Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 9

Day 9 (Feb 9) "Love makes good impressions" 1 Pet. 5:14
You can tell a lot about the state of a couple's relationship from the way they greet one another. You can see it in their expression and countenance, as well as how they speak to each other. It is even more obvious by their physical contact. Work on greeting your husband "special" when he arrives home from work!

Day 9 challenge is...Think of a specific way you'd like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.

Has your spouse ever walked in the door and been hit with a wave of your emotions and frustrations from the day? I know my husband sure has! There have been days when the kids were crazy all day and as soon as Colby walked in the door I threw all their craziness on him. He barely had a chance to say hi before he was hit with stress and problems I expected him to solve.

Can I ask you something? Would you want to come home to that?

He could have had a wonderful day and within those first two minuets home, it was all shot down.

However, what if I you and I change how we greet them? Can you imagine the difference?

Here are a couple of quotes from todays dare in The Love Dare...

"Consider the difference it would make in your spouse's day if everything about you expressed the fact that you were really, really glad to see them. When someone communicates that they are glad to see you, your personal sense of self-worth increases. You feel more important and valued. That's because a good greeting sets the stage for positive and healthy interaction."

"Think of the opportunities you have to greet each other on a regular basis....It doesn't have to be bold and dramatic every time. But adding warmth and enthusiasm gives you the chance to touch your mate's heart in subtle unspoken ways. Think about your greeting. Do you use it well? Does your spouse feel valued and appreciated? Do they feel loved? Even when you're not getting along too well, you can lessen the tension and give them value by the way you greet them. Remember, love is a choice. So choose to change your greeting. Choose to love."

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