Acknowledge Each Other Regularly
Taking the time to thank your loved ones for their small acts of kindness goes a long way. It’s a key to a good marriage, friendship or family.
Certainly, one spouse may do most of the cooking and the other take out the garbage, but sharing your appreciation of each other throughout the week can help keep the love alive. Making requests, rather than demands, is far more effective at keeping the love flowing.
Be Aware of Your Own Gratitude
Consider keeping a gratitude journal, where you record 5 things you are grateful for each day. Some days it may be your health, other days it may be your home and loved ones, sometimes it may be that you made it home safely after a grueling trip. What’s important is to acknowledge verbally that you have been blessed. Some people prefer to do this once a week; either way is fine, so long as you acknowledge the good things in your life.
Gratitude teaches us not to take people or life for granted. It’s one of the lessons the great late Christopher Reeves shared when he spoke- to appreciate every moment while you have it. He was a very smart man.
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