Drip, Drip, Drip

October 8, 2011

in the generous life

© Wendb | Dreamstime.comThe idea behind The Generous Wife is that small acts of kindness can change your marriage relationship.  I think this kind of thoughtfulness and generosity is more than just a marriage blessing, it can be a radical way of life.  I often refer to “ripple effect.”  Doing something small is not a small thing.  It can change a life and more. 

A few days ago, in conversation with a friend, she told me how she had encouraged a kid to finish a task instead of quit.  It turned out to be a rather significant thing for that child and I would imagine will effect how she addresses future challenges in her life.  She knows what it feels like to work through something to the finish instead of quitting.  Think of how that might effect future jobs, her marriage, parenting and more.  If she has greater stick-to-itiveness, how many people will she inspire?  How many lives will she change?  All that from just a moment of encouragement, speaking into the life of a kid.

Think of what effect you could have on your husband, your kids, your friends, and the world around you if you chose to do one generous act a day for the rest of your life.  Why not go for two or three?

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.   Scott Adams

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LINKS TO BLOG POSTS THAT STOOD OUT TO ME THIS LAST WEEK:

Intimacy in Marriage: Little Irritations are Killing Your Sex Life
Join the interesting conversation about dealing with differences in the bedroom.

Black & Married With Kids: When are You Going to Get MAD – A very nice “ripple effect” post.
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Hot, Holy, and Humorous: What Is Intimacy? – A thoughtful post about the scope of intimacy in marriage.
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Journey to Surrender: The Power of Words – Talk about ripple effect!  Lovely encouragement to use your words to bless.
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Making Love in the Microwave: 15 Minute Marriage Challenge: Pray for One Another –  It’s not too late to join in the challenge.  Share 15 minutes a day for your sweetie.
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Marriage Life: I will protect my spouse’s heart. – Make your spouse’s wellbeing a priority.
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One Flesh Marriage: Be Men of Quad 3 – For women too!  A lovely coaching tool that helps you see what is truly important.
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To Love, Honor and Vaccuum: My Husband Never Wants to Spend Time with Me – Practical advice for those who need some quality time.
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Winning at Romance: Hey, Wives, is Sex Always on Your Terms?! – Gently done challenge by Julie of Intimacy in Marriage.

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Be generous!  Lori <><

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