Today, while reading We Are That Family's blog, I came across a website for Union 28. Union 28 is a t-shirt company that makes T-shirts that say things like "My husband rocks." Here's what it says in their "about us":
"Union28 (formerly From*me Tees) was started by a married couple who knows what it is like to work through hard stuff and yet stay together and stay committed, choosing to forgive and be forgiven, only to grow in our love for each other MORE through it all.
"One of the great and wonderful mysteries of life is that loving each other in action--what we do and say--produces romance. Everything in our culture today teaches the opposite, that romance turns into love, but nothing could be further from the truth. Love is a choice and we decide how we're going to treat each other in the good and in the not-so-good times. What a hope-giving reality that a strong, loving, thriving relationship can be built, simply by changing how we interact with our spouse.
"Marriage was created to be a blessing and a little kindness, selflessness, and respect goes a long way. Accept the fact that your spouse isn't perfect and then start taking notice of all the good things they bring to the table! Pretty soon you can train your mind to be grateful for who they are as opposed to feeling disappointed about who they are not. When you allow yourself to believe that your spouse rocks, you will free yourself from the downward spiral and temptation of self-pity, disappointment, and even despair. The fact is, your spouse is probably a greater blessing than you allow yourself to realize...so lay down your expectations and praise your spouse for his/her attributes. After all, the key is to change yourself! And you'll be surprised at the positive affect it has on the one you choose to love...and you!"
What a great message!
I ordered a shirt. ...and maybe one for my hubby... Ha ha ha! (Remind me sometime to tell you the "I'm a Keeper" story!)
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Things I am thankful for today:
1. A late start to work today.
2. Inspired ideas and collaborating with my pastor.
3. Getting a whole lot done!
4. Henri Nouwen - love his stuff.
5. Companies that promote positive messages and values!
6. A nice training at church tonight on facilitating small groups - a BIG group!
7. Magic wands, finger puppets, and prayer balls... Toys are good.
8. Open Sanctuary - so peaceful.
9. Laughing with new friends.
10. Coming home - to a clean house!