|One of the ways I have always done my countdowns when my husband is away is by counting trash days. Most of the time it isn't as daunting a number as the estimated number of days he'll be gone. And it helps me remember to put the trash out, or rather encourage my boys to put the trash out since it's their job. So this will be my new weekly post, and I'll just really post whatever, no real set theme. Please feel free to join me on this adventure of counting down the time until your loved one comes home!|
Just as much as it has been a learning experience in saying no, I have had to learn to say yes at times too. A few weeks ago, one of my wonderful friends sent me a text asking if she could bring us dinner. I initially told her no, that we were okay. It was a relatively slow day for us so I didn't see the need. She continued to insist and finally said it in a manner that touched my heart. "Will you let me bring you a meal?" I know, it sounds so simple but it really meant so much to me. I relented and said yes. She brought us an amazing meal and you know, after what ended up being a crazy day, I was so grateful for her thoughtfulness.
I really feel so blessed during this separation that I can say no when I need to without being judged and say yes when I am need and be surrounded by loving and caring people.
These lessons are particularly hard for me at first but then I see the blessings after I reflect back on them.
Is it as difficult for you to say yes or no when you need to?