First impressions can tell us a lot. In fact, in this country, we’re practically obsessed with them: We have too much hair. We don’t have enough hair. The hair is in all the wrong places. And where did all that gray hair come from?
We’re so obsessed with first impressions that we have designer bodies, hair, and shoes. And we drive sports cars that cost as much as small houses…
It’s February 14, Valentine’s Day. You may love it or hate it, look forward to it or dread it. But there’s no ignoring it with all the floral shop and jewelry store commercials, and the not-so-subtle “blackmail” by greeting card makers.
It’s a bit like Christmas when you think about it.
No Valentine’s Day Commercial Here
If you’re expecting me to “wax poetic” and write in sugary prose about the importance of Valentine’s Day, forget it….
Ever heard that old saying about the first thing to go? The version I’ve heard most says it’s the memory. And even though that’s just a bit of comedy, we CAN fall victim to memory loss in marriage.
What do we forget? To extend common courtesy to each other. That we’re not always right. That marriage is not a competition. We can forget a thousand little things that meant the world to us while we were courting.
And we wonder what happened to the spark…
Today’s idea for National Marriage Week, Day 6, is another idea that’s simple to explain and not so easy to do. In fact, it’s so hard that I’m asking myself as I write this whether we can do it.
Do what? UNPLUG!
Come Back! I’m Not Finished
You see where this is going, and you’re either about to throw something at me or move on to something else, but don’t. I mean it!
Today, you get our Day 5 idea for National Marriage Week, and it’s a simple one. Well, the idea is simple. Doing it is gonna cost you. But we think you’ll like the payoff—maybe enough to try it again and again…
Does your life feel like a big yawn these days? Have you and your spouse dreamed of doing something big? Something special? Something different? Well, then it’s time for you to get off the sofa and take it to wall. Gather Your Dreams A great way to get out of your rut is to plan an adventure together. And we have a simple way to do it. You’ll need some blank wall...