One More Ray
Give this a try. Tell me what you think of the results.
Every day, your husband, wife, or life partner loves you. Some days, it's easier. Others, it's a bit harder. When he or she feels misunderstood, needy, or mistreated, it's a bit harder to love you, but you get loved nonetheless.
I am not talking about the feeling of love but the acts of love. These are conscious choices to do something to be good to you. You may never see a lot of them, like driving a little more carefully or biting a lip at work when the idea of quitting and driving off into the sunset seems like a good one.
Others you can see and hear. The good morning kiss. The coffee started in time for you to grab some before you have to leave. The underwear put in the hamper instead of on the floor. A treat purchased for you on the way home. Teaching your son to cheer for your favorite team. Fixing the storm door. Making dinner. Putting that paycheck in the joint account. Sitting through your father's same old stories. Saying "I love you." Setting everything else aside to take a walk with you or listen to your day.
Each one is a little ray of love, lighting your life. Today, try to find just one more ray, one you would not normally notice, and thank your mate for it before you go to bed.
As soon as you notice anything unusual happen because you did this, please post it in the comments.