Gratitude opens your heart to love.
Studies on gratitude show that those people who are grateful have more friends, deeper, more meaningful relationships and healthier partnerships/marriages.
When we appreciate those around us, we begin to understand on a deeper level how much our friends, family and loved ones bring to our lives. Support, laughter, connection, conversation. And when we express that gratitude, not only does our heart swell with love, but it positively affects the people for whom we are grateful. Our gratitude makes them feel loved, wanted, needed, appreciated.
This Valentine’s Day, one of the best gifts you can give those you love is your gratitude for who they are and what they mean to you.
- Write your significant other a letter telling them all the things you love about them
- Fill a jar with slips of paper, each listing one thing you appreciate about your partner
- Leave sticky notes hidden in places around the house, each with a special message of gratitude
However you choose to show your appreciation, know it will open your heart and that of the ones you love.