Double Word Score

April 9, 2013

in the generous life

When my son was small we homeschooled. He was a wiggly kind of kid and workbooks didn’t hold his attention well. As often as I could, I found more active ways of learning.

We played games and one we both enjoyed was Scrabble. Most of the time I went easy on him (my vocabulary was much larger than his).


He’s now grown and awhile back I noticed he was playing Scrabble on his phone. He’s apparently been playing for some time so I invited him to play a real life game of Scrabble for old times sake.

… he totally beat my socks off!

He’s been practicing and practicing and learning strategy and growing his vocabulary. (If you are ever in a Scrabble tournament, you want John on your team. Just sayin’.)

Then I got to thinking, isn’t that the way with pretty much everything? You get better at what you spend your time and energy on.

How’s your marriage?

You get better at what you spend your time and energy on.

There’s only one growth strategy: work hard.  William Hague

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim April 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Isnt’ it great to see how our kids have grown and learned? You are so right-we get more of what we focus on and practice. It just isn’t intuitive, I think, to practice loving on our hubbies. I’m so glad you are here making the point for women who could use help making their marriages stronger !


The Generous Wife April 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Thanks, Kim.


Jolene @ The Alabaster Jar April 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Yep, ditto on the scrabble and the wiggler! Grow takes time but the fruit of it is always worth it! Thanks for linking this up at The Alabaster Jar!


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