We've all received them, you know what I'm talking about, those gifts that your Aunt gave you that you know if you don't have on display when she visits that she will make a comment about it. I get it, it was thoughtful of her and you want to make her happy by displaying it but do you love it? And as the years go by, how many more guilt gifts do you have filling up your home?
Guilt gifts can come in all forms from decor items, to artwork, to clothing, to furniture. If you don't love it, it shouldn't be in your home because it holds negative feelings. Negative feelings from each guilt gift can make your home a sad home. Release those negative feelings by making your home a guilt-free zone and only have items you love. If your Aunt asks where her guilt gift is then just explain that it just didn't go with your decor and leave it that and she'll stop giving your guilt gifts.
Every couple seems to long for double sinks when they are looking for a new home but what they don't know is that the double sinks are the beginning of the Great Divide...dividing themselves from being a close couple to increasing the space between themselves. With one sink to use, couples have to dance around each other and remain close, engulfed in each other's personal space as it is one shared space. When there are 2 sinks and especially when the sinks are on opposite sides of the bathroom, the couple no longer shares a space. Each person gets their own space and the once close couple is now divided.
Other superficial cons of having double sinks:
More to clean
More things to break
More cost to have repaired
Less counter space
Kids instinctively have this trait yet somewhere along the way as we grow older we forget how important it is to have fun. Why is that? It's not like we don't know how to have fun, life just gets so heavy that we become too weighted down and having fun seems irresponsible. Find some fun in your life it will do you good. If you don't know where to start, be around children and they will guide you. Swing on a swing set. Pull off a prank. Blow bubbles. Hop scotch. Play a game. Whatever it is that you have fond memories of as a child, start there.
Fireworks are around the corner for many Americans and with them comes great celebration welcoming in the New Year!
To add spark back into your relationships, celebrate your relationships just as you would the New Year. When we celebrate and honor our relationships, we are rewarded with healthy support. Plus it is difficult to take for granted that which we celebrate.