“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse” once said, Henry Van Dyke. The world would be a lot better place if each one of us imbibed essence of Thanksgiving.
When we feel under-appreciated, it boosts our insecurities and affects the relationship. We feel taken for granted by our partner, or taken advantage of, and get a sense that our partners, family, or friends don’t actually regard what they bring to our lives.
Our relationships are strengthened when your loved one makes a conscious effort to show you how much they truly care. So this Thanksgiving Day let us display affection that helps us continually reinvigorate a physical, mental and emotional connection between lovers.
Here are 4 ways to show gratitude:
- 1. Support your partner’s dreams & passions!
We all have our bucket lists, we all have our dreams (even though most us stopped chasing them at 19) and then there are things we feel so passionately about. Let this thanksgiving be the start of something beautiful. For example: encourage your husband to finish writing his dream novel while you pick the kids from school this week. Giving your lover the time to pursue his passion and hobbies is the best way to show you care about him more than anything else in this world!
- 2. Show some love not just privately but also publicly…
Everybody loves the feeling of being loved but it is even more special when it happens in front of your colleagues and family friends. It’s bold, it’s very attractive and even if he is very shy he will really appreciate that you have taken the effort for being a lady praising her man in the company of others!
- 3. Appreciate your partner
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. Our partner is an important support system of our daily life and just because you have reached the equilibrium for household chores and kids responsibilities does not mean you should not be grateful for the same. If we don’t notice and appreciate little things in our lives over the years it feels the partner doesn’t really care about the efforts one puts in.
- 4. A meaningful gift
At times a well thought meaningful gift is a wonderful way to pamper your better half. It does not always have to be a Gucci perfume or the latest gadget in town but could be something not purchased. For example: you partner may really appreciate you baking chocolate chip cookies or making a photo collage for him. The creativity of the gift is up to you to explore but just make sure it adds value to him. 😉