Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We Need Each Other

When I was in college, I read a book written by a couple of psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister and Mark R. Leary.  Apparently, these two "really smart dudes" conducted a study on the fact that a great deal of human behavior, emotion, and thought is caused by the need to be accepted by someone.  According to Baumeister and Leary, the desire to form relationships is nearly universal among human beings, and it is a fundamental human motivation.  Our well-being and happiness is dependent upon close relationships!

Simply put, and in "Mama Leisha" terms:  We all need love, people!  We need each other.

We need each other for encouragement.


For peace and hope.


For motivation.


For laughter.


For inspiration.


For joy.


And for friendship.


Mother Teresa said, "The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."  What a gift we have, that we are able to "feed" those around us.

Remember to be kind to each other, my friends.
Remember to take care of each other.

38 comments:

  1. You know I love you, but after today's post, I really, really love you. You truly are sunshine in my life and I am so very blessed to know you and call you friend! PS-linked this up to my craft channel's fb page-every woman needs to be reminded of your wise words.
    Pps-how in the heck did you remember the 2 guys who wrote the psychology book? Impressive.

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    1. Tausha! Confession: I couldn't remember their names so I had to look it up! HA! I love you so stinkin' much. Thank you for always leaving me the most wonderful comments. You are a treasure!

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  2. http://www.facebook.com/mycraftchannel

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    1. Thank you so much, Abigail. I appreciate the comment and the love. XO!

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  4. Ok, so where on earth is the love button when you need it. this is so true! I enjoyed this post, I don't know where I would be without my family and friends-- no matter how CRAZY they/we can be, we truly do need each other.

    xoxo
    Maya D

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    1. AH! MAYA! Such a lovely comment! THANK YOU! We do need each other, absolutely. Thank you for always being kind. XO!

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  5. Your posts really are the best. And my favorite photo was the motivation shot. That made me laugh out loud. You look like the most adorable cartoon character. :)

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    1. Thanks, Baby! I heart your crazy face! Isn't that picture hilarious! That was my "before" picture at a spinning class. I will never show the "after" picture. It's really scary! HA HA! Thanks for the comment love!

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  6. You are so "real" - I love it. You don't hold back & I love that about you. Love all your great pictures from BYB2013. Was awesome to see you again even if it was just for a minute! You're so right -- we just need to love.

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    1. Becky Babe! I don't hold back because I have NO filter! HA HA HA! I'm so glad you stopped by, read this post, and left me some comment love. It warmed my heart. Love you woman!

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  7. Girly I am beyond thrilled to come to your blog and get my Aleisha fix and see one of my most favorite pictures of me and you!! You are amazing, inspiring and I adore you and as "mama Leisha would say: kiss your face all over"!!!!!

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    1. LORI!!!! That picture of you and I is too precious for words. I LOVE it too. Whenever I see it, it makes me happy. YOU make me happy! I'm so glad we are friends. I love ya like crazy!

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  8. Beautiful words!! I love you! This post was wonderful...so were all the photos! I wish we were eating cheesesteaks together right now!! :)
    I love that leopard necklace with the red top...looks awesome! Miss you like crazy! Xoxox
    Maria

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    1. Hello my little prego Tacohead! I wish we were eating cheesesteaks together too! That picture is one of my favorites. Bless Steve for capturing such a perfect moment. I LOVE YOU!

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  9. You are so sweet! And it's so true, we really do need love!

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    1. My darling Bethany! We do need love, and we also need each other. Thank you for your comment and for being so supportive of me!

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  10. Awesome message! I love all these pictures, too!

    I read your about me section and I'm also a chocolate chip cookie lover. Wish I had some right now!

    New follower from the Aloha Friday Bloghop!

    www.MommaCandy.com

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    1. YAAAAYYY!!! We chocolate chip cookie lovers have got to stick together! HA HA! Shauna, I am so very happy that you stopped by my blog, left me a comment, and decided to follow me. Thank you so much for bringing some sparkle into my day. I'll be sure to pop by and visit you! XOXO

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  11. Hi I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop.

    my blog: www.wilsontom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, for leaving me a little comment love, and for following. I'm always grateful for the support and genuinely appreciate my readers. I'll be sure to pop by your corner of the blogosphere too! Best wishes!

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  12. What an awesome post! I am so honored to gave my face next to yours up there! Thanks for being such an incredible example to me!

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    1. Aw, honey! I'm honored to have YOUR face by MY face. You are a beautiful woman. I LOVE YOU!

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  13. Oh, Aleisha I'm going to met you one day & get a hug & share a laugh. I've seen you from afar at Creative Guild get togethers & think you are a doll. Such a positive happy post, love it. So true! Hope you have a wonderful day & hope to met you soon :)

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    1. YES YES!! We must meet (ha ha...originally, I spelled that "meat") and we must hug it out. I visited your blog and you are an absolute doll. We must be friends! Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Thank you for making me smile! Blog hopping from You Like Me! have a fantastical weekend!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I visited your blog too, and you are lovely. Have a happy Wednesday!

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  15. I've loved reading your blog many times, but just realized-- I WASN'T FOLLOWING!!! I
    (re-)discovered you today when I typed in "other Molly Mormon bloggers" and was so delighted to read this post! I'm now (finally) following and reading along.
    Hope you'll stop by to say hey sometime.
    http://www.wanderlust-wishlist.blogspot.com/

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    1. Karen! Oh my goodness, you are the biggest sweetheart on the whole entire planet!! ha ha! I'm so happy you found me again and that you decided to follow along. Thank you for making my whole day! You are wonderful! XO!

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  16. I just started following you on Facebook. Found your blog through the Friday Connection Blog Hop.

    Join my blog hop as well!

    http://www.funnybabyvids.com/funny-baby-video-sunday-blog-hop/#more-527

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    1. Thanks a whole bunch for popping by! I'm grateful for the support. I'm liking you on FB as well!

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  17. You are the cutest thing ever! Such an inspiration to all of us :) xoxoxo.

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    1. Aaaaawwwww, thank you so much Pretty S! HA HA! I sure love you!

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