1) A Sense of Humour
I was a very serious person, had 0% sense of humour and was somewhat very quiet. I needed someone to come in my life to loosen me up and help me see the simple side of life. I needed to laugh till my stomach hurts though sometimes when I’m upset at him, he makes me laugh when I don’t want to smh 😩 Each day has its measure of smiles & laughs and it made me see that this is how simple life should be! Now I crack jokes, laugh at myself and smile through life. Of course this is also through the enabling of the Holy Spirit; the fruit of joy. Infact, I don’t go a day without laughing!
2) An Appreciation For Flowers
I hated flowers because they die quickly and I didn’t see the purpose of taking care, let alone buying something that was going to die in 3-7 days! However, getting flowers randomly from this guy made me to slowly appreciate the tenderness, smell, beauty & artistry of flowers. I can say that I now like (a lot) flowers and my favourite are roses (red) & tulips (white or golden yellow). I find that flowers also make me smile and feel warm inside (clearly my appreciation for flowers is getting deep lol). Do you feel like this too?
3) Finding Comfort in My Authenticity & Gifts
To not be influenced to be someone else became important to me more than I realised. It’s important to have people around us that sharpen us to be our best self and not a caricature of someone else. I’ve had people in the past tell me to speak/teach more like pastor so and so. I even had someone tell me that my books were too serious and hard core Christian! None of those people are in my life today; they were seasonal friends! Thanks be to God for a friend who sticks closer than brother (see Proverbs 18:24). I’m able to grow and mature in myself and be the best version of me through his Spirit-filled encouragement, support, kindness & security (not threat) in my anointing/gifts. I’m not exaggerating or making this up but he is the epitome of a Ephesians 5:26 man.
4) Rising In Vision & Perspective
Visionaries make you see beyond your today. I'm able to see life 10-30+ years from now and don't need to worry about today/today's' season nor the hows and whys of getting there. We literally have our lives planned 1-10+ from now and know where we are going; by being able to go into God's presence to get His confirmation of what we see today regarding tomorrow (see Heb 4:16).
5) Discovering That I Love Chivalry
Opening the doors, helping me to wear my coat, opening the car door... now the car door thing was so weird in the beginning when he would do this for me because I would try first to open the door then hesitate because he was about to, then he hesitates because I already did 😂 so we ended up like a broken record playing on a beautiful phonograph! However, with time I learnt the art of receiving Chivarly and falling in love with it. Now, before we get in the car I literally just stand there waiting for him to open the door so I get in and when he forgets I say "aren't you forgetting something". I'm still getting used to him pulling the chair for me 😢 cause I pull it before he gets rounds to doing it smh 😔
LADIES WHAT THINGS HAS YOUR BEST FRIENDS, BOYFRIEND, FIANCÉ or HUSBAND brought out of you that you didn't know or think could be brought out? Comment below!