I’m just sayin’…
Real love makes you pan fry fish on a weeknight at your spouse’s request. Without grumbling. Or rolling your eyes…at least not a lot. After you’ve worked all day – and he has, too. When you were excited that there was already a meal prepared during your massive amounts of weekend free time (NOT!) and waiting in the fridge. So you were planning to kinda chill out after checking homework, facilitating bath time, reading bedtime stories, and tucking children in. And you’re on Weight Watchers and you know that you don’t need to have fried food. Even though you put some fish in the oven to bake it for yourself. Because it’s healthier. And you didn’t get to exercise today because you forgot about the lunch meeting with co-workers on your calendar during your workout time. And you “treated” yourself to french fries then when you didn’t really need ‘em.
But you’re a southern chef (sort of) and naturally, you taste while you cook. So at least you eat more baked fish than fried fish once it’s all cooked. And you’re happy to serve your spouse with a smile. Because you’re grateful that God has blessed you with this particular spouse. Even though it would’ve been a little (okay, maybe a lot) easier to make a healthier choice if your spouse had asked for baked fish. But you love your spouse and you want them to have what they ask for. With hot sauce, of course. Did I mention that the baked fish was really good, but the fried fish was slammin’?
Real love in action. Know what I’m sayin’? Yeah, that also includes my workout tomorrow…
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
(I Corinthians 13:13, NIV)
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