If you see someone who looks sad or distressed say a prayer or lend a hand. Even if you don’t exchange shoes, at least change roles for the evening. Turn off your cell phones, computer, the TV, and the lights. It need not be original, just something you took the effort to find. If tent camping is a new experience for you, try it, you might like it. For fun you might want to randomly read a sentence from each of your respective books and see what bizarre combinations this makes. Share what you find physically attractive about your spouse.
Each spouse privately creates a funny costume from what you have around the house. Let go of any inhibitions about being neat and tidy. Find someone who does and volunteer to rake theirs. Use your imagination to see what’s left to do without electricity. It doesn’t have to be one of those fancy, expensive parks. Do those silly arcade games like skee ball or whack-a-mole. Build something together – ice cream sundaes, a pizza with your favorite toppings, a tower of blocks. Take an early morning or evening bike ride together. Stop at a quaint café for breakfast or get an ice cream cone or other treat along the way. Borrow a tent, sleeping bags, and some advice from a veteran camper and spend a night in the woods – or at least a backyard. The Bible may not seem like a date book but try sharing your favorite passage with each other. During the dark of winter, make some light together.
Grand gestures pale in comparison to the littler acts of ongoing appreciation and thoughtfulness.”Could not have said that better myself.
And Clarissa Silva, behavioral scientist and author of the relationship blog, You’re Just A Dumbass, agrees.
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