Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Know what I like about you?" was about a year ago..and one day for some reason I said that sentence to my husband.  He stopped what he was doing and looked at me and I said, "You always smell so good."  Because I love the smell of his cologne. I do. And he smiled.  He was surprised.  And he said something back to me.   And it started a simple habit between us - something new after all these years.  We will, from time to time say, "Know what I like about you....?" and we fill in the blank.
So.. I wrote an article about  about how we do that.. and... lo and behold.. it was reprinted lots of other places. Three newspaper columnists in three U.S. cities wrote a column about my article.. Who knew??   
AND.. I got a mazillion positive emails about it from a mazillion readers... Maybe two mazillion.   
Try it. It will make a HUGE difference in your heart and his.  Life is hard for husbands, too. Right now, after you read this.. try it.  Turn to him and say, "Know what I like about you?" and then tell him something real and truthful.  (If he isn't home, pick up the phone and call him.)

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25


  1. Wow........ just found your blog. I'm curled up by the fireplace in the great room but I can hear my husband of 31 years stirring up stairs. He's throwing his feet out of bed and heading to the bathroom now. He'll be rounding the stairs in just a minute and the moment I see those green~grey eyes I'm going smile and say, "know what I like about you......" I'm guessing it will be a beautiful way to start a Monday morning......

    1. Thank you for posting this. Let us know what he says back.. if you want to..

  2. I love this...I'm going to try to do it everyday...Thanks.