Sanity is Important

September 29, 2012

in the generous life

There are some things that are just important to my sanity. Beauty. Order. Creativity. Pretty things growing in the dirt. A bag of yarn and a crochet hook.

The same could be said for my husband. There are things that help him feel balanced and energized … sane (believe me, this is important).  ;)

I think sometimes we look at what is important to our spouses and wonder. It might seem a bit silly to us or not really that important. I’m thinkin’ we need to respect those things for our spouse in the same we would like for them to respect our sanity savers.

So this coming week, pay attention to things that your husband voices. Does he need a little alone time, time with his buddies, a hug (or more), time in his workshop, etc. These are important to him. Respect that and encourage him to indulge.

Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Robert Fulghum

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Ameriah September 29, 2012 at 4:03 am

What a great point! My husband’s sports drive me crazy (he will watch anything involving a ball, a puck, or a car) but I never thought of them as being his sanity savers. I pray that God works on my heart and makes me more accepting of them!


Gaye September 29, 2012 at 6:31 am

This is so true! A wife’s “sanity savers” are probably 90% different from her husband’s “sanity savers!” So this is a great reminder to remember that these small things are important for both spouses.

Have a great weekend.


Tiffany Godfrey September 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I must agree. I think our husbands need time to develop and grow in their cocoons just as we do. That can often be difficult when life happens, but it’s necessary.


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