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November 21, 2017

The easiest way to improve your marriage (or any romance)…

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
(Gilbert K. Chesterton)

 

…is to just say thank you. Say it briefly, without much fanfare, and without expecting anything in return.

 

Just look around your life and note some little things your SO (significant other) does to make your life possible.

 

—makes coffee in the morning
—gets the kids dressed
—pays the bills
—mows the lawn
—handles awkward invitations/intrusions from extended family
—brings home the bacon
—sends you a text to let you know they’re thinking about you
—talks to the kids’ teachers
—keeps the bar stocked
—handles all your travel arrangements
—shampoos the dang dog
—apologizes when he’s wrong
—gently touches you as she walks by
—makes an effort to stay fit and clean and well-dressed

 

Your mission today, should you choose to accept: Find something small and offer a quick thank you…via text, gentle touch as you’re walking by them on your way to another room, or note on their dash.

 

(and if you’re sitting there thinking, “But she never says thank you to me!” then this assignment is especially for you.

 

Peace begins with pause,

 

 

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