As I've shared, I'm going through The Love Dare book as my devotional. It's really been helping me to be more purposeful with the little amount of time Brian and I have together each day.
One of the days I read about recently was focused on how to greet your spouse. It talked about how we great out friends, new people when we're introduced, and even strangers. Then, it asked us to consider how we greet our spouse. After all, greetings show your care for others, your joy for seeing them, and it should make them feel good.
I have to be honest, I haven't been doing a great job of this. I could blame it on the hustle in the morning, when we say a quick "Bye" as we each leave with one kid, headed to daycare or school. I could blame it on the hustle in the kitchen of me finishing up dinner when Brian arrives home from work, but that's pretty much a cop out. I got lazy and I don't think my greetings had showed my love for Brian.
Our task for the day was to think of a purposeful way to greet our spouse, letting them know how important they are to us. Since then, I make sure to give Brian a kiss goodbye and tell him I love him. When he's gets home, I make sure to stop what I'm doing to say hello and ask about his day.
Greetings show that we find value in someone else, that they matter, that we "see" them. We do this with even strangers, shouldn't we do it even more with our spouse? Maybe you're really great at this, maybe not. Regardless, I think it's an easy way to show our spouses we care.
It's been nice to wear my work clothes again. I've had this jacket for Loft for a few years now, but this jacket is super similar and on sale. I got this dress last spring in a few colors when it went on super sale, but Target has fit and flare dresses again this fall and in some great colors too! I would say the hardest part of going back to school, clothing wise, is trading my sandals for heels. It just seems so much more painful...literally this year. Wearing shoes that are leather, does help, but I miss my sandals!