Monday, October 8, 2012
There is a joke that once a couple gets married, all the nice gestures end. Things like opening doors for a lady, or baking a favorite dessert for a gentleman, just don't happen anymore. Why is this often the case? Because so many worldly cares come in and rob us of our best behavior. We get caught up in trials and worries, and have trouble taking the time to do nice things for those in our own homes.
Lately, this seems to have happened in our house. Mr. White and I have been on alert-mode, solving problems. There has been little time for slowing down. Today, we had a lovely time annoying each other (smiles), and then apologizing.
Then he made the first effort. . . He turned on The Waltons on Television. He knows I love that program. He would never watch it, unless he was being nice to me. I was grateful. Later, while I cleaned the kitchen, I asked him if he would like something to eat. These were the little gestures of affection that we had been neglecting.
It was time to shut out the worries, the problems, the trials, and just slow down our home life and be nice.
Then we took a drive to the hospital where our second grandchild had just been born. We both held the new little treasure. It is a girl, and she is very precious. When it was time to leave, Mr. White opened the car door for me. I was content and happy.
It only takes a few minutes to swallow our pride, control our temper, and be nice. These little sweet actions can help make a marriage a precious, cherished institution. It also makes home a little heaven on earth.
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