Incremental Changes

October 20, 2011

in the generous life

© Pubas | Dreamstime.comI recently read a great post by Michael Hyatt – The Power of Incremental Change Over Time.  It just reinforced for me the importance of doing a little bit everyday to effect great change in your marriage.  From his post:

Saving Your Marriage. I had another friend in a really bad marriage. On the advice of his mentor, he started practicing “5 for 5.” He simply walks in the house after work, moves within five feet of his wife, asks her about her day, and listens for five minutes. Though a small start, it has now grown to 30 minutes a day. Their relationship has reversed course.

If you want to grow your marriage, being consistent in the smallest, simplest of things can grow big dividends over time.  Remember to smile at your husband when he comes home or compliment him at the dinner table.  Ask him how his day is going or help him with his Saturday project.  It all adds up to a growing marriage with better intimacy.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world [or your marriage].  Mohandas K. Gandh [parenthesis mine]

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Free printable from the Happy Home Fairy with fun ideas to do with your husband and family –  Fall Checklist


Be generous! Lori <><

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Sheila Gregoire October 20, 2011 at 5:16 am

I so agree with this, Lori! I have often found that when we get the little things right, the rest follows. If we can do little things that are kind and appreciative and show love, then we start to feel it. But it’s when the little things go in a marriage that the big things often follow. I wrote a column about The Little Things a while back that says just that.

I so appreciate your quick updates for wives! They’re awesome. You’ve got a unique blog here, just with quick things to encourage us daily, and I hope your traffic keeps growing exponentially!


virginetta October 20, 2011 at 9:09 am

Thanks for the heads up on little things matter. The bible tells us we should not despise small beginninigs. Sometimes we want things to change over night and we cant see the little things that we do for each other that make a difference.


Happy Home Fairy October 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Ohhh, my friend. You bring me so much joy by the way you so thoughtfully include me in many of your posts. :-) Thank you so much for supporting and encouraging my little blog. I am daily uplifted by your emails!


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