Another great reason to celebrate Wife Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Romantic relationships promote healthy retirement years.
According to an article in the Public Library of Science our longevity is greater when we have strong social relationships. They provide a profound positive impact on one’s health and well-being which, in turn, impacts our longevity.
The study determined that romantic relationships have the greatest impact on our longevity. This gives those of us who would like to see grandchildren and nieces and nephews grow up even more reasons to nourish our spouses with appreciation and love. While love is the key to a happy, fulfilling life, “appreciation makes what is excellent in others belong to us.” Voltaire.
The positive energy of appreciation is contagious. It empowers the recipient and makes the giver feel good about himself. With that in mind, we realize we’re only hurting ourselves when we fail to acknowledge our gratitude.
If you and your mate are experiencing toxic energy in your relationship, this may be the time to change that environment. Showing genuine gratitude for even the smallest of actions can start a landslide toward healthier communication and a happier relationship.
How do you accomplish this? If you have difficulty appreciating others, you probably find it difficult to appreciate yourself. So start by giving yourself a pat on the back and begin that appreciation landslide. Take a few moments each day to ask yourself what you did that you can feel proud of. Answering this question regularly will help you develop the attitude of gratitude and eventually enable you to share your appreciation for others—most especially, your spouse.
There are some things we can’t change, but if we work at it, we can change the way we see our world and the way others see us. If you want to make your life happier, you might look at how you show appreciation for yourself and for others.
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