Happy Saturday! I hope you all are having fabulous weekends (& having
a glass a bottle of wine for me-I'm stuck inside working on finals! First year of grad school almost done! )
Since finals are around the corner, I've been a bit of a stress ball this week. Mike has also been stressed at his job. Two stress balls equals one important lesson to be learned:
Expect nothing and appreciate everything.
You see, I've realized this week that I haven't been the most supportive girlfriend. I've been wrapped up in getting my finals done and failed to see how stressed out Mike was. I came to realize that I was simply expecting him to pick me up from school, to make dinner, etc. Instead, I should have been appreciating it-especially because I knew how stressed he was as well.
It's easy to fall into a routine in relationships. It's easy to begin to expect things rather than not expecting anything and appreciating everything. It's easy to fall into this vicious cycle.
So, today, I'm reminding myself to simply appreciate. Then I'll be more apt to give Mike the support he needs. As I grow older, I realize more and more that relationships take work. But, the work is what makes them worth having.
I want to be a giver of my full heart in all of my relationships. So, if I stop expecting that things will be done or said, I'll appreciate them so much more when they do happen.
I think that's a lesson worth remembering.