Thursday, October 7, 2010

Warm Fuzzies for All

My husband and I were on our way to the temple today and the radio was turned to a talk show. They asked the question: “What does your spouse do that really bugs you?” I'll share two of them. One guy blew his nose in the shower—now that’s pretty gross! Another guy liked to cook in the nude—whether a bbq outside, or cereal in the house. The wife was fearful that the neighbors would complain (and rightly so).

This evening, we had the missionaries over for dinner. After we’d finished eating, my husband went to the kitchen and was cleaning up. I’m thinking: “Why don’t you quit worrying about the kitchen, and come and visit with the missionaries?” Anyway, after the missionaries were done sharing their message with us and challenging us to place a Book of Mormon this week, my husband says, “I’ve made you guys a plate.”

So, while I was wondering why he didn’t come sit down, my husband was making a “to go” meal for the missionaries. Very thoughtful, don’t you think?

To tie this all together, my thought was this: We (meaning people in general) spend far too much time rehashing in our minds the things that our loved ones do that irritate us, and far too little time feeling grateful for the blessing they are in our lives.

If any of you have a nice story to share—something that your spouse does that you really love, please share. I’d love to hear your story.


Valerie Ipson said...

This is such an excellent point, Tina! And I like the example you shared about your husband. It's a small thing, but my husband ALWAYS thanks me and compliments me on the dinner served. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

What an excellent post. It's so true. I know I do the same thing, getting so irritated with things like leaving clothes on the floor. but he is so thoughtful to me, wanting me to take a day off so I can scrapbook and stuff. He is so good about supporting me in what I want to do.

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

When we look for the good--we always find it. I failed to mention in my post how thoughtful it was for my husband to be cleaning the kitchen in the first place. He does so many nice things for me.