Give a Little Love
I was talking about Lemur this week, and a compliment I received almost made me cry. “It’s so refreshing to hear people speak well of their spouses these days. So much spouse-bashing happens that listening to you is like a breath of fresh air.”
It’s never once crossed my mind to talk poorly about Lemur in public, or even in private to friends. Believe me, I spent a lot of time talking about my ex and receiving a ton of advice I didn’t take. Now, I just don’t see the point.
Lemur doesn’t give me much to complain about. No, he’s not perfect, and we rib each other all the time (that’s how my family shows love). However, if something’s wrong, he’s the first person I tell. Yes, he’s had to deal with a ton of crazy over the years. He’s also been in my corner through the real shit, too.
Today, make it a point to say something kind to your spouse, your significant other, your best friend, or a family member. Give a hug. Say, “I love you.” Share a meal, if you can. Spend time together doing something you both enjoy.
The next time you think about bashing your spouse, or ANYONE, don’t. The people around you don’t need to hear that shit. If you need advice, frame what you have to say as a request for advice, not as a soapbox to tear someone apart.
Make it a point to choose your spouse, significant other, or friend(s) again today. Give a little love, and it will come back to you.