Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day 487 ~ Thank You! (II)

Through love serve one another.  (Galatians 5:13b)

To refresh your memory, here's the 30-Day Encouragement Challenge for the next 30 days:
  • You can't say anything negative about your husband . . . to your husband . . . or to anyone else, about your husband.
  • Say something that you admire or appreciate about your husband . . . to your husband . . . and to someone else, about your husband!

How did you do yesterday with your first day of blessing and encouraging your  husband? Was it easy? Was it hard to hold your tongue when you wanted to say something negative? We hope you're off to a good start. (If you blew it, don't give  up - start again today!) There are so many practical things you can praise, if you look for them.

Today, find some way that your husband is serving you or your family. Does he help around the house? Take care of the car? Fix things that are broken? If your budget allows, give him a new, small tool with a big bow attached. But make sure he doesn't think it's part of a "Honey Do" list!  Maybe your husband's not a handyman, but does he run errands for you? Let you go first? Take care of you when you are sick? Help you make decisions? Praise him for his willingness to serve others. Let him know that you see his unique service as a great strength.
Here's day 2 ... how about you?  
I'm going to keep this simple and not let it get too wordy.   

I am beginning to think that the most important thing about being in a marriage is to continue to love and respect the person whom you fell so in love with so many days ago, and chose to marry, more so today than yesteryear.  

One thing we forget with everyday life, that the stress and hustle and bustle that life gives you should not interfere with the love you have for one another.

The fact that my husband does do things for our daughter and me, is such a wonderful thing.  I am truly blessed.  

There are men out there that do not "care" for their wife or family in such a selfless way... they are very self-centered and only care about "what's in it for them."

So today I took notice at all the little things that Dino does for us, and I was and am very thankful and appreciative for all of it.

[here's to you finding your... ]


I am second..

... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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mail4rosey said...

It's so easy to take for granted those things you once thought were so special, isn't it?

I think this is a good challenge. If you practice things out loud, it helps reset your internal settings too, sometimes (if they need it). :)

KarenG said...

What an excellent reminder! I can be kind of rude and abrupt to my poor husband, who is always so kind and sweet and loving. (I know, I can be a real jerk.)