Apparently, it is not what you think it is…
Okay. So maybe happy couple-hood is not actually made in grammar. (Although that would be funny :P). You
me we me us.
Nope. Findings are telling us that happy couple-hood is made in the act of GIVING. Small kindnesses. Morning coffees. Hugs. Your ear.
(I wonder if this works in skating too? Friendships?)
Tara Parker-Pope reports in the NYTimes that generosity is one of the top predictors of a happy marriage. And, “children with more-engaged parents are more likely to be generous toward others, which may bode well for their future relationships — and their parents’ too.” It’s a chicken-egg it-doesn’t-really-matter-because-it’s-ALL-GOOD type of
Now, maybe you are not really on the marriage track. (Me neither. And, DON’T get me started on my baby rant. Yay life- but ouch!!!!) Still, I think we can all learn something from this…
Especially at this time of year.
Give a little. Of yourself!