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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Love Dare-Day 8,9, &10

Day 8-Love is not jealous
THE DARE:
"Determine to be your spouse's biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday's list and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she enjoyed."

Well, I was nervous enough writing a list about the things I don't like about my husband, much less "discreetly" burning it. How do you discreetly burn something?? We do not have a fireplace or anything like that, and making time to burn something (away from kids and hubs) is not likely. Therefore, I opted to mentally burn this list.

The list I didn't write on a separate piece of paper because I'd hate for him to find it. He wouldn't be mad or surprised, but it's just the point that I'm making lists about him. It would be awkward. Plus, keep in mind. He has no idea I'm doing this LOVE DARE. It would be weird for him to find a list. Who does that? I kept thinking of that episode of Friends when Rachel finds the list Ross wrote that says she has fat ankles...

So this task was sort of dramatic for me. I get it. Think positively about your spouse, and by making a list of all the wonderful things I see in him it helped me focus on those instead of the few things that are not within my control.

There was no discreet fire. Just a thought process. I'm fine with that.

Day 9-Love makes good impressions
THE DARE:
"Think of a specific way you'd like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for him."

Keep it simple stupid. I got up early, beat him to the coffee pot, and made a cup of coffee for him. I greeted him as he came out of the bathroom with a fresh cup of coffee and a smile and kiss.

As he squinted his barley awake eyes and scratched his head he said, "What do you want?"

Geez...I just said, "nothing" and walked off smiling.

It's a nice way to start the day. Thinking of him. He liked it too.

Day 10-Love is unconditional
THE DARE:
"Do something out of the ordinary for your spouse-something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash her car. Clean the kitchen. But his favorite dessert. Fold the laundry. Demonstrate your love for them for the sheer joy of  being their partner in marriage."

I had to laugh as I read the list of suggestions. Yesterday, I washed my car (something he would usually do for me), and I always clean the kitchen, fold the laundry, and buy his favorite foods. I'm just sayin'...

So, I resorted to sexual favors. Again! I'm such a cheater.

Whatever. This is a selfless act that "demonstrates" my love (check!), and he would like nothing better. I'm sure of it.


***Read about why I'm taking The Love Dare HERE. Wanna join me? Come back and comment with a link to your post. I'd love to hear about your journey! To read any of the other Love Dare posts just click on the label "The Love Dare" at the bottom of this post.


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6 Comments:

At February 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM , Blogger Impulsive Addict said...

So I'm assuming that he doesn't read your blog? Does he even know you have one?

It sounds like it's going well. I'd be in the same boat with you on the last one. I pretty much do EVERYTHING around here. He just works and brings home the money so sexual favors are all that's left. GOOD JOB!! ;)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Katertot said...

As soon as I saw the word "list", I thought of Rachel and Ross!

This was a good read. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog! :)

 
At February 12, 2011 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

No going to be joining you on this journey! :) but good for you! I can definitely see why this would be a positive in any relationship!

 
At February 12, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger MommyJ said...

Love the blog! I actually was thinking about doing the love dare as well and then talked myself out of it. I can't wait to come back and see how your journey is going!

 
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At February 16, 2011 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Adrienne said...

my favorite is that love is unconditional.

 

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