This is the time of the year where we turn our minds and thoughts towards the things we are thankful for. When is the last time you thanked your spouse? We all appreciate having someone tell us thank you for the things we do, even if those things are our responsibility.
Last year, I received a copy of Tammy Greene’s Ultimate Marriage Journal. She told me the story behind creating this journal, and how it had literally saved her marriage.
Both she and her husband were feeling insanely overwhelmed with life and as if no one appreciated them. She shared how they started writing short thank you notes to one another every day. Those simple notes to one another changed their attitude towards one another and helped them work through a lot of problems in their marriage.
The day the journal arrived, Austin grabbed a hold of it and wrote me a short note. He left it on the table next to my side of the bed. It was such a sweet surprise for me. Immediately, I could see how beneficial this small task would be for us.
Recently, I shared this idea with a friend and they decided to do it for their spouse. The friend told me that their attitude was changing towards their spouse, because of taking time to thank them every day.
Tammy put together a great journal that gives you both space to write on everyday for a full year. She also gives a few examples of notes that she and her husband wrote to one another.
If you didn’t want to get this specific journal, you could use any type of notebook to do this. I encourage you to at least give it a try for a few weeks. It may not be something you stick with long term, but you would absolutely reap the benefits for just those few weeks.
Other things on my mind this week:
We did it! We finally release the ebook version of our Creative Conversation Starters for Couples on Amazon! You can check out this post to learn more about it. I go into detail about the book through video.
Also, I wanted to let you know that I’m running a sale in my Etsy Shop. You can purchase any of our bedroom game and marriage printables for 20% off. Use the code CHRISTMASLOVE at checkout.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.