The little things


It is so easy to overlook all the great things we have in our life. All the great things that we have in our marriage. All the great things we have in our wife. They are often the little things that go unnoticed.

When we fail to see the little things that bring us joy and happiness,  we put ourselves at risk of losing them forever. Robert Brault reminds us, “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” How important is that to us in our marriage? How many people have suffered through the pain of divorce to only realize they failed to see and appreciate all the great things they had in their marriage?

We often take so much for granted in our wives that we fail to see what our lives would be like without them. We are so focused on what they do wrong, or what they don’t do for us, that we miss all the things the do right, and all the things they do.

How aware are you of what your wife does for you? Does your wife go to work everyday just like you and help provide for your family? Does your wife buy you clothes? Does your wife do most of the cooking? Does your wife do most of the cleaning? Does your wife do most of the work in taking care of the kids needs everyday?

If you are focused on what you are unhappy with in your wife, you will fail to see the lengthy list of things that she does everyday to support you. To care for you. To meet your needs. Don’t be that guy.

Make a list of all the things your wife does everyday, every week, every month, and every year for you and your family. When you are feeling that she isn’t meeting all your needs, take the list out and look at it. Then go up to her and thank her for everything she does do. You will quickly find yourself being thankful for the little things instead of complaining about the others. And with your thankfulness you will find you will keep your wife, your marriage and all the little things that make them great.

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5 Responses to The little things

  1. Great article–this applies to dating relationships too. I just broke it off with a nine month boyfriend who just didn’t get it on SO many levels. It is great to see that you are providing a fabulous resource for men out there.

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  3. rollsettravel says:

    Ken, all too many men don’t stop to recognize the power and strength of a supportive wife. At times I take for granted the things she does for me. I think it’s good that you’ve constructed a blog that highlights the essence of what a woman is, and how we as a lover and companion need to dedicate ourselves to their happiness. A.J.

  4. lhegend says:

    Rock on Ken. You definitely speak the truth here. I have learned that om any relationship appreciation harvests appreciation. We all must appreciate each other if we expect to be appreciated.

  5. possibilitythinking says:

    I could not agree more. Appreciation of the “little” things make such a difference. And it is mind-blowing how many “little” things there are

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