i have simplicity on the brain these days and I’m LOVING it! This is a results of several worlds of mine colliding – pretty much literally. It’s nothing new or dramatic, just the “same old thing” – busy-ness. You know the syndrome. Everyone knows the syndrome. The question is why does everyone know the syndrome? Over the next few weeks or months I”m going to share my journey to actually apply simplicity to my life, all of my life.
Simplicity can apply to our marriage relationships. Why do they have to be complicated? Loving your spouse can be as simple as listening to them, without interrupting them. Ask questions as needed to be sure you understood what they said. Then respond as needed. It’s amazing what you can learn when you slow down your conversation a bit and focus on each other.
I had to laugh yesterday. My husband was watching a football game “live” which rarely happens because we record everything and then skip the commercials. He happen to see a commercial for Arby’s new brisket sandwich. He commented that it looked good and could make a good Sunday evening supper. (We don’t usually cook on Sunday evenings, popcorn and frozen pizza do just fine). He looked at me with a sideways grin. In a very spontaneous moment I thought, I could go get us one of those and so I did. He smiled for the rest of the night. We ate them on the patio with a small fire going and played a game of cribbage. (yes, he won) After our treat he returned to football and I did some scrapbooking. It was a very pleasant night. That simple gesture made my husband feel noticed and loved. He said so.
What simple thing can you do today to let your spouse know you love him/her and are paying attention to them?