I figured, what better way to start off a month of focusing on joy than by spotlighting the man who basically floods my heart with love every single day? I am ridiculously blessed to have someone so loving, attentive, handsome, funny, adventurous, supportive, forgiving, creative, and driven.
Yesterday (like most days) Joe said something silly or weird and, upon my good-natured eye roll, said, "For the rest of your life!" And I shot back, "Nah, just the rest of YOURS." (Cuz, you know, Joe is sooooo old -- he turned 35 yesterday.) I like that we can make sarcastic remarks like that toward each other and both know that there is only love behind them. (Or, on rare occasions when the sarcasm comes out a little harsh, it's as easy as, "Hey, I didn't like that one so much," and we're good to go.)
I know Joe is the person I am meant to be with for so many reasons, but the one I've been thinking about most recently is that he makes me better. Not by trying to forcefully "change" me but by inspiring me and leading by example and demonstrating amazing patience with me. For example, I am finally getting the hang of keeping a tidy home. In just a few days of being consistent with picking up after myself, I already feel less stressed, less embarrassed, more excited to go home at the end of a long work day.
Anyway, I just wanted to brag a little about my husband. He's the first thing that comes to mind when I think of things that fill me with joy.
Day one of NaBloPoMo: check!