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Thursday, February 14, 2008

 

365 Days a Year

We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. As a matter of fact, if you ask my husband what date it falls on, he probably wouldn’t be able to tell you.

And I like it that way.


Why? Because he believes we shouldn’t cherish each other on only one day out of an entire year.
We have a special ritual that I believe will keep us happily married all the way into the fairytale sunset.

Each morning, and at different times throughout the day, my husband will ask, “Is there anything I can do for you?” And, after my either yes or no reply, I ask him the same question.


Beyond the obvious and tangible benefit of having a quick errand run or a particular meal prepared, offering to do “anything” for each other is a constant reminder of why we got married in the first place. Love and devotion.
And I’ll take that over a box of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers any day.

This is the kind of support that writers so desperately need—especially writers who are juggling a household: children, domestic responsibilities, and those who work outside of the home as well. The encouragement and support of a loving spouse helps make what we do possible.


So, today, take a break from the computer. Hold up a quick “one-minute” index finger to quiet your chatty characters, push the freelance querying aside, and spend some much needed couple time with your significant other.

If you are single, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to a break. Do something today that makes you blissfully happy. Whether you have fun with good friends or take some quiet time to nurture your soul, be good to yourself.


The writing will be waiting for you tomorrow.


BLOG LOVE
I’d like to thank all of the ladies who offered to promote my memoir, The Break-Up Diet, on their blogs today!

Please stop by and show them some traffic love and read what they are all about.
It's a wonderful and diverse group of ladies with so many great resources to share. Check out their links below.

Allie Boniface
http://allieboniface.blogspot.com/

Angelique H. Caffrey
http://recessforwriters.blogspot.com

Sue Donckels
http://inkbridge.blogspot.com/

Valerie Fentress
www.valeriefentress.com/index.php/blog/

Jennifer Flatten
http://jelf-writes.com/author/jelfwrites/

Sarabeth Gordon
http://nothpnowmommy.blogspot.com

Cher'ley Grogg
http://www.freewebs.com/cherley/index.htm

Cathy Hall
http://cathychall.blogspot.com

Irvina Kanarek http://honestchitchat.wordpress.com

Chynna Laird http://www.ctlaird.bravejournal.com


Tammie McElligott
http://tammiemcelligott.blogspot.com

Anne-Marie Nichols
http://www.thismamacooks.com

Cherie Redinoz
www.over-it.blogspot.com

Debbie Ridpath Ohi
http://www.inkygirl.com (interview)

Lea Schizas
http://branchesoflife.blogspot.com/

Nancy Sharpe
http://nancysharpe.blogspot.com/

Luann Womack
http://foodhistories.blogspot.com

Sandra Vilar http://ssserenity.blogspot.com


Thank you, ladies, for making this a fun and interesting promotion!

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Quoibler said...

Thanks for the "link love" and congrats on your memoir!

Angelique

6:47 AM  
Blogger del said...

Congrats on your book! Again :-)

A couple of people mentioned this same concept to me, which I'd never really thought about before. If someone loves you, they treat you well all the time, not just 2/14. I think most of us would rather have it that way.

12:26 PM  

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