We're also with The Weekend Brew.
Today's word is plan.
We all love to be spontaneous, and our culture enshrines it...it's the fount of freshness, of vitality, of fun.
Unfortunately, it also can leave one feeling pretty flat, when things just don't happen according to the script.
What's wrong with planned fun., anyway?
I think this is the kind that can really make a marriage bloom...the kind of enjoyment that's carefully prepared, based on your intimate knowledge of your mate's tastes, likes, and hopes.
To plan means to care...it means that you care enough about giving your husband or wife something enjoyable...a gift of a wonderful time...that you're willing to take your time to prepare it.
It means that you listened, in the time you were together.
It means that you remember the things that you were told, the things you observed.
To plan means that you're willing to go the extra mile.
Sure, there's room for the spontaneous gesture, the spur-of-the-moment "let's go to Paris for the weekend" inspiration.
But wouldn't it be more fun, if you've never been to the City of Light, to have a guidebook and a map, to get an idea for what you might see, and what you might enjoy?
Wouldn't you want to give your mate the joy of knowing you planned for his pleasure, for her enjoyment?
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like Marriage Play Date.
This post is linked to Wedded Wednesday, a compendium of really cool posts on marriage. If you click on the logo below, you'll be taken to www.messymarriage.com, which is the springboard to a wealth of information. It's run by Beth Steffaniak, who has a heart for marriage and a soul for God!