I received this note recently from a reader of this blog. She gave me permission to share it with you.
The income from their small start-up business has taken a dip recently. They are blowing through savings faster than they would like, and things get rather tense at times for them, as they do for many of us.
Another great ‘assume love’ story….for mother’s day my husband bought me a couple of big fluffy blue towels…I was pretty embarrassed opening them in front of my folks…and kinda quietly ‘fuming’ on the way home.
But then I thought of the ‘assume love patty magic’, and in my sweetest voice I said, “Honey, that was so sweet of you to get me those nice towels…”
He reaches over and says, “I want you to have the very best. I’m really trying to provide great things for you.”
What can I say, thanks again!
There is a very good chance your spouse also tries hard to show you how much you are loved–even when you accidentally interpret this as embarrassing. You can assume your amygdala knows best, or you can assume love and do a double-check before you ruin a great gift.