/02/2015 11:14 am

    I love the quote “Search for a good heart, not just for a beautiful face. Why? Because beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.” congrat on Shorty Award nomination. Hope you win

  29. Jedidiah. Ikoba permalink
    13/02/2015 11:53 am

    Congrats on your nomination,it’s one you sure deserve. Keep on churning out quality posts.

  30. Louida (@MissLouMae) permalink
    13/02/2015 11:57 am

    Congrats on being nominated! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  31. katrinagehman permalink
    13/02/2015 12:10 pm

    love the quote about the stones, so true!

  32. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    13/02/2015 1:13 pm

    Omg congrats gurlie on the shorty award nomination!!!! You definitely deserve it!!!

  33. mrenkema79 permalink
    13/02/2015 1:21 pm

    Daily miracles in my life – my family!! I have been so blessed!

  34. The *New* Classy (@TheNewClassy) permalink
    13/02/2015 5:09 pm

    A trip to Venice definitely sounds like a good time! Congrats on the nominations.

  35. 13/02/2015 5:30 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! It’s always so flattering and exciting to be nominated for these kinds of awards!

  36. Ann Bacciaglia permalink
    13/02/2015 6:12 pm

    Chocolate is one of my go to foods. Congratulations on being nominated for a Shorty Award.

  37. Christina Aliperti permalink
    13/02/2015 8:39 pm

    Congrats on the nomination! Chocolate is always a welcome gift, it’s an everyday food, right? lol

  38. Michelle Varga (@dustbunniesblog) permalink
    13/02/2015 8:48 pm

    Congrats on the nomination! That trip to Venice sounds amazing!

  39. 14/02/2015 12:01 am

    Congratulations on your nomination..,,and very thoughtful sweet gift indeed. in true spirit of Valentines day…

  40. Alissa permalink
    14/02/2015 12:30 am

    Congrats for the nomination! You deserve it! and wow, a free trip to Venice sounds really nice!

  41. 14/02/2015 12:48 am

    Congratulations for being nominated! A free trip to Venice is the best gift to someone.. Those gifts are fancy ^_^

  42. 14/02/2015 4:44 am

    I love this entry’s quotes. I especially love the one that says it’s how much you have cared till the end and the one on the grace of God. True that!

    So where do I cast my vote?I hope you win!

  43. May De Jesus-Palacpac permalink
    14/02/2015 4:47 am

    i love the quotes you’ve included in this entry. my favorites in particular are: 1, what matters is how you care until the end, and 2, it is the grace of God that wakes you up. True that!

    Now ready to cast my vote. Go win that Shorty award!

  44. Stacey Werner permalink
    14/02/2015 9:56 am

    Congrats on the nomination! I wish you the best of luck.

  45. Racquel Schroder Bregg permalink
    14/02/2015 10:56 am

    That is really cool. The quotes are very inspirational, sometimes you need a reminder about what love and relationships are all about.

  46. 14/02/2015 8:56 pm

    Congratulations Ms. ELizabeth! I’ll be voting for you. Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  47. 14/02/2015 11:18 pm

    It’s nice to be nominatted! I’ve done the nominating tweet! Congratulations and good luck!

  48. 15/02/2015 6:11 am

    The greatest gift I want to receive this V Day is all but pure love

  49. 15/02/2015 6:44 am

    Congratulations on your award nomination & and Venice…yes please.

  50. 15/02/2015 7:08 am

    Congrats to you!! Can I have a cookie? 🙂

  51. Mia Foo permalink
    15/02/2015 8:26 am

    i find the last vignette pretty morbid. it’s like having the hard truth giving you a slap in the face, at least that’s how i felt when i read it.

  52. Kendall Rayburn permalink
    15/02/2015 11:41 am

    Wow, congrats on the nomination! That’s so cool!

  53. maggiesblog2 permalink
    15/02/2015 12:39 pm

    Congrats on the nomination! You deserve it!

  54. papaleng007 permalink
    15/02/2015 4:29 pm

    Being nominated is a good thing and winning is much greater. BTW, Great quotes of wisdom.. It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play the cards you hold. this is something that I like to pursue.

  55. Fred permalink
    15/02/2015 4:32 pm

    Venice is one of the cities where my wife and I spent our honeymoon several years back. I hope I can bring her there again one day. Hope you win your trip to Venice and the Shorty Award! – Fred

    • 15/02/2015 7:42 pm

      TY Fred. Unfortunately, I can’t enter the Venice trip because I’m showcasing it.
      But I would love your voe for the Shorty Award. Thank you. 🙂

  56. 15/02/2015 5:45 pm

    how cool! congratulations for being nominated….:)

    you can never go wrong with sweet treats!

  57. 15/02/2015 6:20 pm

    Aaaah! Congrats on your nomination! That’s absolutely amazing! <3

    • 15/02/2015 7:37 pm

      Thank you Erin. Appreciated. It was a surprise Valentine’s Day gift. I’m grateful. Now I just need more votes. 😉

  58. 15/02/2015 7:04 pm

    That is an awesome quote from Thomas Merton. And my congratulations for you on being nominated for the award. By the way, those cookies look pretty cute & would love to have them.

  59. Vanessa permalink
    16/02/2015 12:51 am

    I nominated you because you are a true inspiration for always staying positive and full of love for others. Hope you win, you deserve it.

  60. Kylie permalink
    16/02/2015 1:44 am

    Congratulations on your nomination!~ You really deserve it! Good luck!

  61. 16/02/2015 2:03 am

    Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It’s not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.

    That quote got me! This is what I told my girlfriend. We may not have the most exciting relationship, what we have may even be at times, people see it as boring, but we know, in the end we endured, and we cared till the very end. We continued. We persisted. Persevered. And that’s the secret to longevity in relationship. I don’t believe in constant sparks, I believe in steady, routine acts of love. 🙂

    It can never be boring when you two, know you love each other. 🙂

  62. franckxethee permalink
    16/02/2015 2:09 am

    Congrats on the shorty. It’s really important to be thankful as you always have more than you need and sometimes because we look at the wrong things we miss out on that.

  63. 16/02/2015 6:52 am

    Congrats on being nominated for a Shorty Award, how cool! And for the cookies, can’t complain with something so sweet!

  64. 17/02/2015 8:16 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! Thanks for sharing these vignettes! Good luck!!!

  65. Nicol Wong (@yuk_lui) permalink
    18/02/2015 11:06 am

    I’m going to venice in april and i can’t wait! hope youve had a wonderful valentines 🙂

  66. Von Avancena permalink
    20/02/2015 2:08 am

    Congrats! I hope you win!

  67. tweenselmom permalink
    01/03/2015 4:34 am

    Goodluck in that award. Share us whatever the results are.

  68. leybainpublic permalink
    04/03/2015 8:17 am

    Great Valentine’s day tips! VENICE is one of the best places to spend the heart’s day with the love ones and families.

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