Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 9- Love makes good impessions!

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

We have come a long way so far learning to demonstrate acts of love like patience, kindness and encouragement. So how you greet your spouse each morning may seem like no big deal. But you can tell a lot about the state of a couple's relationship by the way they greet each other. You can see it in their expression, as well as how they speak to one another. It's even more obvious by their physical contact.

It's probably something you don't think about very often- the first thing you say to him in the morning, the look on your face when you get in the car, the energy in your voice when you talk on the phone. But imagine the difference it would make in your spouse's day if everything about you expressed that you were really glad to see them. IT doesn't have to be bold and dramatic every time. But adding warmth gives you the chance to touch your mate's heart in subtle unspoken ways. Remember, love is a choice. So choose to change your greeting. Choose to love.

Today's dare-

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


Mary Beth said...

This is a good one for me today! We always kiss hello and goodbye...and he knows how much that means to me. But sometimes it is perfunctory. And I am a bit frustrated right now. So what better time to begin with a truly loving and intentional greeting.

Grr. :)

Dana said...

All I can say is that it's a good thing this one wasn't the love dare for Thursday because the only way I wanted to greet Jason today was with a kick in the hiney. ha ha