Last year, I was on the ball with this link up, focusing on my relationship with the Mr., every month a new goal and this link up held me accountable for that. But, I slacked off. Life got in the way, blah blah blah. Today, I am forcing myself to set goals for my marriage- no more slacking! And linking up with Amberly and Charlene.
So, we're still on a bit of a roller coaster in our life, and I don't see that stopping any time soon. Now, I know that life happens, and some things we can't control. I get that. But, what I can control is my reactions to those things. And since my focus words of the year are "Simplify Everything" that's exactly what I think this month's goals should be- simplify
Yep, simplify us, simplify our time together, only focusing on helpful and bonding experiences.
Simplify our reactions, or more specifically MY reactions to things that neither of us can control. Simplify US.
Do we actually need to go out to the movies, and dinner, and something exciting all in one date night to qualify as a good day? Nope. Is that what we try to do when our lives get chaotic- think things have to be this grand gesture to qualify as good? Try to step up our game because things are crappy around you? Yep. That's nuts! Why can't we enjoy the simple pleasures of life? Because the world skews your views on things. Times change, what was once fashionable isn't anymore. And simple, down home dates... a picnic in the park, leaving little love notes for each other in secret places, just simple things that mean so much are considered cheap or simply not good enough when you let your guards down and let the world in.
This month, I'm simplifying us.
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