Just bear with me on this one, folks.
Every year millions of us make some half-hearted pledge to stop smoking or drinking or eating greasy food that will result in either our untimely death or the authorities resorting to knocking down a wall to get us out of our bedrooms! Whatever the case may be, we end up giving up almost immediately. We just don’t have the will power.
But what if it’s not about us?
What if we try to focus on the most significant relationship of our adult lives? The one we love will sometimes try to change us but that just leads to conflict and lasting resentment. You have to be willing to love someone more than yourself.
If you can do that, the rest is easy.
Just start small and you’ll be amazed at the response. Personally, I’ve got more than a few habits that I know drive my wife batty. “Batty” is a pun because the wife is a huge Twilight nut!
Of course, maybe calling her a nut in my blog is a step backwards, but I digress.
Here are a few of my Valentines Day resolutions for the coming year.
- To learn to cook eggs for the wife (I know, but I’m going to try, I promise!)
- To try to be more handy around the house. (You have no idea.)
- To actually try to remember this short but important list. (Remember, I said start small.)
We’ll see how things go, but this is a step in the right direction. I think.
If I’m still married at this time next year, we’ll know for certain.
See you in the lobby, kids…