Seven deadly sins - day seven: Lust

Monday, February 21, 2011

We have finally come to the end of the road - the last of the seven deadly sins. Today's sin is lust and I'm supposed to tell you seven love secrets. Thing is, I don't really have any love secrets. It's all common sense. I'd say these statements from the mouth of Captain Obvious rather than secrets.

1. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

2. Don't be greedy.

3. Communicate lots.

4. Tying in with #3 - LISTEN lots.

5. Make sure to say "I love you" every single day.

6. When you see them for the first time in a while (whether it's a week apart or two hours) give them a hug like you have been missing them for years.

7. A relationship doesn't just grow on its own. Surprise! It takes work.

The last one has been the biggest eye-opener for me. In the past, I have been, shall we say, a bit lax in the effort department. I figured if I was showing up that was enough. Not so much. A relationship does take some work, ideally not too much work, but, news flash, you do have to make an effort. Little gestures like making dinner or cookies for your "special friend", tucking a note in their pocket or planning a date night, even if it's just getting coffee and going for a walk, go a long way. You can't assume the other person is going to take care of everything, even if things seem hunky-dory today with minimal effort...I guarantee that will change.

(Mental note: bake cookies after work.)

If you feel like following along with this meme, here's the list of 'sins' and what to post for each:

Day 1 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.

Day 2 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.

Day 3 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.

Day 4 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.

Day 5 - Greed. Seven worldly material desires.

Day 6 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.

Day 7 - Lust. Seven love secrets.

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