One of the great signs of love is saving the last lemon for your husband

My husband isn't a morning person.

Grumpy.

Incoherent.

Slow.

Near useless.

I have learned not to ask him a question where he has to engage his brain beyond a ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Now that he's got a J-O-B, his alarm clock goes off really early every morning.

And like auto-pilot, he does his S-S-S* routine (like many men do).

As for me, I'm an early bird.

I do my best work in the wee hours of the morning. 

Ideas come to me. I'm creative, energetic, active, mindful, positive, chirpy, helpful, loving, and all that good stuff. 

(Most of the time.)

One of the first things I do in the morning is fully squeeze a whole lemon into 2 pints of water and neck it all. 

Down the hatch!

It gets things moving and I know it contributes to my good health.

I've been doing it for nearly 15 years, even before I met my husband.

Since he started his new work, he asked me if I'd prepare him a pint of lemon water too.

As a couple, we have our little love gestures, simple actions that show our love for one another. Or rather, is felt from the receiver as a sign of their love.

His gesture is to clean out my milk frother (for my morning coffee) every night. Ready to use for the morning!

My gesture is making his lemon water for him every morning.

Yesterday morning (Sunday), I got up, made my lemon water, and then noticed that there was only one more lemon left. 

I could have saved that last lemon for myself for this morning, but instead, I chose to use it for his Sunday morning lemon water.

This morning as he was getting ready to leave, he asked whether there was lemon water. 

I said to him, “Oh, sorry hon. There’s no more lemons. I used the last one for your water yesterday.”

And he melted.

He replied, “Oh, my love. There is no greater love than giving me the last lemon.”

And there you have it.

I aim to please.

For good reason.

Drinking at least a pint of fresh lemon water (use a whole lemon, not half or a quarter), helps your digestion, your immune system, and a bunch of other stuff that some people say.

Well, placebo or not, I can say that it's really helped me for all those things, and probably more. Like my skin. It's very soft!

(And weight loss too!)

So, give it a go (I hate saying ‘try’). Just do it.

And get adjusted.

Good healthy lifestyle rituals.

Make them happen!


— Dr MaryAnne.



*Shit-Shower-Shave