In light of our discussion on relationships earlier it would be easy to agree life is challenging enough then to have to deal with relationship challenges as well! Aren't our partners supposed to be our strength and support in difficult times? To put their feelings aside to comfort us in our time of need? Well truthfully in today's world it seems most couples have their own equal share of challenges and it less the chivalrous and old fashioned "man takes care of his woman" world. Therefore, you may not feel that emotional support from your spouse if he's inundated with his own fill of diffulties. Therefore, since we can't changed others, the goal is to pray for God to help us change ourselves... for better!
Here's the challenge... For a minimum of 30 days practice, Challenging yourself EVERY day to... LIVE without pretending, LOVE without depending, LISTEN without defending and SPEAK without offending!
The hope is when we can LEARN to accomplish these tasks then we will find HONEST HAPPINESS!! Between your example of this attitude in the eye of any storm, won't you be better set to handle the challenge? Won't you be a positive example to others, which is actually quite infectious?! Finally, instead of putting your spouse on his/her defense because you are not receiving the support due you, wouldn't that be an attitude that works to "filling his/her bucket" which allows for his/her desire to be less on what he/she is missing and more likely to offer support and love in a less tense atmosphere?!
Every day we should challenge ourselves to BE BETTER than the day before!! So, how will YOU challenge yourself today? Make it an AMAZING Thursday!! ♥ This picture of my cousin Natalie just seems to fit. So inspiring! Thanks Nat! ♥