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Relationship Gratitude – (Day 21) No Thankless Jobs today!

In our relationships we do jobs everday. It may be something as simple as making sure your children have lunch everyday, or as important as making sure the bills get paid on time. Those jobs often go without a thank you. Today, that will change. Find 3 jobs, or things that your partner may feel is mostly thankless and acknowledge them for it.

Either way, showing appreciation for  those thankless things he/she does today, will warm their heart in every way.

Coach Keith

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in 30 days of Gratitude

 

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Relationship Gratitude -(Day 20) If you Post it, they will read it!

Post thankful expressions or notes of thanks in visible locations around the house. Posting visible expressions of gratitude according to fellow blogger Les Visible is like leaving good footprints.

There is no hiding place. I sometimes wonder about how many people there are who are running from their footprints. The problem is that your footprints follow you. Good footprints can wipe out bad footprints by changing the person leaving the footprints into one unrecognizable from before. You can even leave deeper imprints.

Start off the week of Thanksgivng by leaving some prints.

~ Coach Keith

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in 30 days of Gratitude

 

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Relationship Gratitude – Day 18 Letters are great, but you are only as good as your last date!

For the past 18 days, we have spent a lot of time poring into our spouse with affectionate heart-felt words, but it’s the weekend, time to take action.

Today’s action, go on a date with your partner. Try and do something different. Ask your partner what is one thing you would like to do together that we haven’t done. Remember, by planning an event for your partner, you are showing him/her  their feelings matter.

Don’t forget that if you have kids, make sure you secure a baby-sitter as soon as possible.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in 30 days of Gratitude

 

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Relationship Gratitude – Day 17 (Be a Relationship Role Model!)

Inspire others!  In today’s society, we tend to keep things that are important to us private, especially in regards to our relationship. One challenge is there are couples out there, especially young couples that come from single-parent households that may not have any role models when it comes to relationships. They would benefit from hearing your story. They would benefit to know you can have obstacles in a relationship and be grateful for those challenges because your relationship has improved.

Today, move out of your comfort zone of privacy and describe one unexpected blessing you’ve received in a status update on Facebook or Twitter. Visit the Facebook page “Strive 2 Succeed in Marriage/Relationships“, or S2SinMarrriage Twitter Page and share your blessing.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in 30 days of Gratitude

 

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Relationship Gratitude Day 16 – (Feed me Seymour!)

In the movie, “Little Shop of Horrors”, the main character Seymour played by Rick Moranis, is a nerdish florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

In the clip, we see how important it is for Audrey, the plant, to get her food. She will do just about anything for a good meal. Even though not that extreme, we have seen the expressions on our partners faces when they have just eaten something spectacular.

In honor of relationship gratitude, make your partners favorite dish, or take him/her to their favorite restaurant. Last week, I made lasagna for ‘PG’s’ birthday and she is still talking about it. Showing that you care about your partner by preparing their favorite meal can go a long way to ease the hunger of conflict in your marriage.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in 30 days of Gratitude

 

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Relationship Gratitude Day 15 (Thank you for taking out the trash!)

We have reached the half-way point of Relationship Gratitude Challenge. I hope that you have been able to laugh, cry, smile and enjoy your relationship up to this point. I hope most of all that things have improved between you and your partner.

If you are newlywed, or you have been married a long time. You have been through some stuff. Or maybe there was one moment that changed everything.

As part of Relationship Gratitude Day 15 lets remember those bad times, the frustrations, failures, and losses. Write them down, share them with your partner then throw it away. This is one note that you don’t want to keep.

 

 

 

 

In relationships we tend to hold onto the negative forever and it keeps us from moving forward together.

Notice how much better things are now. Focus on resiliency and renewal.

 

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2011 in 30 days of Gratitude

 

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Relationship Gratitude – Day 14 (You got to have a J.O.B.!)

In today’s culture, the husband or the wife can be the primary wage earner in the house. That can bring a different dynamic when it comes to managing the family unit. That doesn’t mean that one job of managing your family is more important than the other.

Acknowledge your partner’s financial, practical, and emotional contributions to the household. Look him/her in the eye and say, “Thank you for working to support our family,” or Thank you for doing the laundry,”  or Thank you for being a great husband, or wife; a great dad, or mother.”

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in 30 days of Gratitude

 

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