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Thursday, June 6, 2013

What Day is This?

Filed under: Humor Break!,Larry's Birthday! — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Sorry… couldn’t resist! 😉

Here’s more about my birthday! http://www.CelebrateLove.com/larrysbirthday.htm

CLoveLOGOCopyright © 2013 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Robin Williams as the American Flag…

Filed under: Humor Break!,Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Robin Williams as the American Flag…

Copyright © 2012 – Robin Williams.

CLoveLOGOLarry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Even Children Talk About Love…

Filed under: Humor Break!,Love — Larry James @ 8:00 am

Touching words from the mouth of babes…

“When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” ~ Rebecca – age 8

Andrea-Hallett-Photography“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.” ~ Billy – age 4

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” ~ Karl – age 5

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” ~ Chrissy – age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” ~ Terri – age 4

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them!” ~ Lynette – age 9

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” ~ Danny – age 7

“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.” ~ Emily – age 8

kidshug“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” ~ Bobby – age 7

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.” ~ Nikka – age 6

“Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life.” ~ Roger – age 9

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” ~ Noelle – age 7

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.” ~ Greg – age 8

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” ~ Tommy – age 6

During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.” ~ Cindy – age 8

“My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” ~ Clare – age 6

“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” ~ Elaine – age 5

“Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” ~ Erin – age 8

“Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food.” ~ Brad – age 8

“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” ~ Chris – age 7

“I’m in favor of love as long as it doesn’t happen when Dinosaurs is on television.” ~ Jill – age 6

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” ~ Mary Ann – age 4

“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” ~ Lauren – age 4

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” ~ Karen – age 7

flowergirlringbearer“Love is foolish… but I still might try it sometime.” ~ Floyd – age 9

“No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That’s why perfume and deodorant are so popular.” ~ Mae – age 9

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” ~ Jessica – age 8

“It’s love if they order one of those desserts that are on fire. They like to order those because it’s just like how their hearts are – on fire.” ~ Christine – age 9

“Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” ~ Randy – age 8

“Just see if the man picks up the check. That’s how you can tell if he’s in love.” ~ John – age 9

“I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.” ~ Regina – age 10

“Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me.” ~ Bobby – age 8

“If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don’t want to do it. It takes too long.” ~ Leo – age 7

“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” ~ Kenny – age 7

“I think you’re supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn’t supposed to be so painful.” ~ Harlen – age 8

“You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, cause she’ll want to have videos of the wedding.” ~ Jim – age 10

“It’s never to late to be a kid again!” ~ Larry James – age ?? 😉

Here is a unique way to tell someone you love that you love them. A LoveBook is a hard or soft cover book that lists all the reasons why you love someone. Click on the image below for more information!

Photo Credit: (top left) Andrea-Hallett-Photography

kids&heartCLoveLOGOCopyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Gimme a Smile!

Filed under: Cartoon,Humor Break!,Relationships — Larry James @ 7:00 am

CLoveLOGOCopyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trip Someone’s “Smile” Trigger Today!

Filed under: Humor Break!,Relationships — Larry James @ 7:00 am

I love to see people smile!

smileRecently I was soaking down a soda at a fast-food place. In another booth across the room there was a man – obviously suffering from waistline creep (he was waaaay overweight) – chowing down on not one, not two, but three large burgers and 2 orders of fries. He was finishing his lunch-time binge when an attractive woman rounded the corner, saw him, smiled and said, “Hello, handsome!”

His face beamed. It was as if his whole personna changed instantly. You should have seen the big smile that lit up his face as they walked out together.

A while later I was sitting alone when a worker rolled a bucket and a mop to the area and began mopping the floor. When she got to my area, I saw her nametag and said, “How’s your day, Maria?” I hardly noticed a missing tooth as she replied with, “Really good!” as her face turned from that of someone deeply engrossed in her work to a really BIG smile. “You do really great work,” I added and got another smile as she smiled again. (I’m thinking: “WoW! Bet it’s been awhile since anyone acknowleged her presence, much less her work.”)

I attended a business networking meeting recently and when it was my time to tell those present my “30 second” connection, I began by saying, “Hi, everyone. My name is Larry James, the guy with two first names!” More smiles, laughter and a few people applauded. Mission accomplished.

Happiness is only and always a choice. Usually people smile when something or someone catches them by surprise or says something that pleases them.

So. . . now it’s your turn.

CLoveLOGOYour mission today – if you choose to accept it is to:

Trip someone’s “smile” trigger unexpectedly by saying or doing something to get a smile.

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Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

She Said – He Heard. . .

Filed under: Communication,Humor Break! — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Has it been a while since you smiled? Time for a “humor break!”

The woman language translator. Finally the power to understand what she means.

Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nine Words Women Use. . . Today’s Humor Break!

Filed under: Humor Break! — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Hope some of these will put a smile on your face!

1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

smiley2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with “nothing” usually end in “fine.”

4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It!

5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

6. That’s Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome. (I want to add in a clause here – This is true, unless she says ‘Thanks a lot’ – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say ‘you’re welcome’ , that will bring on a ‘whatever’)

8. Whatever: Is a woman’s way of saying, “GO TO _______!”

9. Don’t worry about it! I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking ‘What’s wrong?’ (For the woman’s response refer to #3).

happyheartSANDCopyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

How to Give a Cat a Bath

Filed under: Humor Break! — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Time for another “Humor Break!” This one is about the “relationship” you have with your cat!

Dear Dr. LaCroix: I’ve heard that cats never have to be bathed, and that they have some sort of special enzyme in their saliva that keeps them clean. This doesn’t sound believable to me because there are definite “kitty” odors on my couch and dirty cat paw prints on our white hearth. Is this true about the saliva? If we do decide to give “Nice Kitty” a bath, how do we do that? – NSP, Wilmington

Dear NSP: Fortunately for you, several years ago a client gave me a written set of instructions about cat bathing which I am privileged to share with you:

Cat Bathing As A Martial Art

CatAbathA. Know that although the cat has the advantage of quickness and lack of concern for human life, you have the advantage of strength.

Capitalize on that advantage by selecting the battlefield. Don’t try to bathe him in an open area where he can force you to chase him. Pick a very small bathroom.

If your bathroom is more than four feet square, I recommend that you get in the tub with the cat and close the sliding -glass doors as if you were about to take a shower. (A simple shower curtain will not do. A berserk cat can shred a three-ply rubber shower curtain quicker than a politician can shift positions.)

B. Know that a cat has claws and will not hesitate to remove all the skin from your body. Your advantage here is that you are smart and know how to dress to protect yourself.

I recommend canvas overalls tucked into high-top construction boots, a pair of steel-mesh gloves, an army helmet, a hockey face-mask, and a long-sleeved flak jacket.

C. Use the element of surprise. Pick up your cat nonchalantly, as if to simply carry him to his supper dish. (Cats will not usually notice your strange attire. They have little or no interest in fashion as a rule.)

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D. Once you are inside the bathroom, speed is essential to survival. In a single liquid motion, shut the bathroom door, step into the tub enclosure, slide the glass door shut, dip the cat in the water and squirt him with shampoo.

You have begun one of the wildest 45 seconds of your life.

E. Cats have no handles. Add the fact that he now has soapy fur, and the problem is radically compounded.

Do not expect to hold on to him for more than two or three seconds at a time. When you have him, however, you must remember to give him another squirt of shampoo and rub like crazy

He’ll then spring free and fall back into the water, thereby rinsing himself off. (The national record for cats is three latherings, so don’t expect too much.)

F. Next, the cat must be dried. Novice cat bathers always assume this part will be the most difficult, for humans generally are worn out at this point and the cat is just getting really determined.

In fact, the drying is simple compared with what you have just been through.


“I’m hiding!”
That’s because by now the cat is semi-permanently affixed to your right leg.

You simply pop the drain plug with your foot, reach for your towel and wait. (Occasionally, however, the cat will end up clinging to the top of your army helmet. If this happens, the best thing you can do is to shake him loose and to encourage him toward your leg.) After all the water is drained from the tub, it is a simple matter to just reach down and dry the cat.

In a few days the cat will relax enough to be removed from your leg. He will usually have nothing to say for about three weeks and will spend a lot of time sitting with his back to you.

He might even become psychoceramic and develop the fixed stare of a plaster figurine.

You will be tempted to assume he is angry.

This isn’t usually the case.

As a rule he is simply plotting ways to get through your defenses and injure you for life the next time you decide to give him a bath.

But at least now he smells a lot better.

Next, Arrange for SPCA to collect cat and call a local pet shop to see if they have cute puppy for sale.

I gave my cat a bath the other day. They love it. He just sat there and enjoyed it. It was fun for me. The fur kept sticking to my tongue, but other than that… ~ Steve Martin

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Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time for a Humor Break. . .

Filed under: Humor Break! — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Johnny’s Mother looked out the window and noticed him “playing church” with their cat.

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He had the cat sitting quietly and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back to the open window to see Johnny baptizing the cat in a tub of water.

She called out, “Johnny, stop that! The cat is afraid of water!”

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Johnny looked up at her and said, “He should have thought about that before he joined my church.”

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Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

No Physical Fitness Required! Oh, Really?

Filed under: Humor Break!,Relationships — Larry James @ 7:00 am

My company requires no further physical fitness programs. Everyone gets enough exercise:

• Jumping to conclusions
• Beating around the bush
• Running down the boss
• Building up themselves
• Going around in circles
• Dragging their feet
• Dodging responsibility
• Passing the buck
• Climbing the wall
• Wading through paperwork
• Pulling strings
• Throwing their weight around
• Stretching the truth
• Bending the rules
• Pushing their luck
• Starting the ball rolling
• Bending over backwards
• Balancing the books
• Jumping on the bandwagon and
• Putting their foot in their mouth

But seriously. . . There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Schedule 30 of them for physical activity!

tennisheartRegular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.

Most adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days per week. Examples include walking briskly, mowing the lawn, dancing, swimming for recreation or bicycling. Stretching and weight training can also strengthen your body and improve your fitness level.

The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may want to walk with a friend (or partner), join a class or plan a group bike ride. If you’ve been inactive for awhile, use a sensible approach and start out slowly.

Source (above): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention almost 65 percent of Americans are either obese or overweight. Studies have shown that couples who exercise together increase their chances of sticking to their program by a whopping 90 percent.

A partner can help encourage you when you’re feeling like you don’t want to exercise and help keep you focused and motivated when you are struggling. A partner can provide that all important friendly ear when you need to talk or feel like you might slip up. And a partner can persuade you to work out even when you’re not in the mood.

Assess each others fitness level. This is the fun part. Get out the scale, stopwatch, camera and measuring tape to record your starting points. Create a folder or journal to store your stats along with your workout schedule and goals.

Celebrate your successes! Set up rewards for when you reach a goal or milestone. These don’t have to be expensive, but something you have agreed on and are looking forward to. Examples include a massage, or a new workout video. You can get imaginative from there – that’s the fun of working out with your partner – you may be surprised how much closer exercise can bring you!

Recruit an active partner. If you’re single and looking for love, you can better your chances of finding a fitness enthusiast by looking in the right places. The gym might be a good place to begin. 😉

Buddy up. Get fit together. Exercise with your partner, and you’ll stay motivated and focused. Frequent exercise can and will improve your relationship, especially if you commit to do it together! Having the support of a significant other in your fitness efforts will positively impact many areas of your life, not only your relationship.

Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: CelebrateLove.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateLove.com and CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com

NOTE: All articles and “LoveNotes” listed in this BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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