Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 505 ~ Give Joy, Get Joy! (XVIII)

"You will show me the path of life.  In your presence is fullness of joy . . . Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!'" (Psalm 16:11a; 144:15b) 
"A merry heart does good like medicine . . ." (Proverbs 17:22a)
  • 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!
It's hard to criticize others when we are enjoying their company. Instead of speaking negatively to your husband today, enjoy him! Encourage him! As you experience fullness of joy with God, share some of that joy with your husband. Does your husband have a playful side? A great sense of humor? Is there a "little boy" that wants to escape from time to time, reflecting the joy in his heart? This is a wonderful part of who he is, and a great strength. Let him know that you appreciate his joyfulness and his playful spirit. Find opportunities to join him in positive play times.
If your husband can sometimes be overly serious, coax him out occasionally for some play times. It will help him relieve stress and relax.    
Day 18 ! . . .    
I'm going to keep this simple and not let it get too wordy.  

If someone is always nice to you, giving you joy, making you laugh, telling you how great you are... well you very well can't get mad at them ... now can you?

I'd say that it would truly make it difficult.

So give it a try.  

I have.  

If you think about it that's all I've been doing with this challenge... encouraging my husband... telling him how great he is... how much we appreciate him... how thankful we are for him and all he does for us.

There's a bonus to this challenge too... a happy home!!

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


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

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