How Thankful are You for Your Spouse?
Thanksgiving…the holiday that is almost but forgotten by stores across the country. It’s getting shorter every year. At this point we get a week of Thanksgiving and then the Christmas trees and decorations come out. This attitude can creep into our relationships if we’re not proactive. What type of attitude? The one where we are short on the thankfulness, but focusing on fulfilling our own needs and desires.
I love Thanksgiving, not for the food (although it is good) but for the heart that can come from it. Taking time to reflect and be thankful for the past year, shows me how blessed and how much I cherish my spouse.
In the spirit of being thankful, here are couple of ways that you can show your thankfulness to your spouse.
Cook them their favorite dish.
Thanksgiving is a time where there will be family and friends around. Have a date before your house is filled with people. If you have kids, put them to bed and cook your spouse their favorite dish or dessert. Take a moment to share with your spouse on why you are thankful for them. What have they done in the past year that spoke to your heart? Talk about how you have seen them grow past something they struggled with. The whole idea behind this date is to put the focus on your spouse and how thankful you are for them.
Take a drive in the country.
Many cities and towns have a color tour. Now that it is fall and the leaves are changing and starting to fall, there are routes that you can get from the city’s website. The routes are designed to show you the most of nature and the changing of the leaves. So take some time, map out a route and hit the road with your loved one. Put on your favorite songs and enjoy the scenery.
There are plenty of ways that you can show your spouse that you’re thankful for them. This is a chance for you to be creative and use your spouse’s love language as a way to show or tell them how thankful you are for them.
If they are big into Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, post a video or write a post that sings their praises. You can post the ten reasons that you’re thankful for them. Have a spouse that is a words of affirmation person? Then you can write a poem (created by you or Google one), in a card or frame it if you want to take it up a notch.
The possibilities are endless of ways that you can show your thankfulness. Let’s just make sure that we do show it, and not just move past this time and into the Christmas season.
How do you express your thankfulness during this time of year? How can I help? Leave a comment below.