“When there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. When there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. When there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.” ~Chinese Proverb
Your relationship needs certain things to keep it alive and healthy. What those things are depends on the two of you. You can also consider this: what is essential to keeping your relationship strong and yet light?
In our case, we knew that sharing humor was important from the beginning. When we first started dating we laughed our heads off together. We remember saying to each other, “Let’s make sure we always laugh together.”Well, life is busy, right? We notice that with busy comes a seriousness that can lead to a disconnected feeling. Do you know what we mean?
If something funny doesn’t just spontaneously happen between us, we find something funny to share. We search for hilarious You Tube videos, or even play ten to fifteen minutes of a funny movie. Now, here’s the important part: Rather than just laughing at the movie, we make sure we make eye contact, look at each other and enjoy the laughter and lightness on each other’s faces. Honestly, being able to look at each other while laughing creates a special intimacy. It lightens us up and we associate that good feeling with each other. This brings love, laughter and happiness to our relationship.
What brings love and lightness to your relationship?