Happy 4th quarter, friends! I love the last three months of the year. Fall, the holidays, the sports - it's great!
Today at work I was having a conversation with one of my co-workers about how it's easy to get complacent. It can happen with your relationships, with work, even with yourself, I think. Once you get complacent, you lose that little something that causes you to have a little fear or something, that little something that causes a certain part of your anatomy to pucker up, if you know what I mean.
For example, at work, pretty much every day I go in with a little touch of fear - the pucker - and I frequently wonder when my boss is going to catch on to the fact that I am just not all that. That feeling keeps me working as hard as I can. It's only at the end of the day that I will think, "OK, they got their money's worth out of me today" or sometimes I even think, "They got a bargain today because I kicked ass." But in the morning, the pucker factor is in full effect.
I think the same is true in relationships. Sometimes I feel a like I take my relationship with MT for granted. Sometimes I think that he is lucky to have me, and I don't put as much effort or kindness into our relationship as it deserves, as he deserves. But there are plenty of other times that I take a look at myself and I think, "Why did MT choose me? What does he see in me that makes him stay?" That's when the pucker factor comes into play and I try to be more kind and thoughtful in my relationship.
That's all I've got to say tonight. Pucker up peeps!!