Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Don't Forget the Little Things

Little things do mean a lot. It's another way of showing you care.

After the courtship and all that goes with it comes the wedding. And the wedding only lasts for ONE day. And many times after the honeymoon period it's amazing how soon romance is allowed to fade. Couples begin to take each other for granted. Oh, big mistake! Such a loving union between a man and a woman is so precious, it needs to be nurtured. Treat your other with courtesy always. It's a way of being faithful to your vows before God. How can men and women speak to the one with whom they share their bodies with rudeness and sometimes contempt? How can they belittle that one in front of others?

But treating that special person with kindness never goes out of fashion. A cup of tea/coffee when one person feels down. Washing up when their other has prepared and cooked a nice meal. A shoulder massage. A back rub. Bringing home a living plant in a pot, (lasts longer than cut flowers & is a constant reminder.) Chocs never go astray! A wink from across a crowded room. Holding hands when in public. A hand squeeze showing empathy when words seem empty. A hug a day. Cultivate an amiable personality. Tension begets tension. That soft word turning away anger really works. Bring a bit fun into your life. Laughter has been proven to be a healthy release for the psyche and the body.And  don't forget forgiveness. How important is that? We humans might have high ideals but so often stray from our own guidelines. Jesus said we need to forgive those who have hurt us...every time. Why? Because we're going to be needing forgiveness for our harsh words or mean spirits!

Oh, there's a million other ways you can add in building a wonderful and contented relationship.

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