Yesterday, I gave you a back massage with no strings attached. I started off with this because I know how much you love massages, how much you need back massages, and how grateful you are when I give you them (without expecting something in return!). I don’t like giving massages, so I didn’t have a great time actually giving it. But, you really seemed to appreciate it and that gave me joy. So, the benefits outweighed the drawback. Maybe if I keep giving you massages, I’ll even come to enjoy the process itself.
You are my beloved and I am yours. But after several years of marriage, I’ve grown passive about our relationship–no longer do I passionately pursue your love nor express mine. I’m not sure how or why this happened, but I know that I want it to change. I love you, but desire to love you more and want you to feel loved by me. So, starting today I’m resolving to commit a different, intentional act of love for you every day for a year, so that our relationship may thrive once again. (Don’t get me wrong–I hope that all the days of all my life are filled with acts of love for you!) By blogging about this journey, I hope to preserve the memory of this year as a gift to you.