Archive for the ‘Living Love’ Category

08/20/09
Amy

(Living Love) Sweet Nothings


lindtVery few people in your life know that you get midnight cravings for peanut butter M&Ms, have a weakness for extra dark chocolate, or adore those powdered donuts packets from the gas station. But on those rare occasions when somebody has noted that sweet treat that you love and then surprised you with it, it means a lot. Not just because they gave you the coveted item, but because they made the effort to learn what it is that you love and went out of their way to surprise you with it.

What is a sugary treat that your spouse loves? Surprise him with it! Leave it on his pillow, in his briefcase, or in the box of cereal (…or not…you don’t want the kids to find it first). It is a simple way of turning a sweet treat into a sweet nothing.

08/13/09
Amy

(Living Love) Drive Time


Many of us begin our days with kissing our husband goodbye at the door as he leaves for work shouting a quick goodbye over the clamor of little voices while mopping spilled milk off the floor. And that’s okay.

Make arrangements one day this week, though, to send off your husband in a different way. Drive him to work yourself.

It might be earlier than you are typically ready to be out the door, but leave behind the makeup and let the kids stay in their pajamas. If time allows, you can even pick up some doughnuts or coffee on your way. This time just gives you a chance to truly begin your day together. It is a reminder that you are partners in life and when you share in the mundane tasks together, such as fighting morning rush hour traffic, life is better.

Plus, it can be empowering to start off your day with a reminder that you are loved.

08/06/09
Amy

(Living Love) A Hug from Behind


Find an opportunity today to give your husband a “backwards” hug. Come up behind him, slip your arms around his waist, and linger a moment with a gentle squeeze. A hug from behind is unique because it demands nothing of the other person. It simply communicates to them that you love them and want to be close to them.

06/04/09
Amy

(Living Love) Love Notes


Who would have ever thought that the love note could be so powerful? I mean really, it is usually one or two sentences scribbled on a Post-it note or a scrap of paper that was torn out of a notebook. Yet it still has the ability to make the heart flutter. It is a reminder that you are loved, desired, and worth pursuing.

So today, stick a little note on your spouse’s bathroom mirror, in their lunch bag, sock drawer, or car and just tell them that you love them.

And I will take the challenge a step further. Do one note every day this week. You can go ahead and write the notes in one 10 minute sitting and then place them around the house as you go about your week. This act is simple, yet powerful. Don’t underestimate the significance of a Post-it note.