Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It …

July 14, 2011

in the generous life

© Iurii Kryvenko | Dreamstime.comThe other day I caught just a few expressions on my husband’s face that told me he was having a down day.  I made plans to baby him, doing for him those things that I knew would encourage him and help him turn his day around.  It really didn’t take that much time out of my day (and even if it would have, he’s worth it).  Later we talked about it and the next day he was back to his usual self.  Mission accomplished.

Sometimes in the busyness of life (and I do understand how busy that can be), we forget to truly look at and observe our husbands.  We are so bound up in the troubles and stresses of our day that it’s hard to see when others are struggling.  My best encouragement is to simplify your lives (so that you have the time and energy to be aware of others) and develop habits where you observe those in your life.  What kind of mood does your husband have at the beginning of each day?  Are there any scheduled events in the day?  How will that effect your husband or family members?  Observe your husband and family at the dinner table.  Engage them in discussion.  Stay in touch with the pulse of your household.

Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.  William Osler

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Be generous!  Lori <><

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Naomi July 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

Your husband is one lucky guy:) “We are so bound up in the troubles and stresses of our day … be aware of others) and develop habits where you observe those in your life.” SO TRUE. I realized the other day how focused I was on myself and how I was feeling that I didn’t notice how upset my mother was (we were visiting) until she told me the next day how depressed she had been. I really regret not taking time to keep in touch with my surroundings and the people in it. At the same time, sometimes I wish communication in marriage were a bit simpler and my loved ones would just say it, “I need a hug” or “I’m having a bad day”.

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Donna September 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

This is so simple, but so true. We do need to be observant of our spouse, and it really doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in their day.

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