This Page

has been moved to new address

Smile at Your Husband - it's Simple!

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
Women Living Well Blog: Smile at Your Husband - it's Simple!

Women Living Well Blog

Friday, February 6, 2009

Smile at Your Husband - it's Simple!

I am on my way to a scrapbooking retreat this weekend and my wonderful husband will have the children for the entire weekend (Thanks hubby - you are the best!!)!!! I always go with the same girlfriends to a hotel out in Amish Country - where the hills are rolling and life runs at a slower pace. It's so relaxing. But my favorite part of scrapbooking is strolling down memory lane and reliving special moments as I turn my pictures into a work of art.

If a photographer was secretly capturing all the moments of your week in your house - would the pictures have you smiling or scowling? Do you smile at your husband or are you too depressed and exhausted to smile? How can we expect our husbands to be drawn to us when we are scowling at them?

A big smile will make a husband look over a lot of flaws. He won't care if you have on sweats from yesterday, messy hair, no makeup and some extra baby weight if he finds you smiling at him - and looking at him with that special twinkle in your eye - like when you were first dating. But if he comes home to find you scowling and grumpy - well - even if you were all dressed up with your hair fixed and makeup perfect - you just won't be that attractive to him.

Proverbs 15:15 says "A cheerful heart has a continual feast."
Proverbs 15:30 says "A cheerful look brings joy to the heart."
And Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."

If money is tight and this financial recession has hit your home - you can make your house feel like there is a feast when you create a cheerful atmosphere. "A cheerful look brings joy!" If your husband is struggling and downcast your cheerfulness will be like good medicine to him.

Today start a new habit - of intentionally smiling at your husband - beam at him - regain that twinkle in your eye that you once had for him. Notice that he will be naturally drawn to you! If you were scrapbooking your dating years - there would be pictures of you smiling ear to ear all over the pages. Now if you scrapbooked pictures from this week - are you still smiling ear to ear? If not, sister - it's time - peace in your marriage begins with a smile.

Walk with the King!

Labels: ,


Blogger Lking said...

A Smile say it all!!
God Bless you on your retreat. Have fun and bless your husband for being willing to keep the kids for you. They will have a blast, because, Dads usually let them do things that Moms won't!!

February 6, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Oh yes - Daddy is much more fun than mommy - and treats abound! I typed up a schedule for him just in case he needed guidance - but I have a feeling he'll think up all kinds of creative things I never do! That's what always happens. But just in case I left out Hungry Hippos, a DVD and playdough :-)

February 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Vickie said...

This is great advice that we all need to hear...SMILING!! Thanks Courtney, have a great time scrapbooking!

February 6, 2009 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Joyfull said...

Great tip! Truly a smile speaks volumes!!

July 6, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thank you for this. I REALLY needed it today, especially in our families current situation. I know its an older post, but I read todays post and at the bottom this was one of the suggested posts. Perfect for my life right now! My husbands still in bed, I am letting him sleep in today. But I plan to have him wake up to a huge smile, despite how exhausted I am and well how not good of a mood I am in! Thanks Courtney! Your a wonderful help :)

April 8, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home