Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to share a special day with your spouse, and it’s easier to do than you might think! Since it is Thanksgiving, today is the perfect time to let your husband or wife just how thankful you are to have them in your life. Sometimes this humble gesture is enough to fill you both with that warm, fuzzy feeling – it’s that simple! You can go the extra mile by following these tips:
1. Find some old photos of you and your spouse. Use them to help reminisce about the great times you’ve spent together and all the wonderful things you love about them!
2. Take a little time to make a list of five things you love about your partner. These qualities are things that you should be thankful for, not just because your partner has them, but also because they have chosen to share them with you!
3. This is the most important: SHARE YOUR FEELINGS! After you go through some old photos and make a list of loveable qualities, hopefully you’ll be brimming with good things to say – so say them! By letting your guard down enough to have a real heart-to-heart with your spouse, you can let them know just how much they mean to you. This expression of genuine love and thanks will create a feeling that last for days, weeks, months, or even years!
4. Have a happy, loving Thanksgiving together!
These steps can work for anyone special in your life, not just your spouse. Whether it’s family, close friends, or anyone else you truly appreciate, this is the perfect time of year to take them aside and let them know how much they mean to you, how thankful you are to have them in your life.
Open your heart to the gratitude and love that surrounds this holiday, and bask in the experience for the rest of the year! For more tips on feeling connected and in love year-round, check out our most popular program, the StrongMarriageNow System.
Did you try this exercise? Please leave us a comment to let us know how it worked out!
Dr. Dana and Amy