How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. ~ Oscar Wilde
Great question! How many people have wondered “if only my marriage could be better” or “if we could only be happy together”? But, how can you expect great results when you are only willing to give minimal input or effort? If you treat your spouse as if they were just ordinary, then you should expect the same return on your minimal investment!
The equation is simple, the more your invest, the greater the possible return on that investment! One thing for sure is that if you never try, you will never find out.
Often it is the little things that have the greatest impact. Small gestures which make the difference. After all, isn’t the rule of investing to invest small amounts over long periods of time? As a result, I want to present you with a few simple and unique ways of being intentional in your approach to making your spouse feel special or “extra”ordinary everyday! Although it is not my intent to provide you with an exhaustive list of things you can do for your spouse, it surely is a great place to start and find inspiration and get you headed in the right direction. For some of you reading this, it may be a little bit of a review. After all, it was the philosopher Plato who said, “The greater part of instruction is being reminded of things you already know.” You may already know what to do, but it is always good to be reminded and more importantly to do them.
For others, this may be an entirely new way of thinking about treating your spouse. I challenge you to be open to new ideas and, most of all, have fun with it. Be willing to stretch yourself beyond where you are today and you may just be surprised of the amazing results in your relationship!
$2 Valentine is about exploring simple ideas to keep your marriage and relationship connected, lively and fresh. Oscar Wilde best said when he stated, “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?”
Are you treating your spouse as ordinary or “extra”ordinary?