It’s Monday, a holiday Monday which means many of us have the day off. We’re planning to spend the day helping our parents with a couple of “fix-it” projects around their homes. At this stage of life spending time with our parents is a great reminder of what marriage and love really is.
So many days I catch myself being critical or just having a selfish attitude as I go through my day at home. When my husband asks me to help him by bringing him something I think about how it is an interruption in whatever I’m doing. Or I catch myself thinking why can’t he__________ (fill in the blank with your favorite (or should I say least favorite) task)?
Marriage isn’t about who does what. It’s about your relationship. Sure in your relationship you each have things you may be responsible for but the motivation is your love, your relationship. If it’s not, it’s time for an attitude adjustment. This month I’ve joined a group of women on-line. We are choosing to honor our husbands by telling them one something we appreciate about them everyday. Look for it. Recognize it. Thank God for it. Guys, this doesn’t need to exclude you. You can do the same thing for your wife. It’s amazing what being purposeful about this can do for your attitude!
I think about this today because I know that the daily-ness of parents caring for each other as they age is more often than not, not fun. We are so honored to have parents who truly love one another. Our fathers both care for our mothers with such respect. It’s a great example to us.
So do you want to join the challenge? You will be alot more committed to it if you tell someone you are doing it. Why don’t you tell me? Leave a comment letting me know you’ve joined us on the month of September “at least one good thing” a day challenge.