Treat it like we want it to grow...
Be it a relationship, a new learned skill or a new way of thinking, whatever it is, let’s treat it with intentionality to help it thrive. Maybe it’s not something new; it’s just something that has grown a little stagnant and needs some attention. As my wise friend says, “Needs change over time.” Agreed. So let’s identify areas for growth and get back to life-giving fundamentals. And enjoy the process.
- 3 ways we can feed it/love it:
- Time/Presence: Consistently feed it and love it with our very present time. While Brady and I try to have a date night once a week, it can’t always happen. However, we have a much more consistent standing Saturday morning brekkie date at our favorite local coffeehouse just to share a space of dreaming and loves. We’ve been married over 21 years and we still have to choose to make our relationship a priority in order for it to grow.
- Energy: Deliberately feed it and love it through our thoughts and actions. We have to first recognize that we can’t do everything. For example, we hired a tutor to help with Algebra at night; which, in turn, freed me up to enjoy cooking dinner for my family. This allowed us to have focused quality time back at the table. And bonus: the precious tutor is now part of our family! Blesses my socks off. So thankful. How can we redirect our energy for the greatest good?
- Joy/Gratitude: Look for the good and celebrate the progress; no matter how small. I love the feeling of connectedness that we’re all in this messy beautiful life together. If we look for the good, we’re certain to find it. Why not share it and cheer each other on?
What are some areas you would like to experience growth?
”And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19