a good word revolution

From our vantage point, one positive word can make all the difference in the world. One positive view possesses the power to transform. It is our forever hope that among the thousands of words we illuminate, one will resonate and shift the vantage point of the receiver to a view of the world that vaporizes for at least a brief moment any and all negative emotion they ever could have visualized. l o V e!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Love Fete

The l o v e f e s t has officially ended. 

s e r v i c e & g i f t s 

Valentine's Day can be such a holiday of decadence, my daughter believes us to have crossed through decadence into p u r e gluttony. I remind her that we don't do seven deadlies. 

However, there were Edible Arrangements with chocolate covered strawberries and heart shaped pineapple slices, Italian cuisine carry-out from Luigis, movies galore. One being Charlie Countryman. I'm kinda obsessing over Shia Lebeouf at present. "I am not famous anymore." #iamsorry

There were dozens not thousands like Kimye, but dozens of r o s e s- pink, white and red. Frank Sinatra satellite serenaded us. 

Victoria's Secret made her d e b u t. TMI, I know. Skip paragraph if not interested. I really n e e d to publicly announce that by joining one of their clubs either PINK nation or the official store, you can randomly receive coupons in the mail for free unmentionables. 

Farmer Guy delivered chess pie, plain and chocolate! Can you hear points tally like at the end of an e x c e l l e n t round of Ms. PacMan? 

There were desserts! Boxed chocolate, tiramisu, chocolate cake, cheese cake and fried rice.  Don't judge, fried rice IS a dessert.

L. D. Eagle posted today that food was her love language... I totally get that. Hear, hear & Eagulls, Eagulls...Eagulls, Eagulls!!!

What's a love fest without l o v e  languages? We executed each one, and we could taste love wafting on farm cloud air.

Dr. Gary Chapman devised the love languages for us all to better understand and communicate love. I remember the analogy about the people speaking different languages, like when building the Tower of B a b e l. They may have been saying the same thing but they weren’t hearing the same thing.  It's not so easy to connect when we are communicating differently.

What's your love language? Find out now: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/ 

As with our online audience, we have to give love so they can hear it. 

These are the love languages:
  • Words of Affirmation 
  • Quality Time 
  • Receiving Gifts 
  • Acts of Service 
  • Physical Touch 


Here's where we left off...

Receiving Gifts 

Remember that the way a person receives love is also how they give it.


  • Crowdsourcing is critical here.  Contribute, or run a campaign.
  • Give away. Online give aways. Swag in person give aways. Give stuff away.
  • Give away really good tips on your blogs and posts. Content is king.
  • Other nice gifts include memes, photos and videos.
Acts of Service
This is a fun one!
  • Donate a part of your platform income to an organization that supports your vision or a really good fan.
  • Participate in a blog tour and share other people's work. If someone you know has something wonderful going on share about it with your readers.
Physical Touch
Reach out touch them!
  • Give shout outs.
  • Go to events and meet folks. Online and offline - from google hang outs to meet ups.
  •  Go off line and into the streets. Try to attend an event each season.


How else can we show love online? Drop me a line and let me know.


l o v e

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love Languages & Carmina Burana

Before the holidays began and the polar v o r t e x commenced, I promised some fine folks at EPCC a post of incorporating love languages into one's online platform lives.

I really hadn't forgot. 

Some installments will be forthcoming. Of course these thoughts can be incorporated into any area of your life. #chapmanrocks 

Positivity is about love. Plain and simple. Love. 

Dr. Gary Chapman devised the love languages for us all to better understand and communicate love. I remember the analogy about the people speaking different languages, like when building the Tower of B a b e l. They may have been saying the same thing but they weren’t hearing the same thing.  It's not so easy to connect when we are communicating differently.

What's your love language? Find out now: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/ 

As with our online audience, we have to give love so they can hear it. 

These are the love languages:
  • Words of Affirmation 
  • Quality Time 
  • Receiving Gifts 
  • Acts of Service 
  • Physical Touch 

What can we do for our friends and fans that are Words people? 


  • Like their comments. Love their posts. 
  • Respond to their comments. 
  • Tag them in posts.  
  • Blog. Give away really good content on your blogs and posts. 

Content is king. Social Media is set up to for this love language.  Surprise, I'm a w o r d s girl! Need w o r d s, try the I CAN Alphabets.

For the quality time f r i e n d s?


  • Pick your two favorite social media sites. FB should be one of them. Designate a time to spend time with your people. For two years we spent every Wednesday night in front of the screen spending time with folks and playing word games. We called that Wednesday Word Day. It was b e a u t i f u l & m a g i c a l.
  • Chat with others. 
  • Go to events or meet ups off line and spend actual time with people. 

On date night recently, Farmer Guy and I went to see a fabulous local version, MOSC, of Carmina Burana. w o n d e r f u l! 

Farmer Guy was soooooooooooooo jazzed, because he actually remembered the score, and I didn't. Okay, I did, but not before he did, so I conceded that he was more pedigreed than I. 

Uh, Non!

I believed it to be more pretentious and accurate to announce that I didn't listen to background music at sporting events and or commercials to be the reason for my lack of remembrance. 

"I would n e v e r hear that song in my day to day life."

So, I found it g i g g l e worthy that the background music to the Tower of Babel video that I posted below, is what? Of course... l o v e 

What's your love language? Find out now: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/

Soon come, more! 

l o v e

Tower of Babel