HAPPY JULY! Joyful June has come to an end and Joint Effort July is finally here. Brandon and I celebrate our 5 year anniversary this month. What an incredible 5 years it has been. This month I want to work on not being so critical of him. I know that I sometimes take out my frustrations on him and it’s not fair to either of us. He has started to make much more of an effort to help out around the house (he did the dishes tonight!!) and I want to acknowledge him for and at the same time shut my mouth about things that bug me that will most likely never change. (Over the last 5 years of marriage his socks somehow never managed to make it into the dirty clothes basket. I’ll stop holding my breath.)
How good does it feel to be really seen by another person? When someone knows you deeply and loves you, not despite your flaws, but because of them. There are few things that top that. Brandon loves me for me and that makes me the luckiest girl in the world!
Gaze at yourself in the bathroom mirror. Really look at what you SEE. First look into one eye and then the other. Ask yourself, “who am I?” What comes up? Is it hard? Are you drawn to self-criticism? Who is looking back at you? Do this every time you enter the bathroom for the rest of our 40 day journey.