Celebrate Your Spouse

Celebrate Your Spouse

I know… I know… usually we celebrate our spouse on Valentine’s Day… or more likely, we wives expect our husbands to shower us with love and flowers and chocolate (some of us are lucky enough to get flowers that are made of chocolate!!) and a dinner that we don’t have to make ourselves.

And it’s true that Valentine’s, like most other retail holidays, has become very commercialized (although take it from me, we really aren’t looking for the men in our lives to spend hundreds of dollars on us… no matter what Hallmark or Kay’s Jewelers may imply).

Since Valentine’s Day tends to be more for the ladies, here’s a lesser known holiday where spouses can show true appreciation for those every day tasks that each one performs…

January 26th – Spouse’s Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your better half. You can use this day as a prelude or warm up to Valentine’s Day, perhaps. But, its not as much of a gift giving event. Rather, use it as a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he/she does for you and for the household. Over the long years of a relationship, its easy to take for granted the many things your spouse does. He/she’s always there. They do so many big and little things as a routine event. So, take today to notice and to say thanks. As for the “enjoyment” part of the day…we will leave that up to you to enjoy your spouse however the two of your desire….

Jessica

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2 Responses to “Celebrate Your Spouse”
  1. I personally think valentines day is ridiculous. People shouldn’t need a special day set aside to let their partner know how much they love them. They should let them know, and celebrate their love every single day.

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    Jessica Benzakein Reply:

    I agree… as with most holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Veteran’s Day, etc.) the sentiment shouldn’t be expressed or remembered just on that day alone and forgotten the remaining 364 days of the year. Even birthdays and anniversaries could be celebrated year long by celebrating each other rather than letting little annoyances or life’s messiness get in the way of seeing the true value in our loved ones. But as a busy working person, mom, wife, and friend, I will be the first to admit that what I should do and what I do do are not always in agreement with each other, so having a special day helps me to at least slow down and take some time out and remember those in my life who have helped me, loved me, and otherwise carried me when I wasn’t even able to crawl.

    Thanks for the comment, Doctor Crankenstein!

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