Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I always love beginnings

One of my favourite times of the year is the ‘beginning’. Just when
spring announces its arrival with flowers in bloom, bees buzzing
busily, clear bright skies. There’s something about it: hope,
anticipation, excitement. But it’s not to do with seasons alone mind
you, it also mirrors our relationships, as we can choose to carry all
the good of the previous year and leave behind the ugly days.

The wise owl in Bambi says in spring time, “Before you know it, you
will all be twitter pated!” To which Bambi and his friends squirm and
say “Ewww! Not us!” Of course before they know it they each fall in
love – the rabbit, the skunk and Bambi, the deer himself.

Spring with all its charm is a great time to renew and enhance your
relationship. And a fantastic way to do it is by being a friend to
your spouse. Friendship enhances the relationship in a beautiful and
positive way, with the companionship, the warmth, the no-expectation
and the fun of being just friends. So if you’ve been too busy trying
to be ‘the’ wife or husband, this is the right time to throw in some
friendship too. Go out and do fun things, just like you would with
your friends. Start a hobby together, go on a trek, go for a play or
movie or just ‘hang out’ – chatting about this and that and enjoying
your ‘together’ time. Just like you make time to catch up with
friends, make time to catch up with your spouse. Soon you’ll discover
new things in your relationship; new sides of your spouse’s
personality that you never knew existed. And the best part is you’ll
be having fun all along. And before you know it, you’ll be twitter
pated all over again!