Significant Other Saturday #2

Being sick has really had it's toll on me, especially in the creative department. I've had this partially typed up, but didn't get around to posting it.

Welcome to the first edition of Significant Other Saturday! I am excited to be teaming up with Rachael @ You, Me, and Natalie for these weekly posts/link ups!

"No significant other is perfect and it doesn’t really matter. What matters is how we set ourselves up to think about them. If we focus on their failures, their annoyances, or ways in which we have felt hurt by them, then we will interact with them as a hurt and frustrated and disappointed partner. That makes for miserable living for ourselves and our partner and those around us. But if we focus on their strengths, their potential, and the ways in which we feel blessed by them, then we will interact with them as a forgiving, blessed, and contented partner. And there’s no greater need a partner has than to feel respected by their lover. If they feel like all they do is hurt, disappoint, and frustrate, then the same atmosphere and the same actions will be perpetuated. But if they feel that their partner can be happy and responsive regardless of their own shortcomings, they feels respected and empowered. Then a positive atmosphere is perpetuated and actions, once destructive, can improve in an environment that is rich for cultivation and growth into deepened respect and intimacy."

Significant Other Saturday is a day in which we can all get together and remember why we fell in love, why we continue to love, and why we will always love our partners. Too often we take our relationships for granted and just expect them to be there. We are challenging you to be attentive to your relationship and tell us all about your partner and why they are so special to you!


This weeks topic: 5 Things you LOVE about your Significant Other

That's us the Day after we were married.
Our 1st Stop on our 4 "City" Honeymoon was of course: Pittsburgh.

Narrowing down to 5 was hard, but here's what I've come up with.

1. I Love...how caring he is.
He takes care of me like no one else. To be waken up while you're sick and have breakfast, a hot beverage, and medicine waiting for you is one heck of a feeling. No matter how sick, that just makes me smile to no end. It's not just when I'm sick though. He takes care of me all the time. He makes sure I'm comfortable and "risks" his on comfortablility sometimes. He's a remarkable man.

It's not just me though. It's everyone in his life; family, friends, and patients included.

2. I Love..his knowlegde.
He is so smart and knows so much. Even just little things. I'm constantly learning from him. He's a really great teacher too. I hope I never stop learning from him.

3. I Love..how open minded he is.
We both are and thank goodness, I just don't understand the close minded ones.

This goes for open minded in our relationship as well. He and I are excellent communicators and very, very rarely walk away from one another.  We both see it as it being so much easier to be happy with one another than mad. We all know it's going to come to an end anyway. So why not stop it right away? I love that about him/us.

4. I love..his humor
He has such a great sense of humor,he makes me laugh even when I don't want to. And, his laugh is absolutely contagious.

5. I love..how hard working he is.
At his job, but also in everything else. He's a great handy man amoungst other things. He's so helpful with the house. He's a better cook than me and I'll admit that. He cleans too. I really do have the best husband.

He's simply amazing.


We want to hear all about the loves of your lives!

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Next week's topic is:

Tell us ONE thing that you could work on with your partner, and how you are working on it.


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