Last night I decided to make Pete dinner after his long practice for an ABA professional basketball team in Indiana… Mexican Fiesta was on my mind:
After the the Mexican Fiesta dinner Pete and I spent the night talking about life… I love nights like that… the T.V. was on in the background but we really weren’t paying too much attention to the movie we watched, “Above The Rim“…
We talked about our lives, where we see ourselves in the next couple years and what we want to be doing in the future. I am so proud of Pete for doing exactly what he wants to be doing in his life and enjoying it every step of the way. I think I even sometimes look up to him for doing what truly makes him happy and disregarding other people’s view of him. I have trouble with disregarding other people’s thoughts of me, I wish I could be more like Pete and not care about whether or not people see me a certain way.
Pete is currently playing professional basketball and loves what he does, he explained to me that he feels lucky that he has been afforded the opportunity to take the time and play basketball professionally at the age of 27… It’s true that many guys at that age are working in cubicles when he get’s to wake up everyday trying to improve his game and hopefully get a shot going to play overseas in Europe. I know he’s capable of doing this even though that means we would be in a long distant relationship at least I would know that all of his efforts were rewarded the way he deserved them to be… His dedication to basketball mimics his dedication to our relationship so I guess I owe basketball a HUGE thanks LOL… He’s able to apply the dedication he has for playing professionally into our relationship which makes him an amazing person to be around.
Last night after his practice ended at around 10:30 he still came out to Illinois to come see me. Words can’t describe how much I appreciate his actions of driving a state away to come see me after a long day… How does your man make you feel appreciated in your relationship?
Besides hanging with Pete I decided to catch up a lot of much needed sleep on Thursday and Friday… Here are some pictures of what’s been Gettin in my belly the last couple days:
Thanks so much to Sami (The Freckled Foodie) for this wonderful gift. She has an amazing blog and is also a basketball player like me! She just wrote a great post about Ayala’s SPARKLING Herbal Water! Check it out
After I received the precious greek goodies I finished baking the muffins for Pete and I
How does your man make you feel appreciated? For me, I know that I have a “good” catch (lol) because Pete’s willing to come out of his way to see me whenever I need to him to even though he lives a state away. He’s there for me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I truly believe the each of our own happiness HEAVILY depends on seeing how happy we can make each other… as Robert Heinlein says,“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own”
The Elements of Unconditional Selfless Love:
The Physical Factor: Being there” for someone physically means just what the word implies. You’re there for them in person, standing by their side, listening to them or talking with them so they’re not alone. This may be at two in the afternoon, or at three in the morning!
* The Emotional Factor: When you’re with someone emotionally, you’re offering your support by allowing them to honestly and openly express how they feel or their innermost thoughts without fear of judgment or ridicule Supporting someone emotionally with unconditional love also means that you’re there selflessly to help them work through any anxieties or fears that may be controlling their day-to-day life. The goal is for the person to rise above the negative emotions and turn them into positive ones. In a sense, you’re their “shoulder to cry on”.
* The Mental Factor: Supporting a loved one mentally or psychologically means that you’re helping them think through their actions, motives, and desires. You help them do this by finding out what’s going on inside. To support someone mentally requires you to help your loved one process their thoughts through to all possible outcomes.
* The Spiritual Factor: Spiritually supporting someone means you pray for and with them, to help them grow in all aspects of their life – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Often spiritual support is given without a person being aware that it’s actually happening.
Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!
P.S. If you have any questions about me personally I’m willing to answer anything since I’m creating a Q&A page for my blog!