January 14, 2010

in the generous life

One thing I love to do is ask questions.  It’s fun to watch people pause and then reflect what is in their hearts or minds.  I learn a lot that way.  I think also it’s kind of an encouraging thing, like I really care about them and what they feel/think.

One of my favorite people to question is my husband.  I like to know what’s going on in his head and what he thinks about different things.  It’s a pretty nice intimacy builder as well.

Why not ask your husband a question or two.  Make sure that it’s a good time to talk and ask away.  Perhaps even make a game of it over dinner or in those quiet moments in bed.

Questions show the mind’s range, and answers, its sublety. Joseph Joubert

Be generous!  Lori <><

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meesh January 14, 2010 at 8:07 am

A spin off of this idea…

Last year, my husband and I were invited to a Valentine’s Day get together at a friend’s house. We knew that we would be playing a version of “The Newlywed Game” with about eight other couples.

Because I am rather competitive, I wanted to be ready for any question that the hosting couple could ask. The week of Valentine’s Day, my husband and I spent car trips and dinners asking each other random questions so that we would be prepared for anything. We had a lot of fun getting ready for the game and we learned many things about each other.

I encourage you all to have fun in this area as well. Here are some example questions:
If you could be any animal, which one would you choose?
How many bones in you body have you broken?
Did you have a favorite toy as a child?
Did you ever “get lost”?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite restaurant? Entree?


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