PREPARE YOUR EYES TO READ AND YOUR HEART TO RECEIVE AS YOU TAKE IN THE WORDS THAT LOOK TO CHANGE LIVES, RENEW HEARTS, AND OPEN MINDS.
As we are in the midst of the holidays, there will be plenty of laughter, food, sadness, and anger, but most of all, plenty of leftovers.
Some would contend that leftover food tastes better than freshly cooked because of the chemical reactions in ingredients that cause the flavors to be enhanced. Others don't share the same idea of eating food that requires reheating due to harmful bacteria and food poisoning.
When we think of the word leftover outside of the context of food, I think we would all agree that leftovers or seconds is nothing we want when it comes to relationships.
The definition of leftover is something remaining after the rest has been used or consumed. Not receiving someone's best to include time, skills, talents, or abilities would imply that the other person isn't worthy of that person's best. It gives a feeling that a person is not concerned with that relationship. The negligence of communication or the lack of forgiveness will cause a relationship to deteriorate and ultimately become non-existence.
There are many reasons that one might only give leftovers in a relationship. Some reasons could be working multiple jobs, working longer hours, outside relationships, hobbies or chores, or just the lack of interest.
So how do we overcome providing our leftovers to those we say we care about or treat poorly? If you answered with communication, then you would be correct. Relationship restoration can be resolved through proper communication when both parties are allowed to provide feedback on the priorities of each other.
The other way to restore a relationship is through commitment. Commitment lets others know where you stand and allows your heart to feel the thrill of pursuing your objective.
If you raised your care factor just 5 percent, what would happen to your relationship? #SPEAK2MYHEART