You Must Remember This – It Matters Why and When You Kiss

It was a lovely, and pretty typical, Friday evening. The kids were out with friends and the house was all theirs. They were snuggled together on the couch watching this week’s movie choice. They took turns choosing the movie of the week.

Tonight’s movie was a classic, Casablanca. They both knew it well and enjoyed it every time. They hadn’t watched it in awhile, but when the song came on, “As time goes by”, they both sang along. At the end, they sighed, smiled at each other, and, naturally, kissed to mark the line, “A kiss is just a kiss.”

When the movie ended, Tia turned to Tucker and said, “I liked that kiss. We should do more of that.”

Tucker, recognizing his cue, immediately kissed her gently on the lips. Tia smiled and said, “I like that.” After a couple of moments, Tia said, “Tucker, why don’t we kiss more often? We used to kiss all the time. People used to tease us about the dangers of chapped lips. When did we stop kissing so much?”

Tucker wrinkled his forehead as he considered the question. “Hmm. I don’t know the answer, but I think I know the solution.” And he pulled her closer and locked lips with her. This time it wasn’t so much a gentle kiss as a suggestive one. The suggestion was made all the more obvious by the way he was pulling against her.

To his confusion, Tia pulled away and started talking again.

“Whoa, Tucker. That is not where I was going with the conversation.”

“Tia, we just watched one of the most romantic movies ever made. Then you made a point about us kissing more. I thought our direction was pretty obvious.” Tucker wasn’t so much angry as he was just completely confused. But he was not a novice at this marriage communication thing; he had skills! He reoriented and sat back a bit. He made eye contact and made an inquiry, smiling so that Tia felt that he was on her side.

“Okay, Tia, help me understand what you were thinking.”

Tia had learned to trust that Tucker really wanted to know, so she explained.

“I think we’ve gotten so familiar and casual with each other and so busy that we don’t often stop and just connect through kissing. Kissing means we have to stop doing everything else and just for those few moments be totally with each other. It’s a lovely thing, but I think it’s an interruption of a sort that we don’t often make time or thought for.”

Tucker nodded. This made sense to him. They’d even made do too often with just making a kissing gesture across the room when one or the other of them left the house.

But, looking at Tia, Tucker had a suspicion that there was another thought there that she needed to share.

“Tia, there’s something else on your mind. Spill it.” He smiled at her to encourage her to speak freely.

“Well, I think it was more than just time going by. I may have to take some responsibility for this. I think I started to avoid kissing you because I didn’t want to raise your expectations. A lot of the time when we’d kiss, especially if I initiated the kiss, you took it from gentle affection to something more passionate. And then it would seem that you expected it to evolve into sex. I didn’t want to give you that message all the time. So I think I just stopped kissing. But I really miss the kissing.”

Tia looked sad.

Tucker looked thoughtful. His forehead wrinkled again.

“Well, I guess I have to share that responsibility. It’s pretty much true that I would like most of those kisses to be passionate and to lead to more. You’re always beautiful to me, Tia, and I almost always want to be passionate with you. But you’ve explained to me before that your mindset isn’t always in that place, so I guess I get that the passionate stuff doesn’t always feel welcome or well-timed.”

Tia smiled broadly and lovingly at Tucker when she heard how well he had listened and how well he understood her feelings, even when they were different from his own.

Tucker hit the jackpot when he then said, “So how about I just follow your lead if you take the kiss up a notch?” At which point she most clearly did.

Let Kissing Liven Up Your Meetings (and More Kissing Tips)

Every now and then a quarrel breaks out down at the barber shop, lines are drawn, challenges leveled and, with any luck, somebody walks out with very few blood stains. All over a seemingly innocent discussion: What is the greatest sport ever?

Some say “football”. Some say “baseball”. Canadians say “hockey”. The rest of the world says “soccer”. (Actually, they say “football”, too…but they mean “soccer”.

I say: “kissing”. Yes, kissing is the greatest sport ever. Allow me to recount just a few of the reasons.

Kissing is a very versatile sport. There are so many kisses – at least one for each occasion. There is the peck on the cheek kiss, the peck on each cheek kiss, the peck on your nephew’s cheek kiss while grabbing the other cheek flab with your hand, the madly passionate kiss, the kiss on the hand, the kiss of death, the “Hey you! Kiss this!”, and even the town of Kissimmee (founded by early Italian pioneer kissers) in Florida.

Kissing is easy to transport. It really doesn’t matter where you are. You can kiss: at the gym, in the boardroom, in the space shuttle, even in Alaska from June through September.

Kissing requires very little equipment, meaning you can do it even when unprepared, and even when you have to travel light. This makes it the ideal participation sport for businessmen, world travelers and hang gliders

Kissing always livens things up. Try this: the next time you are in a booooring meeting that seems to last foreeeeever, why not just kiss somebody. See how it livens things up?

Kissing is legal in all 50 states and most countries. Rumors are circulating that kissing will even be legalized soon on Mars, Jupiter and in Afghanistan.

Kissing is 100% biodegradable, so when you kiss somebody, you help the environment.

Kissing is safe to do in a moving vehicle, as long as you are not driving.

Kissing is non toxic…unless you kiss somebody who has just swallowed a bottle of Drano. Even so, kissing is still safe, as long as you avoid the mouth area.

Kissing is non-fattening. This is perhaps the best news of all, because now dieters have something to keep their mouths busy while not eating, and smokers can quit smoking without having to chew candies until they a) need to diet or b) induce diabetes. (Read the headline: “Kissing prevents diabetes”)

Kissing is organic, low in sodium, preservative-free, low in saturated fats and does not contain dozens of delicious ingredients that cannot be pronounced, like javelchromopntheoremicherbicidic acid.

Most kisses are not tested on animals, but who am I to stifle your sense of adventure.

You can kiss just about everyone: your boyfriend, your aunt, your wife, your veterinarian, the Prime Minister of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick and your pet aardvark. Don’t try kissing them all at the same time, though…especially not your boyfriend and your wife.

Kissing meets the toughest safety regulations of any national or international sporting organization. Kissing has a tremendous safety record, except for the occasional locked braces. But a quick call for a AAA tow truck fixes that problem (CAA in Canada, AA in the UK, the local plumber in France)

The only recorded deaths involving kissing are by third parties, usually wives, husbands, spurned lovers and other spectators who somehow get past security and storm onto the playing field.

There are a few kisses we recommend you avoid. These are often referred to as “extreme kissing”. Don’t kiss an on-duty sumo wrestler; it is considered dangerous. Don’t kiss a metal fence-post in sub-zero weather; readers in northern climates know exactly what I mean. Don’t kiss any electrical outlets. Don’t kiss the vacuum cleaner if you want to retain all your vital organs. It’s OK to kiss sandpaper, just don’t use your tongue. Don’t kiss a chainsaw; we feel this one is self-explanatory. And don’t kiss your office manager while on duty…unless you happen to be a work-from-home hermit like me.

But overall, kissing is so great that it makes baseball, hockey, football and soccer seem like bush league sports. Next time you hear a brawl at your local barbershop, just go in and give everyone a kiss. I guarantee that you will win the argument hands down. And if not, at least you will make some new friends to argue with.

If You Want to Be a Millionaire, Kiss Your Pen!

The language of love can be better understood by some blends of kisses. Kissing is an expression of love and love without kisses is nothing but a huge joke. Those who love to write do it over and over with their pen. The reason s not far-fetched – the writer’s pen is an income generator, and so he kisses his pen always to avoid rioting. The wisdom of the man with the pen is unquantifiable and cannot be wished away. The slogan now is, “As his wisdom, so is his wealth”. Many people are harping on this to take a challenge on article writing.

Sure, every average person can make an excellent second income writing articles. Articles are in many categories, but writing on your favourite subjects has an advantage. As an aspiring entrepreneur or article writer, your ability to write effectively can mean the difference between success and failure. Writing for an income is just a matter of decision, and you too, can do it.

I started putting my ideas on paper at a very tender age. Many times I abandoned my books to write down some fresh ideas on paper, even when I am supposed to be reading for my exams. I acquired a lot of books and can boast of a sizeable personal library. What I read from people’s books can make me to begin writing for days, either in support or against the writer’s idea.

Opportunities abound for any person with the decision to write articles, especially on his favourite subjects. The following are areas one can make it writing articles or better said, kissing the pen.

1. Children’s Stories – A vivid imagination, enthusiastic creativity and the ability to put something in the mind of a child are required in writing children’s stories. Good story books targeted at school children have a high level of patronage, so those who are gifted to write such stories have a cause to smile to the banks.

2. Newspapers – Newspaper writers may choose to write on a chosen career or institution. You can choose to create and produce an unofficial campus, business or health-care newspaper, and publish it weekly or bimonthly. Information and articles featured in the newspaper can focus on issues and events relating to your area of choice, campus, business, health-care, etc., as the case may be. Selling classified and display advertising space to local businesses wishing to gain exposure to the paper readership base would support the paper.

3. Writing Competition – Competition in writing gives joy and reading what you put down on paper gladdens the heart. When you organize writing competitions like essay writing, etc., in Secondary or Tertiary institutions, you can be sure of the entry fees for the competitions. You can collaborate with a newspaper, radio station, magazine or group to bring your idea to public view. Put in some measures of specification like word count, genre, topic, terms and conditions and enlist the services of respected, unbiased judges. Publish all winning entries.

4. Movie Scripts – Good story tellers who can create ideas that could be translated on the tube by actors and actresses can pull in some money using sequence, description and plotting.

5. Fiction and Non Fiction – It may not take a special education or experience to break into a career as this one. Your creative ability and good writing skills, as well as having the perseverance to complete a work like short stories, novels, screenplays, television stories and stage plays, are very important. You get paid for your work when your work is of sufficient value, and you can sell your work to publishers and producers as an independent writer or you publish your work by yourself. Also, jobs are equally available at magazines and movie and TV studios for people who want to be staff writers. To qualify for this kind of job, you need to be more creative and determined to succeed at all times.

6. Information Marketing – People make a lot of money by just providing special information on small pamphlets, e-books and softwares. The good thing here is that you do not even need to e the owner of the information you are marketing, your business is to provide adequate information, for instance, music, GSM, football (Premier League), etc., and sell to your customers.

7. Others – Kissing your pen is a big job. People have no business today running from pillar to post when they can create an idea. Writing has many areas of creating wealth for the person who decides to kiss the pen. Kissing the pen means that you come up alive in a new and different way. Think out the other areas you can make money through writing. You can source out information on topics pertaining to securing gainful employment, how to prepare for interviews, some secrets of a winning resume and more, get them together and publish it as a monthly employment and career guide newspaper. Get some companies to advertise in it and start with free distribution. You can work as a literary agent – representing an author in bringing out his literary ability and acting as a liaison between him and a publishing firm.

You can also specialize in writing business plans and proposals, write resumes, sell slogans and make extra cash by rolling out booklets of unique recipes. Writing has made a lot of people millionaires and you can be the next. Are you prepared? Then kiss the Pen!