By: Jenifer Metzger
Have you ever noticed that people are quick to point out the bad yet never mention the good? Media feeds off of the bad things happening, but rarely shares the good. If you don't clean something, everyone mentions how dirty it is, yet when you do clean, they don't tell you how nice it looks. Maybe it's our sinful nature, but I'm not sure why it is so natural to point out bad and not praise the good. But that's the way it is.
What about when it comes to your husband? He leaves his shoes out, you're quick to say something about it. But when he puts them up, do you thank him? He forgets to take the trash cans to the curb on trash day so you quickly inform him of his mistake. Yet, when he takes them to the curb, do you thank him? Do you thank him for the little things he does? What about the big things like going to work or praying for your family?
Your husband greatly desires to know that you respect and appreciate him. How will he know if you don't tell him?
Husbands want their wives to appreciate them. They want to know they are doing something to make her happy. It doesn't matter if it's an every day normal thing or even if it's his "chore," he wants to know he is appreciated.
Today I challenge you to intentionally point out a few things your husband does and thank him for it. Thank him for going to work today. Thank him for playing with the kids, changing the baby's diaper, gassing up the car, hanging his wet towel up, the list of things to thank him for is endless. Be on the lookout for ways to thank him