Hi Dr. Laura,
Just like others on your program, I make it a point to listen to you each day, take what you tell others, and apply it to my life. Well just the other day, it really came full circle.
My husband travels for business most weeks and loves to bring home hotel soap. I personally have no use for the soap and have tried many different ways to tell him this, but he just continues to bring me more soap. On top of that, he is always so happy when he gives it to me.
That day you told a caller the importance of showing appreciation when her husband did something for her. Shortly thereafter, my husband handed me the hotel soap. Instead of going into a long talk about how I don’t want the soap, I just said, “Thank you, Honey”. The next time he goes out of town, I will gather up the soap and donate it to a battered women’s shelter.
Thanks to your advice I was able to truly understand what the soap really meant.