Tuesday, October 21, 2008

All you really have is what you give away...

There was always a sign hanging in my mom and dad's house:

Love wasn't put in your heart there to stay,
Love isn't love til you give it away.

Tonight while vacationing with my sister Laurie and her husband Mike, we watched If Only, a movie about a guy that really needed to re-live a day in order to really show his girlfriend how much he loved her instead of just saying it.  He had one day to show her, by tangible actions, how much she meant to him.

What have you tangibly done today to demonstrate to your spouse how much you love him/her?  I was taught by my grandparents and parents that all you really have is what you give away.  What have you given of your time, your talents, your efforts, to the one who means the very most to you?  Every day we need to really show our spouse just how much we love and appreciate them... not just by what we say, but mostly in what we do.

Run an errand with your spouse, do an errand for them, surprise them with something that is their favorite thing, serve them, snuggle with them when you'd rather be getting something else done, write them a special note, do something that is important to them, have a great conversation with them about what they hope to accomplish this week...

Challenge:  Look for not just a few, but many ways to tangibly demonstrate to our spouse how important they are to us, how much we appreciate them, and how much we truly love them!  Invest something of yourself and your time each and every day to "give away" lavishly and extravagantly your LOVE!  

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