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Making A Relationship Last:

Some of us are concerned about whether our relationship will last or not, which is normal. People can be afraid to lose someone they love. True concern demonstrates care, but worrying too much can destroy a relationship. Relationships are supposed to bring you happiness, not worry.

Making a relationship last relies on treating others how you would want to be treated; to make others feel good, which simultaneously creates good feelings in yourself. If you know and care about what people need, then you are capable of making people feel happy and good. Empathy, from both people involved, leads to a successful relationship. When you communicate with empathy, communication leads to effectiveness and understanding. The point of communication is understanding how another person feels and thinks.

-The person you love needs to know that you care about him or her. The person you love needs to be shown that you care. Caring can be done in many ways, but that all depends on what makes the person happy and what the person needs. You care about someone when you are dedicated to and concerned about their health and happiness.

-The person you love needs to be often thought of. Often enough to truly appreciate the person. Often enough for your love to know how much you deeply love him or her.

-Any action taken towards the person you love needs to be taken with kindness. Always consider how the person feels. Speak words of kindness. Speak the depths of your love through words and actions. Allow your love to know how great he or she is. Hold and kiss each other often.

-Laugh together all the time, as often as you can. There is so much to laugh about and when you have someone you love to laugh with, it makes it so much better. Make sure you and the person laugh in any way you know how. Humor is something to be shared and is one of the best parts of relationships.

-A relationship can’t last without trust. You have to be able to trust each other. This is absolutely necessary. You can’t know each other, if you can’t trust each other. If you can’t trust each other, then nothing can really come out of that, but negativity and dishonesty.

How Do You Know You’re In Love?

There are ways to figure out whether you are in love or not. It is important to analyze how this potential love makes you feel. To fall in love with a person romantically, you have to fall in love with that person as a friend first, and not just a friend, but a best friend. You have to be able to trust each other.

How are you able to trust someone? You get to really know someone. 

One indicator of being truly in love could be that you genuinely care about a person so much that you think about the person all the time. It’s important to realize what you value in a partner. Your thoughts can speak volumes in self-guiding. Below is a list of indicators I have found through my own experiences and observation.

You know you’re in love..

When you genuinely, thoughtfully, and actively care about the person.

When you think about how happy he or she makes you.

When you would do anything for him or her.

When you’re each other’s best friend.

When you feel passionate about his or her soul.

When you feel you can’t live without him or her.

When you know you would be happy waking up next to him or her everyday.

When you think about how great he or she is.

When you think about how sweet he or she is.

When you think highly and good of the person.

Why You Should Love Again

If you are going through a time in which your heart feels lonely and hurt, the best thing you can do is love again.

There are so many people who need your love, including yourself. There are so many people who would love to be in your presence. There are so many people that need you. People need your smiles. People need to hear what you have to say.

If falling in love hasn’t been successful for you, eventually it will, but you have to try. Something as beautiful and as great as finding your true love, will never appear over night.

There are billions of people on this earth, and to say that true love isn’t walking around, and waiting for someone like you, just isn’t the truth. Even if your last ten relationships didn’t work out, don’t ever give up hope. Accept circumstances as well as you can, allow yourself time to grieve, don’t feel pressured, and feel free through the fact that your heart is now open to find the one you were meant to be with.

There is no greater feeling than the product of what expressing love to other people brings. One of the greatest feelings is opening up your heart and letting someone know that he or she is loved. When people are loved, they are brought to life. We live because we are loved by other people. We live to love others.

Recoginize the beauty in yourself and realize how capable you really are. Realize that you are invaluable and irreplaceable. Take a look at how wonderful, great, and powerful your love is and has been through the lives of others. Take a look at how beautiful love has felt in your life when you have received it from others. Think about how much beauty and life is created by the power of love and how you and everyone else holds this power.

How To Feel Good Again After Breaking Up


When a relationship ends, one or both involved suffers from loss and break-ups can be especially painful depending on how attached you are to the person you were once with. Feeling better or good after a break-up isn’t always easy.

Bottom line: circumstances have made you feel sad because it didn’t work out. Breaking up and being rejected sucks, but sometimes a relationship was not meant to be. If either one of you was unhappy, then ending the relationship is for the best. 

At times, it will take a lot of patience to make it through a break up because breaking up can be a seemingly very lonely experience, but the loneliness isn’t real because people love you and people are there for you. Just know that everything will be okay. Break-ups happen all the time. Don’t feel guilty about anything unless you haven’t sincerely apologized for what you may have done to hurt someone’s feelings. People make mistakes. It’s a part of everyone’s life. Don’t allow a break up to plague your life. Be strong. There are many people who love you and will fall in love you once they meet you. Don’t give up. You won’t feel lonely forever.

Remember that everything gets better with time. You will feel better again.

Focus on other things. You may have to force your mind on other thoughts. It’s not always easy.

Plan to have a bunch of great days and nights doing what you enjoy.

Cry. Let it out of yourself, cry to close friends.

Write down what you think and reflect on what you think.

Get. Out. Of. The. House. Breathe the fresh air. If you remain in the house, you will remain there forever..

Throw a nice party. Go to a party. Go to a bar. Be responsible and safe doing so.

Read and learn. Learn anything new. Experience something new.

Hang out with your friends. Make new friends as well.

Be who you want to be.

Exercise to shed the negative energy and feel well rested.

Always remember how great you really are.

 

What People Love About Life

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Believing In Each Other by Steve Stephens

Love believes in all things.

In 1910 DeWitt Wallace developed a new idea for a magazine. It would consist of a collection of condensed articles and he would call it the Reader’s Digest. He put together a proposed sample and sent it to publishers throughout the country. Nobody seemed interested and DeWitt was terribly discouraged.

About the same time he met Lila Bell Acheson, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. Before long the two fell in love. Lila believed in DeWitts dream. She wouldn’t let him give up and encouraged him to keep trying his wonderful idea for a magazine. Boosted by her faith in him, DeWitt started mailing circular letters to potential subscribers. In October 1921, Lila married DeWitt.

On returning from their honeymoon, they found a bundle of letters from interested subscribers. Together they worked on Volume 1, Number 1, which appeared in February, 1922. DeWitt Wallace included Lila Bell Acheson as his co-founder, co-editor, and co-owner. Over the years their magazine grew. Now printed in at least eighteen languages, Reader’s Digest is the best selling magazine in the entire world.

DeWitt and Lila were more than husband and wife, they were true friends. They encouraged, supported, and believed in each other. They worked side by side to make their dream come true, and in the process they respected each other. DeWitt once said, “I think Lila made the Digest possible.” I can imagine that Lila would probably say the same about DeWitt.

Yes, love believes all the things. It sticks up for seemingly impossible dreams, cheering as those dreams struggle forward and applauding when they finally come true.

 

Dreams At Midnight by Mick Howe

She lay upon her bed wrapped in scarlet hues and white lace. The silk gently laid across her skin and fluttered in the breeze of the ceiling fan. The lazy look in her brown eyes insists that she has been fighting sleep, or has been slowly welcoming the serenity of her quiet surroundings. She lie still except for her right hand occasionally moving her hair away from her face. Every time she did so, she smiled.

The clouds outside were finally parting away so that the moonlight could not shine through the lone window in the room. The only lights in the room were 5 candles spaced out into a cross on her hope chest. The moonlight mingled with a spattering of stars and bathed the room in a paler glow than what the yellow of the candles was originally allowing.

She slid off the bed, wrapping the silk sheet around her as she walked to the window. The lazy look in her eyes was replaced by the reflection of the night sky. Her smile widened as she leaned her head further out the window.

She was looking into the sky when something caught her attention on the ground. A darkened figure on the tree line was slowly walking toward her direction.

She could tell that the figure was large and wore what appeared to be a hooded robe. Though to most, the sight would be menacing, she stood there anxious, almost excited, but not out of fear. As the figure drew closer, she realized it wasn’t a robe, but an over sized hooded sweater. The figure was obviously male just in their stature. Pausing about 15 yards from the window, the man pulled his hood back, but even with the light of the moon and the stars, she could not make out his features.

Her heart was beating so hard that you could see her chest jump under the silk sheet wrapped around her breasts. She continued to stare outward toward the figure and appeared as though she would jump out to him. As she moved her free hand to the window sill, she gasped.

The man who was but a few yards away was now within inches of her window. The moonlight cast at his back caused the shadows upon his face to make him appear as a thick silhouette. The only detail that she could make out on his face was a pair of eyes that were glowing an emerald green with shades of earth woven into the pupil. As she opened her mouth to speak, he was gone, evaporated into the mist that was now flowing into her room.
She leaned out of the window, letting the sheet fall to the floor. She looked as far as she could from that window, but there was no sign of the man, not even a footprint was left in the moist ground. The wind blew gently as if it were trying to push her back into the room.

The chill could be seen running down her entire body as the goose bumps rose upon her skin. She leaned down to pick up the sheet and wrapped it around her. As she turned to move back toward her bed, the tear in her left eye trickled down her face, first burning the skin and then leaving it icy as the breeze blew over it.

As she reached the foot of her bed, she could hear a man’s laugh outside. She rushed back to the window, but the light from the sky only revealed an open field leading to the woods that were a little under a hundred yards away. No sign of anyone there.

She finally crawled back into bed and shut her eyes, seeing the emerald and earthen tones of the man’s eyes who was supposedly right outside her window. The sight made her smile slightly, and then the smile faded away. Her thought was that maybe it was all just a dream.

Elsewhere, a man was sitting on the edge of his bed, looking out his window and wondering why he continued to see five candles in his dreams. The candles, laid out in the shape of a cross, sat on a wooden chest with a lock on the front of it. There was a white, lacy garment laid at the foot of the chest. Somewhere, off in the corner, he could see a darkened red shade, but couldn’t make out what the figure was.

He stood to look out his window at the clear night sky, and off in the distance, somewhere in the middle of the woods that was just over a hundred yards from his bedroom, he could hear what he thought was a woman’s soft, innocent laugh. He smiled, shook his head, looked up at the sky one last time, and then went back to bed.

She woke up in tears with a pendant clasped in her hands. There was a heaviness in her heart, but she wasn’t sure why. As she looked to her hope chest, one of the candles had blown out, and she instantly knew what was wrong. He never woke up.

As she stared out the window the following night, she looked into the full moon and just to the right of it was a star she had never noticed before. It was shining with a power that could have rivaled the moon for the night sky light. It seemed to be winking at her for a moment, and then, just as the man in her window the night before, the star faded from view.

The tears in her eyes were accompanied by a smile as she took a deep breath in. The breeze was once again cool, but she was oddly warm. She looked across the field and could have sworn that she saw someone walking along the tree line, but alas, no one ever showed. She finally made the assessment that it was just shadow tricks from the trees and the moon’s light.

She lay down once again, the stars filling her head.

Freedom Through The Heart by Mick Howe

Until the end of time my heart will beat for only you.
No other set of words have been spoken more true.
I’m lifted up higher just so I can enjoy this view.
And everything I do I shall always do just for you.

The wings you have given me have set me free.
I can finally feel as though I can be who I want to be.
The joy is overwhelming of what you’ve instilled in me.
And I am thankful for all the things you’ve allowed me to see.

All of these things I really want you to know.
You’ve given me hope and allowed me to grow.
So the rest of the world something I want to show.
And this wonderful feeling is something everyone should know.

Still Here In My Pandemonium by Eli Dunlap

I hold fast to the belief it will one day be you and I, but that belief is slowly fading away a love to die.

I will hold on to you until I perish. A fate to love in our sight.

Attach on to you until we cherish our two souls.

To late? never! With all my might I’ll let it eat me away then my insides will show.

Nothing you see now will be left. Just my heart and soul.

I can’t hide it now. I’m nearly not here. I can’t fight it now. My feelings are clear.

Love in my face taunting me and shoved in my face haunting me.

Somewhere right now a heart is being shattered into a gritty red cloud of hurt.

Somewhere right now a passion is being battered into a tiny lead clump of dirt.

But right now my love for you can break anything that is constructive of it’s destruction.

And right now my mind could take anything. Except you in his arms in my corruption!

Oh! less the glances are that eyes connect. Now the of rest my body awakes to die-sect.

I held this head up high and I burn inside, my love aching in sacrifice.

Which created a mutilated soul deflated.

All I’d forsake for our sake. To those who wait things come, but not to those who wait too late.

Heart beated by time like a drum.

Nothing to show for an eternity waiting.

No reason but you to go on anticipating.

Worth it all. I’d do again even if it ends in a heart beat.

Sewing it for me and all I’d do again without amends.

Intelligence cannot comprehend my swelling love for love.

A love perpetually disabling lasts until an end of dwelling in the love.

Leave away my home of devotion? Heave away dissipating emotions?

All but romance! Singe my heart opening the doorway to love’s spell.

Cringe walking in, I want to stay in love’s Hell. Until the light comes faith for a day not far.

Until the flight from wings comes from where they are.

All I can do is always love you.

Falling in love but without you.

Wait forever thinking about you.

Lever leaving legs like plants.

The echo is still here in my pandemonium.

 

A Love Story From Anon (With Reply From Me)

Hey Logan.

So I know this is random and I hope you don’t think it’s weird, but since you got that Logan On Love show, I figured I’d share my “love story” with you. lol

So I went out with this girl in eighth grade and ended up settling down with her. We went out for four years and ten months. The relationship was kind of an opposites attract type of thing. After like eight months I was like “Why haven’t we had sex yet?,” but she said she wanted to save it for marriage. I was a smoker and she was a drinker so after two years I quit smoking for her because she hated it and she quit drinking so it would be fair. At the 3 year mark I got her a promise ring. However, she was mad it wasn’t an engagement ring and I wasn’t ready for that. It was pretty good and we were like best friends. Three months before we broke up we got matching heart tattoos. And let me tell yah.. It did not look very manly on me. lol But then a month before we broke up a new guy started at her job and they started hanging out and she started back drinking, so I started smoking.

About two weeks before we broke up she spent the night with him to celebrate her birthday and then two weeks later she left me for him. Then I found out she had sex with him that night which was pretty devastating because I respected her decision to wait until marriage for almost 5 years. When I found out, I got a “no love” tattoo to cover up our matching tattoo.. I learned a whole lot from it. That was like almost two years ago. That’s about it, sorry so long and random.

 

Dear Anon,

I do not think you are weird at all. Thank you for sharing this story with me. I surely understand and relate to where you come from.. I am sorry it didn’t work out between the two of you. That’s a lot of your time invested in loving someone and it turning out the way it did. First of all, she didn’t have the right to get mad about you not wanting to marry yet. I mean, you were so young then and you still are now.I don’t blame you for not being ready for that kind of commitment because there is so much involved with marriage and the preparation for it.

Secondly, I believe it is right to wait for marriage. That is what I am doing, but she obviously wasn’t sincere or she would not have slept with another guy. Seems like she was just telling you that because she didn’t want to give herself away to YOU like that. She probably feared commitment, so in turn she wanted to turn it around on you being the one who was afraid, just so she wouldn’t be the one to blame. And that guy had most likely been in the picture before you knew of him (just assuming). Hense, another reason why she didn’t want to commit to you. Her reasoning probably had nothing to do with marriage, it most likely had to do with her lack of feelings for you, which can be devastating as you have come to find.

Thirdly, you should never have to change yourself and your lover shouldn’t have to change for you unless it’s for better health, which it was, but changing was obviously not something you really wanted to do and I doubt she wanted to either. And if she wasn’t even committed enough to you, she wouldn’t have been committed enough to change as well.. People don’t like altering themselves because they want to feel as if they are good enough just the way they are. Evidently your relationship suffered from mis-communication and un-mutual feelings. I am not trying to explain a bunch of things you may already know, I am just replying and giving my opinion.

 

Logan,

I was glad to share it with you. I’m glad you can understand and relate. I agree with your opinion a lot. It was a lot of time invested and then that happened. It sucked because I turned down a bunch of girls for her, but it happens. I’m glad you agree on the marriage thing. I only want one marriage in my lifetime so starting this young is too risky. That’s cool that your waiting until marriage, too. I agree very much that lovers shouldn’t change their self . I think that happens a lot and is a big downfall. Thanks a lot for giving me your opinion.