Waiting to Exhale
Sometime we get so caught up on the holiday festivities that we forget what it’s all about. Getting off work and running to the stores. Standing in the long lines to get those last minute trinkets. Wanting the tree to be perfect. New photos of the family being taken, running here and there. Honey don’t forget this and pick up that.
We want it all to be so perfect that we run out of energy for our spouse. Everybody else is taken care of and we think our mate is okay. Let’s not take our spouse for granted just because they don’t murmur and complain.
The things we need to do are okay but pace yourself. Anxiety will wear you down when you aren’t focused. We must continue to be purposeful with our marriage to make it good. It doesn’t take a great deal of time to “pay attention.” Don’t let the busyness of the holidays stress you out to the point that you don’t have the liveliness for your spouse.
EXHALE! Don’t get too bogged down. This holiday take time to reflect on the real meaning of the season – with your special someone.