Take Some Time Tuesday #3 … and National Best Friends Day

This week, I thought it might be nice to do something a little more serious. It can’t be all fun and games now, can it?

Find some kind of box. It doesn’t have to be a big box. Just big enough to hold ten regular sized envelopes (or bigger envelopes, if that’s all you have on hand). Next, grab ten envelopes and ten pieces of paper. Each of you take half of both, and head for different parts of your home.

Now, spend a little time thinking about some things that are important to you. Inexpensive things, or things that don’t cost anything at all. And write them down.

Need some examples? How about a ten second kiss before leaving for work every morning? Or giving up an hour of your phone time to dance with your partner instead? It could be watch a movie together, play a board game together, a foot rub, a couple’s shower. Or it could be something that takes a little more effort, like help wax a car, clean out a closet, organize the garage, or spend some quality time in your bedroom.

Use your imagination, but make sure whatever you write down is actually important to you. Your significant other should give this exercise serious thought too,

Now, write your partner’s name on each of the envelopes and put them all in the box. Each week, take two envelopes out, one for you and one for him or her. And then do whatever is written on the papers.

And now that we’ve got this week’s suggestion out of the way, let’s move on.

I didn’t know there was any such thing as National Best Friends Day, but there is. If you have a best friend, this would be a great day to call them up, give them a nice greeting card, or just do something nice to let them know how special they are to you.

Moving on again, I thought I’d let you know a couple of things. I’m about seven scenes away from finishing book four in the Royal Sweethearts series. Yup. Quinn McMahon is finally getting his own book. Big surprise, I know, but that was an affiliate link. You can learn more about those by clicking here.

I also have some super exciting news! If you follow my Facebook page, you already know about this. If not, well… I’m reviving my JJ Belding pen name because I’m partnering with Zoe McKay, aka Rhonda Hopkins – author of a variety of books, including a couple of really good zombie stories. I know, right? Me? Reading zombie books? But it’s true. And she has a new YA series out, too. You can find out more about those by clicking here.

Here’s a sneak peek at what we’re doing. If you want to see more of the cover as we … unravel it … follow us on Facebook, and keep checking back here. 



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