Tuesday's To Do

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to February. The month of pink hearts, red roses, valentines for every kid at school, covered shoeboxes, and required romantic dinners. Welcome to gushy-gushy overload. Don't get me wrong - I like Valentine's Day as much as the next girl, but . . . what if we broadened the scope of February's love?

:Make February About Relationships

I've got so many relationships to nurture. To feed and protect, support and encourage. To love. There is my relationship with God, with my husband, my kids, my family and friends . . . and let's not forget about my relationship with me. Yes, that exists.

Relationships are all around us. That back and forth with others is part of life's rhythm. If we get it wrong, (too much taking, not enough giving; over-giving, no receiving) the beat falters. Life is off.

So, how am I going to "Make February About Relationships?"

First, I'm not going to stress about it. I just want to keep relationships in the front of my mind this month. Maybe nurturing will be in the form of an extra phone call, email, or handwritten note. Maybe it will be giving my undivided attention, and listening. Maybe it will be simply opening my eyes and seeing the need.

Second, I'll find some great resources for manageable ideas. You can find them under the Relationships tab, above.

That's it. I'm not going to make you read a boring list of phone calls I've made or how I got Hubby a cheesy Valentines Day card. Plus, some things need to be sacred and private - right?

The point is, I want to make February about more than greeting card dominated, one day to get things right, love. I want to take this opportunity to nourish, enrich, feed and cultivate all my relationships - even in the smallest ways.

Care to join me?

Check out the Relationships page, and add your ideas in the comments. Or, comment here. Whatever floats your Love Boat.

Its February. Let's share the love.

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6 Responses to “Tuesday's To Do”

  1. love this idea...it is about relationships. Ours and His...ours and our family...ours and the worlds.
    people over things..

  2. I really like this idea. I'm about to embark on a few relationship journeys this month, and this post is a great motivator. Thanks. (found you through Jen @ Finding Heaven)

  3. Yes. I will join you. Right now, I really want to focus on my relationships with my daughters -- truly showing them that I love them unconditionally.

  4. Whatever, floats your Love Boat. You are so funny.

    Relationships! I have so many. I used to pride myself in this area of my life. Now I make excuses. Love your theme, and I will for sure check out some of your resources.

  5. I love that you made February about all your relationships and all the kinds of love, not just the amore love. The love that is highly reflected in this month.

  6. I call this sheltering people. So many of us (me!) go through life not verbalizing the love and belief we have in those who make up our life. I'm trying to change that and your post encourages me that it is a valid life purpose.