One Month to Love!
This was an awesome book, check out my review and I wanted to share with y’all the “important” parts to me. This is by far not what the whole book is about, but just a glimpse of what I thought was catching, or needed to be shared. I will be going through each day, as this will be sorta like my “journal”.
There are 4 weeks involved:
Week 1: The Art of Being All There
Week 2: The Art of Acting Intentionally
Week 3: The Art of Risking Awkwardness
Week 4: The Art of Letting Go
Day 9 of Week 2: The Imperfect Dance
There is no box made by God nor us but that the sides can be flattened out and the top blown off to make a dance floor on which to celebrate life. ~Kenneth Caraway
There are always two choices. To paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it’s easy. ~Anonymous
To excel at anything – being a star athlete, a super salesperson, or a professional dancer – you have to spend time on the dance floor of difficulty before you experience the benefit of greatness.
Every relationship has its unique challenges, but it’s how you respond in the hard times that determines whether you will walk off the dance floor in the middle of the song or discover the divine dance of lasting love.
Meaningful relationships are optional. You get to choose whether or not you’ll do what it takes to bond with the key people in your life.
We are never meant to deeply connect with every person who wanders into our lives.
Marriage is a choice. When you say yes to your spouse, you’re saying no to every other person on the planet. Once you’ve invested your life in someone, you can’t recapture those hours to use again on someone else.
Lasting love says that great relationships are based on active choices. The very best relationships are highly intentional, built on the solid rock of shared vision and goals.
Lasting Love Relationship Challenge
1) List in your journal those you count as real friends. How many have you actively chosen to be your friend? How many are connections that have just happened to you?
2) Brainstorm a meaningful way you could let each of the important people in your life know that you’ve chosen them.
3) Write down some of the good intentions you’ve had for your key relationships that you’ve never acted on. This will help you get ready for the future assignment of writing down an intentional vision and action points for the relationships that matter most to you.
In case you missed it:
Day 1 – The Most Important Thing
Day 2 – Face to Face
Day 3 – Zoning In
Day 4 – Being All There on a Deeper Level
Day 5 – Staying at the Table
Day 6 – Stuck With Me
Day 7 – Thick and Thin
Day 8 – Last to First