Time and years go by so fast. Kids grow up. We grow older. We get to a point of wondering where the time went.
We look back over the years and reminisce about our marriage and the good times we have had together. However, we are so busy with everyday life that we aren’t always able to STOP and smell the roses.
The Movie: The Notebook
As many of you know, my husband and I love movies. I am a for real chick flick type of girl. Any movies that are released about love, marriage, the boy getting the girl is one that I must see.
One of my all-time favorite love movies is The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling. In this movie, the wife has developed Alzheimer’s and her husband is still dedicated to her. He even moves himself into the nursing home just to be by her side. The sad thing is, the wife doesn’t remember him or their marriage.
The husband befriends her in the nursing home and begins reading her a book about two young people who meet, fall in love, and marry. The story was about them and their life.
I loved the movie. It was very heartfelt.
As the movie depicted, writing down events, times, names that you and your spouse encounter throughout your marriage helps with recapturing those good times. Many of times we miss the opportunity to just sit back and enjoy where we were and where we have come from.
Notebooks/Journals are great way to capture all the important, memorable, fun things that you and your spouse do throughout your marriage.
Use the notebook to jot down things you would like to remember and share with your spouse on a special occasion, when you are spending quality time, or even to look at when the road seems a little rough. The good thing about the notebook is it will help you remember why you married your spouse, the good times you have had, and that things are not always as bad as they may appear.
1. Purchase or make a journal
2. Write a story about you and your spouse
3. Write in your own words, your style
4. Add pictures
5. Present to your spouse on your anniversary, birthday or on a date night.
Make the journal unique and specifically for them. The journal could be a scrapbook, video, or written words. However, the most important aspect of this challenge is that you do it & complete it. Don’t make it hard to complete.
What are some methods you use to capture those special moments to reflect on later?
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Day 1: Fresh Start
Day 2: Communication
Day 3: Flirt with your Spouse
Day 4: Quickies
Day 5: Social Media
Day 6: Its Time for a Change
Day 7: Positive Affirmations
Day 9: Get Physical
Day 10: Sharing is Caring
Day 11: Addiction
Day 12: Gift Giving
Day 13: Your Spouse BFF
Day 14: Date Your Spouse
I hope you will join us in this challenge.