March 15, 2011Treating Kindly and Loving It!
Dear Dr. Laura,
I had an "aha" moment today which I thought I would share. My husband (thankfully) left the cruel world of financial services a couple years ago. Despite this, he still manages my grandmother's portfolio. Well, last night he was talking to my folks on the phone about her account and the state of the economy. I couldn't help but be mesmerized. He was so articulate, smart, and witty. After he disconnected, I walked over to him and gave him a kiss on his beautiful, bald head. Then, I leaned in and told him how smart I thought he was and I couldn't be happier he was my husband.
He looked back at me somewhat stunned. I thought two things: 1) maybe the margarita I had was going to my head, or 2) I didn't say things like this enough to him. My guess is it was a little of both.
Either way, the next day my husband was in an all day work meeting and he took the time to send me a text. The first part of text was about how excited he was to spend Friday night with me and the second part said and I quote, "I just want you to know how much I love you as my wife."
You always tell us to "treat kindly" and it is moments like these that make me realize the infectious nature of being kind.
Thanks Dr. Laura for helping me a better wife, mother, and girlfriend every day.
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