30 Days of Gratitude Challenge Week 2: Spouse or Significant Other

BY: - 10 Nov '14 | Relationships

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Gratitude Week 2

 Week 1: Self-Gratitude

Week 2: Gratitude for my Spouse/Significant Other

Week 3: Gratitude for my children

Week 4: Gratitude for others

Week 2: Daily Gratitude (Spouse/Significant Other)

Day 8: Write your spouse a love letter. Include in your letter why you fell in love with them & the dreams you have for your future together.

Day 9: Today is “yes” day. Dedicate this day to your spouse. Whatever they need, show them how grateful you are to have them by giving it to them.

Day 10: Record a video. No, that kind of video. Record a thank you video for your spouse about something they did recently that you apprciated. And let him/her know how you’ll thank them when they get home.

Day 11: Start a journal. Together. Be sure to write down what you appreciated of your spouse that day, and then read them back to each other daily.

Day 12: Surprise them. Bring home their favorite snack or dessert and then give it to them after dinner.

Day 13: Brag about them. Tell your kids and anyone else that is around, why you love them and why you’re grateful to have them.

Day 14: Turn it off. Your cell phone, your tablet or any other gadget when you talk to your spouse. Dedicate your alone time only to them.

Day 15: Showing is always better than telling. You know exactly what will make them go to bed with a smile on their face, so do exactly that.

Be sure to check back for the next two weeks of this Gratitude Challenge.

What ways do you actively express or nurture gratitude?

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Christine St. Vil wrote 153 articles on this blog.

Christine St.Vil is co-author of the Whose Shoes Are Your Wearing: 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be. A happy wife to an amazing hubby of 8 years, and homeschooling mother of three, she teaches moms how to FLY (First Love Yourself). She uses her corporate background to work with women who are ready to start a new business, accelerate their career growth & design a life they love. She's on a mission to help moms to battle the mom guilt epidemic, so they can begin to put themselves first on their never-ending list of priorities.

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4 People Who Might Not Be Happy You Are in a New Relationship

BY: - 11 Nov '14 | Marriage

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NEWS FLASH: Everybody doesn’t want to see your relationship succeed. Yeah I know that you think everybody should be happy for your happiness, but just know that everyone isn’t. Now usually that has more to do with them than with you, but nevertheless it’s true. Many times we kill ourselves trying to make everyone like us and wondering why people aren’t happy for us. We wonder why they are trying to tear us apart – well if you keep trying to figure that out you, and your relationship might just die a slow death.

Bottom line is, you can’t satisfy everyone all the time.

Which is why you and your mate must always be a united front and share a bond that the outside influences can’t break. Let’s discuss a few people who might not be very happy about your relationship.

1. Your FAMILY

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Yup I know they tell you that family should be your biggest support system, but families are still made of people and people have attitudes, egos, and emotions. Sometimes your parent won’t be happy with your relationship. Maybe he or she is jealous or not excited about “losing” his or her child to someone else (this can especially be true with moms). Your sister might still be looking for her prince charming and wonders why you found one and she hasn’t. Your brother might really desire to be in love, but he is still stuck putting on the player façade so he tells you that you think you’re “better” than him.

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Troy Spry wrote 223 articles on this blog.

Troy Spry a Certified Life, Dating, and Relationship Coach and the one and only "Reality Expert", resides in Charlotte, NC. He created his blog, Xklusive Thoughts, with the intent of putting out a very realistic perspective and using it as a vehicle for inspiration! He hopes to challenge people to think differently and inspire people to do and be better in relationships and in life!

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