The Perfect Love Story

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The perfect marriage between the monarch butterfly and this princess flower with a crown on her head.

If you’d like to keep your loved ones close, feed their souls and be delightful to their senses. That’s your gravitational pull.

Who could better know love than nature?

A love tip raw from my garden to you🌻

Monia Swaans, M.B.A. Connected to nature and inviting you to do the same.

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How to Strengthen Your Love Relationships Throughout 2014 and Beyond

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I am excited to share the following article I wrote which was published in the paper this last December. Use this heart-warming story throughout the year to strengthen the ties between you and your lover, your kids, your mother, etc. Use the idea for birthdays, anniversaries, any special occasion, or just because…Here’s the story as it was published:

Few weeks ago, while I was cleaning up my son’s room, I ran into a scroll carefully wrapped in a familiar-looking satin purple ribbon with the word “Serendipity” repeatedly imprinted in gold letters on it. The beautiful sight of the scroll among my son’s cherished memorabilia, he collected over the years, was like air gently blown into the flute of my soul.
When I carefully untied the ribbon, I found not one, but three hand-written letters neatly set, like cherished treasures, one inside the other. While I stared down at the letters, I felt warm loving emotions twirl within my heart.

Three years ago, I started a new tradition. Each Christmas, I took the time to reflect upon the departing year and hand-write a letter to each of my two kids in order to tell them what I appreciate about them and highlight their virtues. Every word I wrote in the letter came from my heart with the purpose of bringing out the best in my son and daughter. I considered it a nice stepping stone to transition into the New Year. It was the closing note of a departing year’s melody and an opening one to a brand-new beautiful symphony—the gift of love that I gave of myself to them.
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Few days later, I walked into my daughter’s room to see the cutest little girl’s face smiling at me from a picture sitting on the desk. I smiled back and grabbed the photo. Once again, I saw my hand-written Christmas letters neatly stacked on my daughter’s desk beneath her favorite childhood picture with the now familiar “Serendipity” ribbon carefully folded and laid upon them. Although my daughter has long been gone to college and has been living in a different town, the message she left behind shined as brightly as the beautiful sun and filled me with a tender and loving feeling. I could almost hear her softly whisper in my ear, “These are the memories I treasure, Mom”.

Three years later, all of the previous Christmas gifts have faded in the background. Long after the toys have broken, the clothes have gone out of style and no longer fit my kids, the three letters are still intact with “Serendipity” imprinted all over them. It’s amazing how karma never ceases to circle back. You never give without receiving. In fact, I’ve come to understand over the years that giving and receiving are embedded in each other. You can’t have one without the other.
So this holiday season, I invite you to give of yourself, for this is the truest form of giving. The gift of love and care is always well-fitted and well-fitting. It mends and strengthens relationships, and makes everyone’s heart sing. The cherry on the top, love is always in style.
May the gift of love fill your hearts and your home, and remain ever-present all year long.

Monia Swaans,
With all my love.
Always.

If this story stroke a cord within you, share it and use it to make your loved ones feel special, but whatever you do, do it from the heart.

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The Voice of Love

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Let your song be the wind to my heart’s sail
and the air to the flute of my soul.
Cast your magic spell.

Let my voice join your voice
in the melody of the spirit riding the rising sun.
Let us be one.

Copyright © by Monia Swaans, January 2014

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Sea of Beauty

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Stay Beautiful!

Today, I’m deeply anchored in the sea of beauty, love and peace.
I radiate light, and I attract the same.

Watch yourself throughout the day, watch what you say and how you react.
Adjust your attitude back to the main axis of beauty, love and peace.

If you catch yourself saying foul language, stop, shift,
smile, and replace it with something positive.
Approach situations from the flip side.
Learn to have a flexible mind.
It’s good for your heart.

Remember! Rigid things break under pressure,
while the palm tree sways happily with the wind.

Worry not about how others act, but watch how you react.
I leave you with that thought.

Monia Swaans,
Committed to staying positive and inviting you to do the same

Positive Affirmation – Say Yes

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My dearest reader,
I invite you to actively look for the good within you and all around you, and say yes to it.

Say yes to the warmth of the sun. Say yes to the sound of the birds, say yes to a smile. If no one is smiling, be the first one to do so, and let your smile be contagious.
Say yes to love and harmony.
Say yes to the beautiful celestial light.
Say yes to the tree, the positive energy gazing at you through your window, filtering your air, and enhancing your view.

For while you’re busy saying yes to all the positive things. You’re not focused on the negative. You’re not thinking about what’s wrong. Even if things go wrong, or at least don’t go your way, when equipped with a positive attitude and a good outlook, you are more likely to stay calm, to keep things in perspective, to think clearly, and, off-course, very likely to address the situation without it ever making an imprint on your day.

This is what I call the shift. It is not about resisting the negative, it is about opening yourself to the positive. Yes. It’s about filling your heart, mind, and spirit with the constructive positive energy. And therein lies the secret power which leads you to a happy place.

So I invite you to look for the good and take a beautiful deep breath and say yesssss, I can breath. And that, my friend, is a great place to start.

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To be continued…

Namaste,

Monia Swaans
Committed to staying positive, and inspiring you to do the same

How to Improve Your Day

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As you progress through your day, catch yourself as you drift towards negativity.

Redirect your energy,

shift back to your center of gravity.

Remain centered and positively charged

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Monia Swaans,

Committed to staying positive, and inspiring you to do the same.

Sweet Love Variation

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Close to sunset time, she stood along the shore,
 a double rainbow stretched to the edge of the sea,
until beauty said no more.

She reached out to touch it.
Before she knew it, love colors filled the air,
the double rainbow flowed down her hair.

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There came her lover, who captured the magic,
for no two moments are ever the same.
He looked at her n said:
“I hear Rio calling
Mardi Gras in the air.”

All smiles through rainbows, she said:
“Give me something to write about.
An exciting intonation,
a cause for celebration,
a sweet love variation.”

Copyright © by Monia Swaans, November 2013

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