The effort required really isn’t very much.
It’s the energy that matches what you want that has to be exact.
If I bring you love, if I bring you peace, if I’m grateful for what you’ve done and are doing,
Will that help?
If I’m empathetic to your concerns and opinions, if I value what you do, what you say, and who you are,
Won’t that also help?
If I keep myself solid emotionally, while being patient with how you process and able to give you what you need, that also helps.
With minimal effort I can be trustworthy, kind, considerate of your feelings, and genuinely grateful for what you do and have done.
With every little effort I can listen, and wait to speak more thoughtfully.
- I don’t have to avoid you.
- I don’t need to fight and argue.
- I don’t’ have to be submissive because you’re angry.
Can’t I be happy that we’re together? Happy that I’m doing something to make things better? Happy that possibility still exists? Happy that with the changes I’m making in myself and how I respond differently to you?
I can be happy because I want to be, and focus on all the reasons and evidence that exists in my life that’s good.
I don’t have to put you down or criticize you, or complain to all my friends and family about you.
I can be more reasonable when we talk.
I don’t have to point out everything you’ve done wrong, even though I’m perfect and always right. J
I can help us more than I am.
I can be a good reason to stay together, and a good reason to believe that much better days are ahead.
I can love you better than I am. And I don’t have to wait for you to change to do that.
If I care at all for you, I can show you I do because life is a fragile thing, and I’m not ready to lose you .
And I can get help, because I may not have the knowledge or understanding to do this as fully as I want to.
I can admit I don’t have all the answers for us while I do a little better at loving you, ad making you feel that I value you in my life.
Thank you for having this talk with me because I needed perspective. And that’s always a good thing.
Now I can choose differently so we have a real chance at happiness together.
I’m eager to get rid of some stress and I know you are too.
I can even read this to myself again, and anytime I lose sight of what I want with you.