Thursday, August 11, 2005

Alone on a Thursday night

It's been a while since I've spent a night by myself.  Mike is in Ft. Lauderdale and I'm home alone with my thoughts.  Been thinking about us.   Seems there is no bigger challenge for any of us than to have a happy, healthy productive relationships.  There are few things more satisfying than to have peaceful relationships with those we love and interact with daily.   I guess we all know it's far easier to get along when we're kind and courteous than when we're thoughtless and disrespectful.   In the quiet of the night I stop and think about it, most of our FRICTIONS occur when either Mike or I insist on getting our way, or try and manage and control everything from routine stuff to bigger decisions.  I guess we all have our own ideas,and of course we don't always get our way.  So we become disappointed and upset.  So know I figured this out, how do I avoid problems like this.   I look forward to more balance.  I find life is better when I try and stay sensitive to Mike's needs, and more open to his ideas even if I don't agree completely.  Compromise it's a good thing.  I miss the big guy!  He called earlier and sounded good. Abby is a bit whiny tonight, can't believe how fast the night went.  I'm trying to get some stuff together for the reunion.  Look at this cool brand new car of my great grandfather's brother.


indigosunmoon said...

Sometimes I want to smother Scarlett with
a pillow.  Most days I love her to pieces.
I don't know what I would do without her.'s a crazy thing eh?

nicurnmama said...

I'm reflecting on the rather loud "discussion" I shared with my man today after reading your entry and I am seeing so much truth in your words. I needed to read this. Thanks Derek!

eynl said...

Compromise is always the key.  With time, we compromise because we want to, not because we have to.