Showing gratitude goes beyond just saying “thank you.” It is actually small acts of service that show your wife that you appreciate what she contributes to your family.
It is no secret that one of the best things a husband can do for his wife is to show appreciation.
Being grateful has valuable effects on both emotional and physical health. According to Sheela Raja (a clinical psychologist with a doctorate, author, and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago), “When people feel gratitude, it helps them overcome depression and mental health issues.”
In addition, he says, “People who express gratitude regularly indicate that they have fewer chronic pain and headaches, sleep better and this is just a matter of stopping to pay attention to what is good in one’s life.”
It seems that gratitude is an advantage not only for the spouse, but for oneself as well. The following are simple suggestions for showing gratitude to your wife:
Find something on your to-do list
every day and do it for her without her asking. So you don’t forget about this, set a reminder on your phone each night to make sure it gets done.
Consider making dinner
. This does not mean that you have to make an elaborate dinner. Anyone can make sandwiches, order pizza, or bring ready-made food. Also, how about trying to allow your wife to relax while you clean the dishes after eating?
One wife commented that the way she knows her husband is grateful to her is by the mere fact that he recognizes when she is tired of dealing with children, work, life, and he lets her go and spend time with him. her friends, or takes her to the salon to get ready or just tells her to go out so she can have some alone time.
If you are just beginning the process of showing gratitude, here are some ways some husbands have shown it:
Open the door for your wife.
Fill your car with gasoline or wash it.
Change the baby’s diaper and read stories to the children.
Give him long hugs.
Tell the kids how cool their mom is in front of them.
Pick up clothes from the dry cleaner.
Send her a “love message” in an email or text message in the middle of the day.
Bringing flowers or candy home for no reason.
Massage your feet.
Take the children to a place outside the house for a few hours.
The list could go on and on….
The simple act of saying that magic word to your wife, “thank you” also makes her feel appreciated, and even more importantly, you show her that you love her.
Translated and adapted into Spanish by Anders Peterson from the original article “ Not so secret ways to show gratitude to your wife ” by Stacy Johnson