When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

Celebrate Love!

My Grandma taught me to celebrate love.

All holidays celebrate love. From Valentine’s Day to Christmas, every holiday celebrates love.

Valentine’s Day celebrates loving relationships. Easter celebrates Jesus’ love for us. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrate love for parents. Fourth of July celebrates love for our country. Veterans’ Day celebrates love for those who have protected us. Thanksgiving celebrates our love of spending time with family and friends. And Christmas celebrates our love for Jesus.

My Grandma celebrated love on holidays, as well as every other day of her life. By her example, she taught me how to celebrate love.

  • Love every person.

Grandma loved everyone. She never spoke an unkind word about anyone.

  • Express your love through your actions.

She cooked meals for neighbors and did anything she could to help anyone. She loved and helped me every chance she could.

As soon as I arrived at her home, she stopped whatever she was doing. She sat on her worn couch and massaged my feet. I rested and told her how my life was, then I slept while she held me. When I woke up, she was still holding me. She had other things to do, but she wanted me to know she loved me.


My Grandma’s love molded me into the person I am today. Before she died, I made a promise to her.  I promised to continue to spread her love, kindness, hope, and encouragement.  Every day I do my best to honor this promise.

Consider yourself hugged. This article is my way of hugging you today.  If I could hug you in person, I would.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MOMS!  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL DADS! Thanks for loving others and making the world a better place!

Soar like an eagle over life’s storms. Celebrate love every day of your life, especially on holidays.

To read more about the power of love, click here.

Need another hug?  Click here.

Are you sad?  Read this.

Click here to help kids!

Read this if you are having trouble sleeping.

You can survive the hard times in your life.  Click here.

Overcome your depression!

If you like this post, remember that BJ writes for children.  Her book Near a River is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

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One comment on “Celebrate Love!

Diane Schumacher

This is so beautiful! If more people talked like this, there would be less people depressed and more people feeling like love exists. You have lifted my heart today!
Thank you!


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"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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