Many times, I only remember to water when things when I notice they are wilt-y. It keeps things alive, but they never thrive.
I wish that were only true of plants.
But it's the same thing as planning dates when Joel and I are arguing and distant. Or spending time one- on-one with my kids when they are acting out. Or pouring my heart out to God and seeking His help when I am in crisis. Doing laundry when the hamper overflows. Exercising when my clothes are snug. Cleaning out the fridge because something stinks. Taking time for myself because I am out of patience. Going to visit family because someone is ill.
Things need water to stay alive, to grow, to flourish. I want my life to be one of flourishing, not just staying alive.