Notes of Kindness

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 Notes of Kindness

“…her tongue has the law of kindness.” Proverbs 31:26

            His treasure hunt took him all over town, searching for notes with clues which led him to the next clue. By the second clue, Ben realized that the notes were all left in special places to which he and his wife had been while they dated. On each note there was the clue and a part of a word puzzle which eventually spelled out, “You are the love of my life.” When he found the last clue, his wife was there waiting for him. Those simple, kind and loving words melted his heart all over again. This was on their fifth anniversary. By their fifteenth anniversary, they couldn’t find a babysitter, had no money to eat out, and they settled for coffee on the deck after dinner. Frustrated with life, all they could talk about were issues and problems.

            Often our marriages get stale. Kind words are replaced by words of frustration and the times of writing “sweet nothings” are long gone. It is easier when we are first married and still in the “dating mode” to remember to do these little acts of kindness. However, as life rolls on and time gets away from us, actions or words of kindness seem to disappear. In Colossians 3:12, God says that kindness is something we “put on” – a conscious act of the will. We can make a choice to put kindness into action as a regular part of our relationship with our husbands, or we can let frustrated, angry words overpower the kindness. Proverbs 31:26 gives us encouragement to make kindness a way of life. Life is more hectic and complicated during the years of kids at home, dual careers, and multi-tasking. We can allow acts of kindness to slowly disappear, or we can actively pursue kind and loving moments with our husband. 

              We can show kindness through notes from the heart, acts of service, or verbal encouragement. Look for ways to incorporate acts of kindness into your relationship with your husband.  You will be encouraged and so will he!


1 Comment

  1. Ginny Stephens said,

    October 9, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Jo, thanks for the encouragement. You are a dear friend!! Miss you.

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