How To Show Up For One Another

What does it look like to show up for one another?

It doesn’t have to be some extravagant notion. Put simply, I think it is saying “I choose you again today” everyday.

Because I don’t think that just because we stood at an altar at some point and said that we’ll be together all our days, means that the choice is magically made for us forever.

It’s a daily commitment. A daily choice. A daily surrender. Surrendering to our person, and standing by our word. We work hard at it, and make it worth it.

It's saying I’ll stand by you today through conflict, through kid tantrums (and adult tantrums), through work stress, financial stress, etc. It is simply saying “I’m with you, you’re not alone. We're in this together. We're a team."

You don't even have to use words to say it. It can be said with a hug, a freshly made coffee, a smile, eye contact, encouragement, an "I love you", a sneaky love note (I have free printable ones here), holding hands, doing a chore for them - the list is endless. It's a simple act of showing your commitment to your partnership, whatever that looks like for you!

It’s amazing what a change of mindset will do for your relationship. Will you decide to show up even when the waters are rough? Does your relationship mean enough to you to keep arriving at it each morning?

And maybe you won’t always be able to give 100%, that’s okay. You just show up with whatever you are able to give. That’s what makes it powerful… maybe I only have 20% to give today, but I’ll show up with that 20% for you.

Maybe I’m not feeling my best today, but I still choose to be yours.