Appreciation Experiment - Day 1 - My Husband
As you can read here, I’m working on focusing on appreciation for the next 30 days. During the month of July I jotted down one thing I’m grateful for and during the month of August I’m following that list as a map of where to show appreciation.
So, on Day 1, I’m grateful for my husband, Aias. I’m not one of those Mom’s that “do it all”. I don’t even claim to be. Aias does travel a good bit for work but when he is home… our jobs as parents is a partnership. There’s not a “I always put them to bed” or “I always give them a bath” or like some men I’ve heard say… “I just don’t do dirty diapers”. We both do whatever needs to be done… and I’m so thankful to have him as my other half and I realize I don’t tell him or show him enough.
We (the universal we) often neglect those closest to us and loved ones end up feeling taken for granted, not appreciated or just inadequate … I have two theories for this behavior. We always expect more from those we care about and the more interaction the more opportunities there are to let each other down. We are all humans and we disappoint each other but we also need to be grateful for what we do have and show appreciation when we can.
Today as part of my showing appreciation exercise I littered our house with notes of gratitude for all the wonderful things my husband does for me.