Sharing the Pieces of Life

August 19, 2011

in the generous life

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© Soniak | Dreamstime.comI’m working on a puzzle (the trees are totally giving me grief).

I think it’s a cool idea to invite your spouse to join you in working a puzzle (especially if they are willing to help you with the trees).  You get a little quiet time where you can talk, or not.  It’s good couple time and good relaxing time. 

Yes, I understand that not all people are puzzle people, so if puzzles aren’t a good fit, cook in the kitchen together or work crossword puzzles together (or just side by side and help each other with clues).  Or you could go all techie and play scrabble with each other on your phones.  The idea is to find something fun and relatively relaxing to do together.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.  Mohandas K. Gandhi

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Be generous!  Lori <><

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Caroline August 19, 2011 at 3:57 am

We’ll actually both take out our laptops and turn on some nice music and chill together. Sometimes I find it counter-productive and not at all an effective way for building our relationship. But after 12 yrs of marriage maybe I should see under a better light.


Paula August 19, 2011 at 5:28 am

I did not care at all for the idea of smartphones, but hubby introduced the gadgetry into our lives. Now I love the way they keep us connected when we are apart. We enjoy texting, sending each other pictures, and playing games! In addition to Words With Friends, we also have Chess With Friends…so while I’m whipping him at words, he’s whipping me at chess. ;-)


Sherry P August 19, 2011 at 6:53 am

I have found in the past that talking over puzzles is a great way to work out issues with my husband also. Not only does it keep emotions cooler, but the very act of fitting together pieces helps to organize and fit together the answers to whatever issue we may be having. It keeps the brain in problem-solving mode in doing the puzzle and working out an issue both.
My husband’s eyesight is no longer conducive to puzzles, but relaxing at the lake’s edge every Saturday evening (the only day we’re both off work; he works nights, I work days) is our new tradition. We may be playing games on the cell phone or reading or whatever, but that’s also when we do our best talking!


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