TURNING TOWARDS YOUR PARTNER not away. All of us have had moments that we put ourselves out to our partner emotionally, physically, and sexually, only to be turned away or not acknowledged at all. It is a terrible feeling of wanting or needing time and attention, reaching for this, and having the effort turned down. All of us have also shut down, turned away, or ignored our partner when they have reached out to us in the same ways.
The concept of “turning towards” and not away, encourages us to respond to our partner with time, attention, and energy. Remember the previous post about creating more positive interactions versus negative. If efforts to connect are put out there, take it upon yourself to respond to the efforts in a way that creates positivity.
As you work on the “A” of attune and be more aware of your partner’s emotional states, you will certainly gain better abilities to see when they are putting out these bids for attention. With practice and making it a priority, you will be more able to “T”- turn towards your partner and not away. And guess what? As you turn towards your partner when they bid for your attention, they will begin to increase their attentiveness to your bids for attention.
Be the change in the relationship you want to see. Bring the time, effort, attention, and intention to your relationship that you seek from your partner and you will likely see it returned in more ways than you could hope for.
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Não é apenas um chiclete... É o jeito de ele me dizer o quanto se importa comigo, a ponto de se lembrar que meu desejo de TPM é o chiclete que ele detesta... Acho que isso deve ser amor...
A super late #spiritualsunday 🙏🏽 Nevertheless it is a nice reminder for any day! “Make today amazing”. .
Just throwing some positives vibes out there. Each day has the potential to be an amazing day. Even if you have tons of things to do or are stressing over different things - all it takes is taking a step back, taking a deep breath and enjoying the little things. The sunshine, the hot coffee, the smile from a stranger. It’s about finding joy and happiness in the small, everyday things. .
Don’t let stress take over your life. You can control it. And remember it is your life. Do what you want to do. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. If you are content with what you are doing and how you are doing it, you really don’t need the appreciation of other people. You got this! Make today amazing ✨
So you wouldn’t believe how many times I took this picture 😅 It might look simple but finding somewhere in my house with a plain background that didn’t end up with loads of shadows was tricky. But the good thing was I worked my way through several different tutorials online about removing shadows...even though I just ended up retaking it 😂 all a learning curve ✨
I’ve also been binge listening to @me_and_orla podcast. Highly recommend and now I want to buy her book too ✨
Happy Tuesday everyone
Before I cut the ceiling beams I needed to make the stone range hood for the stove.
I’ve posted on stories how I made it using balsa wood, foam board, cornice and sandpaper etc. This will sit on top of the kitchen bench.
I’ll make a big La Cornue stove for under it.... because after all this is a big french house with a huge kitchen 😋
The double doors will open up into a conservatory dining room and there will also be seating at the island bench. 🍽
“You are doing something great with your life- when you are doing all the small things with His great love. You are changing the world- when you are changing one person’s world. You aren’t missing your best life- when you aren’t missing opportunities to love like Christ.
Love is complicated and the simplest thing in the world. And that is all there is.
And when you know the embrace of His love in a thousand ways, Daring To hope becomes the way you breathe.” - Katie Davis Majors, Daring To Hope
Oh friends if you were to ask me for a book recommendation this would be it! ❤️ #daringtohopebook#worldchanger#smallthings#greatlove