A couple years back my husband put a bucket on his Christmas list. I thought he was nuts – what’s so special about a bucket?! But you know, for me, it wasn’t really about the bucket. It was about loving my husband.
When I said, “I do” to my husband I promised to love him – all of him! So when he has a passion, interest, or need I shouldn’t glaze over and say, “Oh – that’s nice.” It’s easy to love our spouses when everything is going well or it makes sense to us. It is easy for me to play tennis with him because I too enjoy it. I can understand he likes his yard to look nice, so I help where I can & give him the time he needs to make it something he is proud of. But I didn’t understand this bucket thing! So sad to say, but I glazed over and dismissed it.
Over the last couple years I have learned many reasons the bucket is useful. I have even learned to appreciate it myself.