Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Art's Trudy"

My Mom was telling me of a beautiful woman who loved her husband so much that she often signed her name as "Art's Trudy."  Her husband has died and she is now in a nursing home.  

"Art's Trudy."  Put your significant other's name and your name in their place:  for example, "Gary's Karen."  Can you identify with your significant other that way?  How wonderful to be so aware that you belong to someone like that.

I love the Stephen Curtis Chapman song that says "What I really want to say to you is what the sun would say to the sky for giving it a place to come alive."  Do we provide such a place - for our spouse to "come alive."  Look for ways you can make the space to allow THEM to excel and experience life to the fullest.  Don't be a hindrance to anything they've wanted to do in their lives OR in the week, OR in their day:  allow them to be the best they can be.  Give them space to SHINE.  Provide what they need to SHINE.  

Challenge:  Do you even KNOW what your significant other would love to do to be fully alive?  Are you aware of their dreams, hopes, hobbies, desires?  Provide the SPACE and help your significant other reach their goals.  Get lost in it!  And identify SO closely with your spouse that you walk in the realization that YOU are THEIRS!  And you will BOTH SHINE!

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