Monday, August 25, 2008

Sugar and Spice

Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice
by Brooke S.

(this recipe is for husband everywhere in order to help them love their wives better)

1 cup of smiles in the morning
2 tablespoons of thoughtfulness during the day
2 cups of time in the evening
2 drops of doing what needs doing
1½ teaspoons of listening
4 hugs
2 kisses
1 ½ boxes of presents
Sprinkle of encouragement

Mix the teaspoons of listening with one tablespoon of thoughtfulness. Then take the other tablespoon of thoughtfulness and the cups of time, and mix it with the boxes of presents. Take the smiles, hugs, and kisses and knead them together (especially on her shoulders). Mix the listening and thoughtfulness and time and presents, with the smiles, hugs, and kisses (drop in the doing what needs doing too). Heat mixture with the fire of God, for 30 minutes each day (devotionals and the Bible will do). Do not leave sitting to cool down, serve while fresh and renewed. Make sure to sprinkle with a bit of encouragement and you’ll have the best Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice!

Encouragement: Verbal praise; Verbal acknowledgment; Verbal discussion of activities; Written notes; Written praise; Surprise written notes; Interest in Sugar and Spice

Thoughtfulness: concern; comfort; caring; putting aside the me and accentuating the us; Never substitute a bad attitude for the thoughtfulness.

Time: Reading together; Playing board games; Walking together; Cleaning together; Cooking together; Holding each other; Poking each other; Occasionally chasing each other

Presents: Any little thing to do with Sugar and Spice; Not hard to find a substitute; Must be willing to mix with thoughtfulness and time

Listening: Means remembering all the ingredients that mix with Sugar and Spice; also means leaving out a few snails and puppy dog tails

Doing what needs doing: Boxes, Dishes, Sweeping, Participating in the fixing of lunch with the
Sugar and Spice; Includes daily requests

No substitute for smiles, hugs, and kisses.


Terrie said...

:o) xxxooo

Vicki G. said...

This is really cute Brooke! Too bad my husband wouldn't get past the first few lines before handing it back to me and saying - can you read this for me and give me the bottom line? :)

Terrie said...

ok a new tag
The Tag
Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read. If you don’t have the books with you now, Googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.