Have you ever wondered why your partner just naturally complements you?
According to the website, What’s your Sign, the yin and yang interact, and the good comes from the two being in harmony.
The Free Dictionary says the Chinese symbol represents perfect balance. Yin is negative, dark, and feminine, Yang positive, bright, and masculine. Their interaction is thought to maintain the harmony of the universe and to influence everything within it.
I started thinking about this idea, and I discovered that my husband and I complement each other more than realized. I came up with a little chart to explore our balances.
In the food category:
My likes – His preferences
tomatoes – olives
pickles – cucumbers
raisins – grapes
dark chocolate – white chocolate
salty espresso drinks – sweet espresso drinks
white meat chicken – dark meat chicken
Don’t need a recipe to create a meal – He needs a cookbook
In the life category:
I like to tell a story, he’s to the point
I’m a tree hugger, he’s a hunter
I’m a wanderer, he’s a navigator
I change my mind a lot, he needs a plan
I remember names, places & faces, he does not
I’m artistic, he’s computer savvy
I’m a light sleeper, he’s a deep sleeper
I need written directions, he needs a map
I would leave out parts, he’s good with putting things together
I’m sure there are many more ways couples balance each other. I believe the longer you live together, you develop a natural rhythm.
So this Valentine’s Day – the day to celebrate affection and love – take the time to think about how your partner balances you. It’s the perfect time to tell your loved one they ‘mean the world to you’. (I wonder if that saying had anything to do with yin and yang?)
I’m interested to know how your partner complements you. Feel free to share your comments below.