I think I mentioned that one of my new year resolutions was to “read 1/2 hour a day” (this is reading on top of Bible/devotional/study/etc.) I can read more if I what to, but this ensures that I’m regularly challenged by ideas and that I’m actually finishing books (something that I occasionally struggle with, it’s so fun to find a new book and start reading).
Then I read 12 Reasons I Have Decided to Read One Book Per Week on Becoming Minimalist. I was so impressed by his list of reasons (do read) that I am doubly determined to continue to read. (I especially liked 10. Books lead to greater relationships with the people around us.)
So what does reading have to do with being a generous wife? A quick read through of the 12 Reasons post will give you 12 great reasons, but let’s just say “a growing you” makes for an enjoyable you. Happy, excited, passionate, curious, generous people are wonderful to be around. Reading can be a great building block in the process of growing and learning and building a wonderful life with the people you love.
Different season’s of life allow for varying amounts of “free time” for reading. When my kids were small I would have to leave a book by the rocker or on the toilet and read in snippets of time. Don’t be overwhelmed by the “book a week” or the “1/2 hour a day” goals of others. What would work for you? What do you want to learn? What inspires you? Do you have a library near you?
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Pay attention to who is influencing your marriage – for the positive. Who influences you? (from Encourage Your Spouse)
A reminder to minimize distractions and enjoy your sweetie ~ Me? Distracted? Did You Say Something? (from Couple Things)
Be generous! Lori <><