Continuing my series of three things which occurred to me or happened this week, from an idea by Salma from The Write Balance blog.
Makes Me Think
The more often I blog about love, marriage and relationships and visit other blogs on all kinds of topics, the more I realize how much I love blogging and interacting with other bloggers.
I come across all kinds of different experiences that I haven’t had, views that I don’t share, places I’ve never visited and customs that I had no idea about.
The world is fascinating for sure, but the best thing about many of the posts and comments left on my blog and in social media is that they make me think about life and love in different ways.
Thank you fellow bloggers and commenters for making me think and sometimes making me change my mind!
Living as I do in Scotland, summers are not always sunny. There is always some sun, of course, but not every day and sometimes not for a few days or even weeks at a time. When the sun comes, it means we appreciate it all the more, and get out in it as much as possible.
Sunshine is like all things I think – too much of a good thing and you don’t appreciate it, and even start to look for a change. When I lived in the South of France for a year as a student many moons ago, I found the constant heat in the summer could get oppressive after a while.
And so it is with people – too much of any one good quality is sickly sweet. A sprinkling of good qualities (even mixed with a few negative traits as long as they are not too off-putting) is much more interesting and attractive.
Faults You Can Live With
Talking about negative traits, just now I am living through the World Cup with football on TV at 5pm, 8pm and 11pm UK time and matches seeming to last hours on end, not to mention the pre-match warm up commentary and the post-match analysis. No favorite TV shows for me this week (not even Spiral) as my husband and youngest son are both avid football fans.
Thinking about it yesterday evening, despite not being keen on a month with the TV being taken over by soccer, I realized that I didn’t really mind that much. It keeps them both happy and enjoying something together, and I get to spend more time on my PC. It’s just an interest they have, and I don’t have to share every interest.
In relationships, shared values are important. Interests not so much. I’ll have to stick with shared values this month 🙂
Over to you: Do any of my thoughts this week make sense to you? If not you can always comment and change my mind 🙂 Please share your thoughts below