THE WAY OF LOVE: STEP BY STEP
A 100 Day Spiritual Marathon
by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D.

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Introduction • The Way of Love: One Step at a Time
Day 1 • Gratitude for Necessities
Day 2 • Gratitude for Beauty
Day 3 • Thanking God for those who have Loved you
Day 4 • Gratefulness for Tech
Day 5 • Thank God for Creating Yourself
Day 6 • Gratitude for Crosses
Day 7 • Thanking God for all our Blessings
Day 8 • Engaging in only Loving Conversations
Day 9 • Having Loving Conversations Outside the Home and at Work
Day 10 • Having Loving Conversations with Family and/or Friends
Day 11 • Conversing more lovingly by not being too loud, too soft, talking too much or too little
Day 12 • Avoiding Rude Modes of Conversation
Day 13 • Avoiding Boasting to be more Loving in Conversation
Day 14 • Trying to Converse Lovingly one Whole Day!
Day 15 • Forgiveness
Day 16 • Forgiving Family Members
Day 17 • The Challenge of Forgiving Friends
Day 18 • Forgiving those in Authority: teachers, managers, the Church?
Day 19 • Forgiving School-mates, Co-workers and Neighbors
Day 20 • Forgiving Ourselves
Day 21 • Asking Forgiveness from those I have Hurt
Day 22 • Appreciating Beauty
Day 23 • Finding Beauty in Strangers
Day 24 • Appreciating Beauty in Music and the other Arts
Day 25 • Showing Appreciation of Beauty in Lesser Forms of Beauty
Day 26 • Appreciating the Beauty of Animals
Day 27 • Appreciating the Beauty of the Soul in the Faces of Others
Day 28 • Appreciating Beauty in Jesus, Mary, and the Saints
Day 29 • Observing Loving and Unloving Advice Giving
Day 30 • Not Giving Advice Automatically
Day 31 • Giving Loving Advice at Work
Day 32 • Offering Advice in a Gentle Way
Day 33 • The Challenge of Loving Advice for Family and Close Friends
Day 34 • Loving Freedom enough Not to Try to Control Others through Advice
Day 35 • Loving Silence
Day 36 • The Way of Love: Sacrifice
Day 37 • Little Deeds of Love
Day 38 • Sacrifice in Prayer
Day 39 • Bending to the Way of Others
Day 40 • Keeping Promises in a Loving, Timely Way
Day 41 • Suffering with Trust
Day 42 • Offering Every Sacrifice to God for a Whole Day
Day 43 • New Theme: The Challenge of being Friendly
Day 44 • Being Polite and Helpful
Day 45 • Smiling Lovingly
Day 46 • A Loving Touch
Day 47 • Lovingly Affirming Others
Day 48 • Loving Phone Calls or E-mails to Distant Family and Friends
Day 49 • Being Friendly All Day Long
Day 50 • Being Lovingly Patient
Day 51 • Overcoming Impatience expressed in Speech
Day 52 • Overcoming Feelings of Impatience when Frustrated
Day 53 • Approaching Work Goals Patiently
Day 54 • Exercising Loving Patience in the Family
Day 55 • Loving Patience with brothers and sisters in the Church
Day 56 • 24 hours of Loving Patience
Day 57 • Loving Generosity
Day 58 • Giving Money
Day 59 • Generous Hospitality
Day 60 • Working Lovingly in a Generous, Cheerful Manner
Day 61 • Hospitality of Heart
Day 62 • Loving Small Helps to Others
Day 63 • Being Not Tight But Lovingly Generous All Day
Day 64 • Anxiety vs. Trust in us and Around us
Day 65 • Loving Trust in Jesus in your area of Greatest Anxiety
Day 66 • Entrusting our Country to God
Day 67 • Trusting God’s Love in our Fears about Money and Work
Day 68 • Fears about the Health and Life of ourselves and Loved Ones
Day 69 • Trusting in God for the Church
Day 70 • A Whole Day of Trusting in God
Day 71 • Observing Myself and Others concerning Simplicity of Life
Day 72 • Simplifying Possessions to Make More Room for Love
Day 73 • Simplifying Desires for the Future
Day 74 • Room for Unexpected Loving Encounters and Deeds
Day 75 • Simplifying the Mind
Day 76 • Simplifying Prayer to make it more Lovingly Personal
Day 77 • A whole day of Freedom of Spirit and Lightness
Day 78 • Observing Peacefulness and Anger
Day 79 • Resignation vs. Rage
Day 80 • Understanding the Motives of Others
Day 81 • Excusing instead of Accusing
Day 82 • Loving, Gentle Speech
Day 83 • Praying for Peaceful Solutions to Conflicts
Day 84 • a Whole Day of Peace
Day 85 • Observing Cooperative vs. Bossy Behavior
Day 86 • Checking Inappropriate Stances of Superiority or Authority
Day 87 • Offering Help in Daily Circumstances
Day 88/89 • Not taking Umbrage when one’s Legitimate Authority is Ignored
Day 90 • A Quiet Spirit
Day 91/92 • Being Cooperative All Day Long
Day 93 through Day 100 • Spiritual Warfare to Overcome your Worst Defect for the sake of Love

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