The Poetry That Is Life

Trying to find the beauty, the poetry, in every moment


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4 Surprises in the First Month of Marriage

I got a bit behind on #LoveBlog because of the Super Bowl and a weekend at home. This post is based on yesterday’s prompt: National Marriage Week. I will be posting for today’s prompt later in the day.

The prompt is National Marriage Week, and I don’t feel fully equipped to write much of anything on marriage. We’re barely more than a month in, and I am definitely not the best wife to ever walk the earth. But there have been a few surprises in the past month. Let me know if any of these things surprised you as well. Continue reading “4 Surprises in the First Month of Marriage”


Thoughts on Best Friendship

Multiple Best Friends?


I believe that you can have more than one best friend.

As an English teacher, I probably shouldn’t. The word “best” is not comparative, it is superlative; it indicates the highest quality, surpassing all else.

So if something, or someone, surpasses all else, then there can only be one, right?

Well, not if you’re lucky. Continue reading “Thoughts on Best Friendship”

The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance

February. The month of LOVE.


The thing about love is that there are different types. The thing about relationships is that they aren’t just romantic.

The thing about love languages is that you need to know more than just your significant other’s.

It may be a little hypocritical of me to make that statement. I am by no means an expert in my friends and family’s love language. I would be hard pressed to say any of them with much certainty.

Another disclaimer I should make is that I have not read the 5 Love Languages book. I did read Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman, the author of the love languages book, that had a chapter on the love languages, but I am by no means an expert in love languages in general, or how to apply that knowledge to your relationship with a significant other, or with anyone else. However, I don’t think you have to be.

You don’t have to bombard everyone in your life with the quiz just to love them the best you can. I think a little observation and critical thinking can help you identify the ways you can best speak love to those in your life. It’s not that everyone shows love in the exact same way that they enjoy being shown love, but it is sometimes the case. By being mindful of the people in our lives, I think we can sometimes learn how to better serve them. Continue reading “The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance”

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