The Gift of Kindness

Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary, we will celebrate 23 years.  Long enough to know each other very well, feel very comfortable with each other, and perhaps take each other for granted.  We also tend to become self centered and self focused.

And we bicker.  That is the best word for it.  Raising our voices, or snapping back a quick response that may not reflect the most loving of tones.  This will often lead to a similar response, until we have to stop, think, and recalibrate our attitudes.

As we approached our anniversary, we decided we would focus on no bickering this weekend. What might happen if we refuse to respond negatively and instead respond in kindness?  What a perfect time to work together at decreasing our snippy attitudes, and instead, focusing on the needs of the other.  It only takes a moment to consider the other’s perspective, or reasoning.  A comment or response with a loving and caring tone can prevent argumentative or snappy conversation.

On my walk this morning I contemplated this concept.  I considered the positive results this weekend may bring, refocusing on one anther and the love we share.

I look forward the possibilities ♥♥♥

Park Walk4

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love is



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    All we married couples need to practice this…all year!

    Happy Anniversary! ❤️


  2. Alice Boor says:

    Happy anniversary, Lisa and Rich! May God continue to bless you two.
    That’s really great what you were saying, we all need to do this all the time. Why is it we are hardest on those we love most?


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