Marital Monday: Adjectives

An adjective is defined as a word used to describe a person, place or thing.  Who remembers this Grammar Rock Video 🙂

The other day I asked my husband for 3 adjectives that he thought described me. He did and I was surprised at his word choices.  What I found interesting is that 2 out of the 3 words he used I did not feel described me. How was it that he saw these great qualities that I did not see myself?  I asked him if he was just being nice and he said he wasn’t.  You know sometimes husbands tend to tell us what we want to hear, lol.  Maybe he chose those 3 adjectives because that is how he would like me to be, that’s a thought.

Either way, he did his job as a spouse.  Spouses are supposed to make one another want to be better people.  That is what I took away from our conversation. I want to be those adjectives that he used to describe me.  In fact, I was already in the process of trying to find new adjectives that I would like to use to describe me.  I know that sounds strange, but it is true.  For instance, one of the adjectives I have always used to describe myself is impatient. And as a result, I have always been impatient.  After all these years I finally realized that I need to change my adjectives.  I am going to start using the word “patient” to describe myself and start becoming a more patient person. Lets stop using negative adjectives to describe ourselves.

Think about the adjectives you use to describe yourself.  Ask your spouse or those close to you what adjectives they would use to describe you.  You may be surprised, hopefully pleasantly surprised, lol.


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