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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

We Win By Having Relationships

Taking people for granted.

Yep I'm guilty of this. Even though all it takes is a simple text, email or hand written card, these actions get forgotten in the busyness of day to day life. 

According the author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, Relationships are built on mutual appreciation, and there is no better way to show that appreciation than to tell someone how much you care.

My goal this week is to send my girlfriends a card, just for because, to let them know they are appreciated!

Last night Steve and I got together with a few friends and I was so grateful to hang out with them and their little bundle of love {below}. We hadn't hung out with them in such a long time … Seriously when did life get so crazy? Or maybe it is just me and the fact that winter weather makes me want to snuggle under a pile of blankets rather than go out and be social! 
Ahhh those cheeks!! 

Now for some blogging appreciation I'd like to send some Cheers not Jeers shout-outs to ladies I have 'met' in this blogging world!

Brittany from Happy is a Choice. This lady is so sweet. A newlywed and God fearing woman whom I can't say enough good things about! 

Kathryn from The Grace-Filled Home. Thanks to Cara Box I was paired with this wonderful woman and so glad I have been connected with her. Her faith astounds me and her baby's blue eyes make you melt!!

Go say hi to Brittany and Kathryn and let us not forget about the host of Cheers not Jeers … Casey! 
Cheers not Jeers

Now I hope you have a wonderful Hump Day and tell someone you may have taken for granted that they are appreciated!!

"…We don't win at relationships, we win by having relationships." 

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  1. UM. Mrs. Laura Beth you just made my day!! I was so shocked to see my picture on your post this morning! Thank you for such an incredible honor and your ultimately sweet words. I've loved getting to know you too!! I cannot wait to send you your box!

  2. This is so true! I love snail mail but for some reason I rarely make the time to do it and I have no excuse because it only takes a few minutes and usually means so much to whoever you're sending it to! Thanks for this reminder :)

  3. You are more than welcome and I hope we could meet up sometime … after winter OF COURSE!! ;-)
    I'll get you my addy today!

  4. I know taking those few minutes out of your day to write a card instead of checking social media is all it would take. I need to write my cards tonight ;-) Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

  5. Ditto on the winter weather. I am SO not social if it's less than 30 degrees outside.

  6. Ohh good I am so glad I'm not the only one!

  7. PS. I really hope the weather cooperates this weekend!! Ugh stupid Blizzards!!

  8. Ooh! I love Kathryn's post about the Wife devotional…just what I needed.
    And how do we get so caught up in our lives sometimes? I hate that I do it! I feel like I let my friends down

  9. Relationships are so important to overall happiness. What a great idea to remind the people in your life that you appreciate them!

  10. I know wasn't it great?!
    I just go through the motions far too often, wish I didn't need these reminders but I do…such is life I guess!

  11. Those truly introvert people who are more like hermits…I don't know how they survive?! Thanks!!

  12. I love that idea. We forget how important these relationships really are