"Thoughtlessness is a silent enemy to a loving relationship."
"Love thinks before speaking. It filters words through a grid of truth and kindness."
Recently I have learned that encouragement and support are both just as important in any relationship as love and loyalty are. We must learn to bring balance into our relationships and that includes making sure we are meeting other's needs in all aspects as best as we can.
Great relationships come from great thinking and it is important to be mindful of what the other is going through outside the relationship and to express concern and support in those other parts of their life. Too many times we are selfish with our thinking. We are only thinking about what WE are going through or how somebody else made US feel and never take a moment to think about what that person might be going through. What kind of battles are they dealing with and instead of taking offense, we should reach out and care.
Being thoughtful can range from words of encouragement, words of affirmation, to small gestures to let the other know they are important. It's one of those things that does not take much time. Showing somebody that you care is vital to a thriving relationship. Being selfish and never taking time out to take an extra step to show somebody they are special is dangerous and can be a silent killer in your relationships. Everybody wants to feel special and though of, everybody!
Today I dare you to be thoughtful!