For some reason (I think it was a magazine article) my husband and I were going to try and think of something everyday in the month of November that we were thankful for. Of course we have been coming up with some bizarre stuff, some funny stuff and even some serious stuff, but what I have found interesting, is that when you stop and really think about it, it is the routine things that provide comfort and feelings of thanksgiving.
I often feel like our house is a giant cycle of repetition with all of our routines and rituals. My husband gets up at 4:30 every day and goes to work out. When he gets back he feeds the dogs, lets them out, makes coffee and comes upstairs to wake everyone up. I stumble out of bed, put on my favorite sweatshirt and find my way downstairs and start breakfast and making lunches.
One day I told my husband that I was so thankful that every morning I come down stairs to a pot of fresh brewed coffee. It is like a warm cup of love.
He said. "Are you serious? I am thankful that it only takes a pot of coffee to have you make breakfast and lunch for everyone. Me included.
On another day he stated that he was grateful that he came home to a meal every night. My response? "Are you serious? I am so grateful that your tastebuds dont work very well and you will eat whatever I cook." He said he was very serious because some of the guys at his work eat out 4-5 times a week or just have to fend for themselves when they get home.
So anyhow, we have discovered that the very things that seem so tedious and mundane are the things the other is very grateful for.
What are the everyday things that you would miss the most if your spouse stopped doing them out of nowhere?