Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it’s time to reflect on what we’re thankful for and eat lots of delicious food with family and friends! Lately, I have found myself feeling so grateful for my husband, but often times I don’t remember to actually tell him! Do you do this too?!
Gratitude is described as the quality of being thankful and a readiness to show appreciation. Whether you are dating, engaged, or married it is so important that your other half feels appreciated. I know for me, it impacts the way my husband and I interact with each other. We are more likely to respond to each other with kindness and love if we feel that gratitude from one another. I try to remember to acknowledge the little things my husband does as well, so he knows I don’t take them for granted!
Here are some sweet ways to show gratitude to your spouse:
- Leave a note
Notes are great because it’s something your spouse can keep or bring to work with them. I love being surprised by notes in my purse, car, or on the fridge. It brings a smile to my face and lets me know my spouse was thinking of me!
- Randomly send a text
During the day, send a text to your spouse letting them know you’re thankful for how hard they work, how you appreciate them, or something you love about them. It will make their day!
- Express it in person
Like I said above, we might think it all the time but forget to say it out loud to our spouse! Be conscious this week of opportunities to express your thankfulness and love to your best friend. It means so much when it is said face-to-face.
- Do an act of kindness
This could be doing the dishes before your spouse gets home, putting away the laundry, or doing something that would help relieve some stress for your spouse!
- Cook them their favorite dinner
Surprise them with their favorite meal. This is something both of you can enjoy!
- Ask them about their day
This simple question will mean a lot to your spouse. It lets them know you care and genuinely want to know how they are doing! Here is another opportunity to thank them for how hard they work.
There are many other ways to show your spouse you are thankful for them, but I hope these 6 ideas help you this week to let your spouse know how much you love them! I am reminded every day of how blessed I am to have the husband that I do. I never want to keep all this thankfulness to myself when I could be pouring it out to my husband, Jacob. Choose today to have a heart of gratitude. Not only will it make your spouse happy, but it will also make your relationship stronger and healthier!
Harborside Chapel Associate