What sets you apart?

Which aspects do you think makes a person unique?

There are so many ways to be unique. Some are cool. Some are strange. Some are illegal. But let’s not focus on those right now. In my opinion the following three things are part of the equation.

1. Authenticity. It took me a little while, but I finally came to a place where I would rather be me. I don’t need to compare myself to others. Me is good. God made me. He has a plan for me. I will be me and follow the plan.

2. Compassion. My life is not just about me. It is about taking care of those around me. My family. My friends. People that God puts in my path. I always want to look in the mirror and see a man who can have compassion on others.

3. Sense of humor. I love to laugh. I try to do it as often as possible. Laughter is medicine. If I don’t laugh often I can get too bogged down with life. That is why I seek out opportunities to laugh with my wife. See my post from a few days ago.

These are his three of the things that make me unique. The list is long and could keep going. The point is the list is me. This is who I am and aspire to be. Me. And I want to make God smile. So me, following God’s plan.

Her laugh is amazing

What makes you laugh?

I have an admission to make. I have a TikTok account. I know, half of America does, but it still feels like a dirty little secret. “You have a TikTok? Are you ok?” This is the response I expect when people find out.

Yes. I watch for a very specific reason: I find videos I know will make my wife laugh. A couple of times a week we will spend 20 minutes or so watching them. I have a pretty good knack for finding good ones, but every once in a while I strike gold.

What is the gold you ask? Her laugh. You know that kind where it is hard to breath and your eyes start to sweat? That uncontrollable belly laugh of high enjoyment? Yep. That is it. Pure gold.

So, what usually gets laughs like this? It varies from day to day, but it usually involves a dog or cat and the awesome personalities they exude. Or, it could be a kid swinging a ball bat and hitting his dad in the…you know…or a ton of other things.

Her laugh is one of the sweetest sounds on earth to me. It brings me joy. It calms me. It makes me fall for her deeper and deeper…and we have been at this for almost 25 years. I just can’t get enough.

When she is laughing I want to join in. So, what makes me laugh? Making my bride laugh.