We live in a society where we are surround by negative comments. I know that I am subject to hearing friends complain about their spouse. I always wonder how different their life would be if they would encourage their spouse instead of complain about all the things they dislike.
I try to be an encouragement to Chuck. One of the things I do is sometimes is leave him a little note out with his things for the next day. Thursday was the last day of work for him this week and this is the note I left him:
I could not get a clear picture. This is what it says: "Happy last day of the work week! Let's hope for a long peaceful weekend full of joy and happiness! Love, Wendi"
Sometimes the note is as simple as Have a great day!, We love you! or Thanks for all you do. Chuck has commented that this simple gesture is encouraging and brings a smile to his face.
So the next time you are frustrated that your spouse left the cap off the toothpaste again remember you will be rewarded for the encouraging things you do for your spouse. A little kindness goes a long way!