IMG_1696This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at my children’s elementary school.

That got me thinking.

What if we had our own Spouse Appreciation Week?

For school, here’s what the kids are doing:

Monday – Bring a school supply for your teacher

Tuesday – Bring your teacher a yummy snack

Wednesday – Wear your teacher’s favorite color

Thursday – Write your teacher a thank you note

Friday – Bring your teacher flowers

So…maybe this week or next, you could:

Monday – Get your spouse a little gift under $5 he or she would like

Tuesday – Bring your spouse a treat to eat or drink

Wednesday – Wear an outfit your spouse finds attractive

Thursday – Write your spouse a love note

Friday – Bring your spouse flowers (or give a massage)

It’s the little things each day that make a marriage strong.  Daily doses of appreciation will create a marriage that will happily stand the test of time.

In our afterschool Bible club this week, I met a 4th grader whose grandparents have been married 70 years.

That’s the kind of legacy I want to leave for my family and friends.  I know that’s what you want too.

And it all starts with appreciating one another – not taking each other for granted.

Happy Spouse Appreciation Week!   What’s something your spouse would appreciate?


Arlene Pellicane