If this post a little off at times, it’s because I’m writing while watching Cross Country. This is where they take horses and jump them through ponds and over trucks at 20 mph. Needless to say, I’m a little distracted
I was thinking about something I’ve been super thankful for recently. It’s something that I imagine a lot of girls might be turned off by. Have you ever been given a gift that was, well, questionable? Like, a husband buying his wife a tent for camping. Or pulling a Father of the Bride and buying your fiance a blender for her wedding present. “What is this, 1958? Give the little wife a blender?”
For my birthday this year, Chad was excited, but hesitant to give me my present. It was an, “I think you’ll like it,” type gift. But, I LOVED it. I was SO excited. It was a check to join a gym for 6 months. YES!! I was stoked. I love spin classes and need accountability when I’m working out, so a gym membership was perfect. The only drawback is that I felt guilty. I have a fabulous gym in our apartment complex. So I asked Chad if I could use the money for a personal trainer instead. So, every Thursday, I meet with a trainer. He holds me accountable to 300 calorie meals and working out EVERYday except wedding days. I’ve left behind excuses like, “I don’t have time,” because I now MAKE time. I’m learning how to manage my life, instead of having my life manage me. I’m pushing around priorities, and it’s hard, but so worth it.
Have you ever been given a gift from your spouse or significant other that you LOVED? Or a gift that had a question mark hanging over it?