Good Morning Reader,
Here I am bright and perky at 8:00 A.M. for a change, instead of talking to you in the wee hours of the morning (1:00 or 2:00 or 3:00 A.M.!) We had a birthday party for my husband yesterday and actually had the common sense to retire early enough to get a decent night’s sleep. That happens for me in those rare moments when I feel I’ve done all I can do in a day, and feel totally satisfied with the results. On birthdays in my family we treat the birthday “boy” or “girl” with not only presents, but delicious meals and gracious “slave services” all day. We make that person the center of attention, and the object of reverence, and our kindness all day. The point is to let them know we are thankful they were born and now are here in our lives. It’s actually not a chore, it’s a joyful discipline to focus on the positives, and not THE ISSUES you may have with them. After each birthday I wonder why I don’t do this much more often with all the people I love, especially my spouse? My last blog entry was about gratitude, this one is about how you express it with words and deeds. There would be many less Marital Issues if we all acted like every day was our spouse’s birthday! Try it, it feels great!