I am doing The Love Dare challenge during Lent for my husband and children. Even though I am only in the first week of this challenge, I am learning a lot about myself ... areas I am lacking ... areas I need to work on. And God keeps putting things into my life that make me think even more about my relationships with those that mean the most to me. Things like this,
How does my husband feel when he is with me? Unappreciated? Like he can't do anything right? Or Lovely?
How do I make my children feel? Naughty? Annoying? Burdensome? Frustrating? Or Lovely?
How do other people feel when I am around? Judged? Inadequate? Invisible? Or Lovely?
Ways to make someone feel Lovely: Make eye contact. Show a genuine smile. Give a sincere compliment. Ask questions. Listen. Send a handwritten letter. Remember details about their lives. Say, 'I love you.' Make time. Say, 'thank you' and 'good job.' Encourage. Believe. Share joys. Offer a shoulder to cry on.
Be there. Completely."
Thank you Mt. Hope Chronicles for the reminder.