MISSION POSSIBLE (Love Letters)
We spend a lot of time arguing, fussing fighting and tearing one another down. Let’s take a few minutes to build our spouses up instead.
The writing of love letters is truly a lost art. Let’s face it writing period is a lost art, especially with any level of intellectual prowess. We’ve gone from inventive spelling to text speak and then we put these un-words in dictionaries. Crazy I know!
Anyhoo the focus for today is a love letter. Those of you who joined us on the 7 Day Love Challenge may have already attempted this but if not, let’s give it a shot. The love letter is a tangible piece of you. It contains your warm and fuzzy thoughts, and it’s full of positive energy.
Love letters can live on when you are gone and they leave that legacy of love I always speak of. More importantly love letters are great for picking us up when we’re down, reminding us that even in this cold cruel world, somebody out there thinks we are amazing.
So let’s get to it:
Your mission, if you choose to accept (Sorry I couldn’t resist. I still have Mission Impossible on the brain) is to write your spouse a love letter containing nothing but positive, lovey dovey, mushy, wonderfulosity!!! Yeah I said it!
The idea here is to remind your spouse why you love him/her and to share all the positives about your relationship. A good way to start is with lists. These lists are not meant to be work. They are brainstorming phrases, so don’t worry about sentence structure or grammar just jot down what comes to mind.
List everything you love about your spouse. The way she smiles, the way he clenches his jaw, the way she touches your arm when you’re walking together, the way she wears her hair, etc… Then make a list of all the things that make your spouse special. Follow up with a list of why you love him or her and close out with a list of how he/she makes you feel special, loved, admired, etc… Now that you have all of these lists surround them with sentences and voila you have a love letter. Be sure to proofread it just in case you have some crazy gobbledygook of residual brainstorming hanging around. This also assures that you are expressing exactly what you’re feeling.
Most importantly enjoy yourself while writing words of endearment to the love of your life. Realize this is your opportunity to make your spouse smile so take full advantage of it by going all out.
“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones”
(Proverbs 16:24, New King James Version)