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/home/livelaughlove/public_html/catalog/controller/journal2/blog.php on line 514Warning: htmlspecialchars(): charset `UTF-8;' not supported, assuming utf-8 in /home/livelaughlove/public_html/catalog/controller/journal2/blog.php on line 528Live Laugh Love Blog - Relaunched May 2015https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blogWild Nights—Wild Nights!Prof. MartyMon, 15 Apr 2019 18:29:20 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=25https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=25<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/1204743-250x250.jpg" /></p>Wild Nights – Wild Nights! Were I with thee, Wild Nights should be Our luxury! Futile – the winds To a heart in port, – Done with the compass, Done with the chart. Rowing in Eden! Ah! the sea! Might I moor Tonight in thee! ~~  Emily Dickinson... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=25">Read More</a>A meaningful lifeconticreativeTue, 12 Mar 2019 21:03:26 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=24https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=24<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/Walt-withman-250x250.jpg" /></p>There was a child went forth every day, And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or love or dread, that object he became, And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day, or for many years or stretching cycles of years. ~~ Walt Whitman, a great American writer, 1819 - 1892 This poem presents a metaphorical discussion on a meaningful life.  The complexity of educating oneself to become something bigger and better.   A learner and teacher, self and context, person and culture, all interacting to gather through a journey of life from beginn... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=24">Read More</a>A loving blot upon my dayProf. MartyTue, 19 Feb 2019 22:06:51 -0600https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/A loving blot upon my dayhttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/A loving blot upon my day<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/loving-blot-800x597-250x250.jpg" /></p>Posted by Lisa  2-19-2019 Remember when we used to look for subtle hearts in unexpected places?    Today I passed upon a vacant lot. Upon the lot I found this blot.    And with this blot the lot was without love not.    Love is all around you.  Find a way to turn everything you see into love and let it guide you.... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/A loving blot upon my day">Read More</a>What love is. And what it is not.Prof. MartyMon, 21 Jan 2019 22:15:15 -0600https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=21https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=21<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/what-love-is-250x250.jpg" /></p>Professor Marty, January 20, 2019 Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixèd mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle’s compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no m... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog?journal_blog_post_id=21">Read More</a>Heart shaped StoneElizabethWed, 09 Jan 2019 20:23:16 -0600https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/shawls, heart ache, love, pain, Poetry, sea, stonehttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/shawls, heart ache, love, pain, Poetry, sea, stone<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/lll-blog-stones-250x250.jpg" /></p>There is the gift of the heart shaped rock, I first discovered one of these at a client’s house. I wasn’t aware that these existed and when I told a good  friend about my “discovery” she smiled and gave me a poem she had found  about them.  After my client died, while mourning her,  I went to the beach one day  and there in front of me – the first thing I saw on the sand was a heart shaped rock – it was as if she was saying that she was okay and everything was going to be all right.  So these heart shaped rocks for me personally have become something that is a thread that ties things together ... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/shawls, heart ache, love, pain, Poetry, sea, stone">Read More</a>Live Laugh Love® Care PackagesThe LLL TeamThu, 03 Nov 2016 13:59:26 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/Live Laugh Love,Care Packageshttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/Live Laugh Love,Care Packages<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/care-package-250x250.jpg" /></p>A neighbor deploys to protect us?  Morally, what should we do?   Support them the way they support us!   Send them care packages from home filled with personal care items the military can’t supply, candy, snacks and messages of good will and support.   Let them know we’re with them the way they’re with us!   Click here to send your care goods the troops deployed around the world.   Care packages enhance the morale and well-being of the deployed troops worldwide with items specifically requested by the deployed troops. We partner with Support Our Troops® to get them where they are needed most. ... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/Live Laugh Love,Care Packages">Read More</a>A Purposeful and Meaningful LifeProf. MartySun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/purposehttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/purpose<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/Prof-Marty-Oxford-250x250.jpg" /></p>Live a purposeful and meaningful life; a life that helps others and advances the human lot. Die a purposeful and meaning death, not a hollow useless death. From the earliest age, when you talk with your children talk with them in rational discourse like mature adults.  When you play talk with your children in silly funny voices, do so in a logical, learning silly fun game, not nonsense. Respect other people.  Treat especially with respect those people who are not as well off as you.   Develop inner dignity and integrity.  Keep it inside.  Don’t make a stuffy, starched, and holier than thou... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/purpose">Read More</a>The Meaning of Being Good to LifeThe LLL TeamSun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/charityhttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/charity<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/The-LLL-Team-250x250.png" /></p>Live Laugh Love® is a truly interactive, participatory brand with fun, easy ways for all of us to get involved with something we each care about and bring positive changes to our families or towns.  Participatory, interactive, tangible, charitable activities.  Things we can get our hands on and minds around together.  Real things.  Meaningful things.  Up-front as part of this truly meaningful lifestyle brand. The key focus areas are Kids, Environment, Military and their families, Education, and Animals.... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/charity">Read More</a>Exploration is Important!HeatherFri, 29 May 2015 17:32:05 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/exploration-is-importanthttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/exploration-is-important<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/Live-Laugh-Love-Blog-Explore-Hawaii-Ocean-250x250.jpg" /></p>If there’s one thing I’ve learned recently, it is that life should be about living, not existing. Exploration is a very important part of life. But people seem to spend all day, all month, all year in a routine they’ve created for themselves. Why? Why do humans have a tendency to become so predictable? Sure, they become comfortable and there’s nothing wrong with that. Except that there is. We have been granted this big, beautiful world, not only as our life source but also as our playground. We should not waste this privilege. It was during my first solo trip that I came to this realization. ... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/exploration-is-important">Read More</a>My best friendElizabethMon, 18 May 2015 17:27:36 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/my-best-friendhttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/my-best-friend<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-elizabeth-best-friend-250x250.jpg" /></p>I have a special relationship with my best friend, she is more like a sister than a friend. We met in preschool one day by chance. I came in from recess and I found her crying, and it has always been a part of who I am to make sure someone is okay. She told me she missed her mom, and I told her I did too, and I asked her to be my friend and to go play. Over the last two decades, we have shared thousands of laughs, smiles, tears, and hugs. She is my person to go to when things get tough, there is not a single thing I keep from her. Things have not always been easy, or simple, but the love we ha... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/my-best-friend">Read More</a>The meaning behind meMakahlaMon, 18 May 2015 17:13:43 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/meaninghttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/meaning<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-Makahla-Weston-250x250.jpg" /></p>Many people hear the words "LIVE LAUGH LOVE" and don't think much of it.  When I think of these three words, I can't help but to think deeper in thought about what they really mean. LIVE: I live each day like it was my last one. I love trying something new, and am not scared to take advice on how to better my life. Living each day for all its worth, has made me an adventurous person with excitement for what life has to offer. This picture is my hometown in Florence, Oregon. I moved away from here a year ago to attend college in Boise. A big leap, but I know it will be worth it! LAUGH: It’s ... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/meaning">Read More</a>Love is patient, love is kindThe LLL TeamSat, 16 May 2015 09:28:22 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/love-is-patient-love-is-kindhttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/love-is-patient-love-is-kind<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-god-1-250x250.jpg" /></p>Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ~~  God, for us... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/love-is-patient-love-is-kind">Read More</a>The meaning of Live Laugh Love®Prof. MartySat, 16 May 2015 06:39:15 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/meaning-of-live-laugh-lovehttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/meaning-of-live-laugh-love<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-walden-thoreau-250x250.jpg" /></p>Each of us is given but one pass through life.  No retakes.  No repeats.  Henry David Thoreau was one of American early classic writers.  He penned On Walden Pond in 1854.   He moved out of busy Boston to live on Walden Pond in a small cabin for two years.   He explained  “ I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. “ So, make a covenant - To live well.   Be good to yourself, your family and others.   Be big in behavior, no... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/meaning-of-live-laugh-love">Read More</a>A routine changeElizabethFri, 15 May 2015 18:51:31 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/routine-changehttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/routine-change<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-pellow-5-11-2015-250x250.jpg" /></p>Growing up in Oregon, I didn’t appreciate the beauty that surrounded me every day. It wasn’t until I changed my routine and moved to a different state that I realized what all Oregon had to offer. You can point in any direction and take off and see rows of luscious green tree’s and beautiful flowers in bloom. Now, when I come back to visit, I love to drive so I can see as much of Oregon as I can. My favorite section of the drive on Highway 84 in Oregon is having the Columbia River to my right, Mt. Hood straight ahead and trees everywhere.  Depending on the season, you will see wind surfers tak... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/routine-change">Read More</a>A smudge of joyHeatherFri, 15 May 2015 18:35:58 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/smudge-of-joyhttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/smudge-of-joy<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-heather-5-4-2015-250x250.jpg" /></p>The week before finals is always a tough one. After a late night of studying, I had an early morning of class. Of course, I snoozed my alarm a couple times too many and ended up frantic and rushing. On my way across campus, I stepped over this water spot. I completely lost all my negative feelings. All I could think about was how meaningful something so simple could be. No, it is not a perfect heart, but nothing is perfect. I am certainly not perfect. and life is not perfect. Though this heart is just a smudgy water spot, it made me remember that life is about joy. It is about enhancing the be... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/smudge-of-joy">Read More</a>Hearts all around!MakahlaFri, 15 May 2015 18:32:41 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/hearts-all-aroundhttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/hearts-all-around<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-makahla-5-15-2015-250x250.jpg" /></p>Life can be a chaotic roller coaster sometimes, and at the end of the day one thing will always be there to comfort us, LOVE. It’s a simple word with so much meaning behind it. Love comes in many forms. There’s love between people, animals, and objects. These are of the most obvious, common forms of love. But, wait…what about the love of Nature? Who else loves to feel the wind in their hair, the sand between their toes at the beach, or the scenery of green trees? Let’s look beyond all that, and focus in on the nature around us. Let’s see if you can find LOVE around you, outside in the beautif... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/hearts-all-around">Read More</a>Live Laugh Love® Personal ProjectsThe LLL TeamThu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/personal-projectshttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/personal-projects<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/The-LLL-Team-250x250.png" /></p>Live Laugh Love® was founded on the core philosophy that life should be lived with heart! What you live for…what makes you laugh… what you love… can be different for each person, but when you put your heart and soul into them, it makes life worth living. Every day becomes an adventure that brings more excitement, more joy, more satisfaction. We’ve created Live Laugh Love personal projects to help you do that. They are fun, easy ways for you to get involved with something you care about and bring positive changes to your community. So if you want to live a life that is inspired and that inspire... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/personal-projects">Read More</a>The Live Laugh Love® Philosophy of Living LifeThe LLL TeamThu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/philosophy-of-living-lifehttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/philosophy-of-living-life<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/The-LLL-Team-250x250.png" /></p>Live Laugh Love® holds to the core philosophy that life should be lived with heart.  It is a way of life and a practiced attitude of life -- that life should be embraced and lived with purpose so we each can have the best life possible.  Whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, or pure, these things we follow. You who wear our products, and we who work to create them, are inextricably intertwined and committed to every day enjoying and bettering the world around us, our family and our friends and to doing our parts to make our towns great places in which... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/philosophy-of-living-life">Read More</a>Of wife and childmartinSat, 10 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/of-wife-and-childhttps://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/of-wife-and-child<p><img src="https://livelaughlove.com/image/cache/Blog/live-laugh-love-com-blog-janet-martin-250x250.jpg" /></p>It was May 1987 when Janet and I met just beyond the steps at St. James and my bride made her face to shine upon me, and I made my face to shine upon hers and we made our vows of years to come to one another in the presence of our friends and were married and became man and wife, and one.   We fully made love for the first time that night in a desert far away and have made love many times and in many ways since and have three beautiful children to show for it each a surprise, each loved, each loving.   And we have taught them and fought with them, watched them and ignored them been perplexed b... <a href="https://livelaughlove.com/live-laugh-love-blog/of-wife-and-child">Read More</a>