Home Fires Burning




tips to

keep your





Share about your day

Ask about their day

Talk about dreams

Exchange hugs


Give back rubs

Give gifts

Tuck notes

Smile often

Slow down







Be kind

Be polite

Be gentle

Be patient

Be positive

Be vulnerable

Laugh together

Date once a week

Accept differences

Celebrate birthdays

Have a song to be Our Song

Spend quality time together

Reminisce about falling in love

Start and end each day with a kiss

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24 responses to Home Fires Burning


    Great tips beautiful soul.


    I have a very old piece of embroidery, framed on our bedroom wall…stitched by my grandmother, long, long ago…”home fires are brightest, home ties are strongest”…with a fire in a fireplace, two cats sitting in front of the fire. Thank you for adding so many special suggestions for keeping those home fires burning.


      What a wonderful piece of art for your most sacred of rooms, and with the lovely history of being from your grandmother. How lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your delightful comment. Blessings, Gina


    Love this and will keep it in mind if I ever find myself in a romantic relationship again!


      Diana, my friend, you are a gem and as Rumi poetically suggested, your mate is within your heart, and will arrive in due time. I lived a valued and rich solo life for decades, until it was time for a new life and I love every moment of it 🙂 Thanks, as always, for your cherished visit.


        Wow! Really? for decades? That’s amazing because I always think that it would be too hard for me to invite someone else into my life now…because I’ve been so independant and perhaps so used to my life this way. That’s very encouraging. Thank you!


          I’m glad I shared about that! Yes, I believe in finding love at every and any stage of life we may find ourselves single in. The key point for me was continuing to live a rich and full life and to not give into ‘pining’ but rather smile when I saw cute couples (of all ages) and know that I too would have that. Hugs to you my friend! Gina


    Reblogged this on A Grateful Man and commented:
    So true, my friend. Thank you for the reminders!


    Back rubs are the best 😉


    I love this list, need to read it again and again and the way you wrote it also looks great!


    Such wisdom x I would love to share it x

    jolynproject 01/24/2013 at 7:27 pm

    I absolutely adore this so much! Love this candle and every word in it. Great reminder. I wish everyone could remember this simple true on keeping that candle burning. 🙂