Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Love Dare - Day 9: Love Makes Good Impressions

Welcome to day 9 ... are ya still with me out there?

Yesterday was about jealousy, how did you do? I have to admit that my day did not start out so well ...

See, Hubbs and I always pray over each other and our children before he leaves for work in the morning. And, honestly, it is one of the very best parts of my day. But this week he is working extra long hours, so he left a little earlier. And he didn't wake me up. I called him and, in a not so friendly tone, asked him why he left without praying. He said "You were sleeping so soundly I didn't want to wake you. So, I prayed over you and left." And ya know what, I was jealous. And not that good kind either. Now, don't get me wrong, I was touched and Blesses that he had taken the time to pray over me, but jealous that I had not gotten to HEAR his prayer and to pray over him.

Geez, obsess much?

And, without even realizing it, I pretty much missed the mark on today as well ...
With that said, let us move on to today.

"Greet one another with a kiss of love." - 1Peter 5:14

Once you have a first impression of someone - whether it be good or bad - it is hard to change that way of thinking, isn't it? I mean if you meet someone and immediately have a dislike for them, they have to work a little harder to get on your good side don't they? And, I have had experiences where I start off thinking someone is nice and trustworthy, only to have that trust broken when I learned that, sadly, they were not as honest as I thought. That particular lesson once cost my mom some of her best jewelry. Another story for another time...

First impressions of the day can be hard to cast away as well. Especially to the ones that we love. And, sadly, they often times get our worst rather than our best.

I mean, even if we are in a rotten mood, when we see someone at the store or work or even church, we use our syrupy sweet voice to make a good impression and NOT look like we have just had the morning from you-know-where! But, we don't save those manners for our family. Nope, we stomp around the house grunting and whining about every little thing.

How sad for them, huh?

So, today is all about relearning that particular skill ...

Today's Dare

Think of a specific way you would like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.

As simple as this might seem, it is amazing the difference it can make!!! Good luck!

Remember, I am praying for you!!!

See ya tomorrow!

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