I remember seeing once what I thought was the ideal couple. They were older, and it seemed as
if they had probably been married for many years. When I
watched them, I saw them hold hands, laughing like little
children at times, bringing a smile to many around them.
As I looked at their faces, I saw a kindness, a special
glow that I wished were mine. It brought misty tears to
my eyes, and my heart ached to have that kind of
relationship with my loved one.
I wonder sometimes what they found that
I haven't found yet? Was it money? If so, then all those
divorces of rich people in the news shouldn't be
happening. It wasn't looks, because while their faces
shone, they were very ordinary looking people. Maybe they
simply had lives that were a lot easier than we've had; I
don't know. I wish I did at times.
All I know is that I want to be like
that couple with my partner - to have love, be playful,
natural, and kind. Suddenly I realize something! The more
I think about the previous sentence, the more I see how
simple the answers really can be. I can be
playful, natural, and kind whenever I choose to
Just for Today
Today I'll take some time to play, and
let myself be naturally me. I'll also choose to be kind
whenever I'm tempted to react in anger.
If my partner chooses to do the same, that
would be wonderful, but I can still do all of these
things whether they choose to or not. I can't change my
partner, but I can change what I give to our relationship, and
to myself. I have more power to have happiness in my
relationship than I realized.
No act of kindness, however small, is
ever wasted. - Aesop's Fables
Tip by Bernd Hansen of Relationshipweb