Our wives can be on the road so much that their car is the last thing that gets any attention. Surprise your wife and get all your children together to do a mobile makeover for mom. Have one person wash her car, another vacuum, another wash the windows, wax and detail. If your children are already out of the house or you don't have children, you can do the job yourself or take it to a car wash and let them detail it to the max. In any case, your wife will appreciate you taking care of her and her car.
Our wives are constantly doing small things for us and keeping the house running smoothly. Many times they don't get a break or receive much appreciation. Find something that your wife normally does and do it for her. Don't mention what you are doing or say a word, just leave a note on her pillow thanking her for all she does for you. wash the dishes, shop for groceries, vacuum the house, fold the laundry, clean the bathroom, fill her car with gas, make the bed, prepare school lunches, sweep the kitchen floor, put children to bed.
As you prepare food for the holidays, don't forget to provide for those in need. Think of those in your neighborhood or area that need some help. Make a meal with the extra food you are preparing for your family. Let the whole family be involved in delivering it.
As the last of the Thanksgiving turkey is finished off, it's time to look towards Christmas. This year, take the lead in decorating and preparing your home for the holidays.
Whether it is trimming the tree, putting up lights, hanging the stockings, make it a family event for all to enjoy. Rather than rush to get it all done in one day or night, spread it out over the week and take your time to enjoy each moment.
Don't forget to start the season right with Christmas music while you decorate.
This week our nation celebrates giving thanks for all the blessings we have. Before you gather for Thanksgiving dinner, write down everyone's name on a piece of paper. Have each person draw a name from a hat and say something they are thankful for about the person they draw. As you say grace, remember to thank God for all the people that are in your life.
Most of what we say is conveyed in our tone and body language. We can show love or anger just by the way we say something, which in turn can dramatically impact a conversation.
King Solomon put it this way, "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." This week when something happens and you want to respond hatefully; bite your tongue, take a deep breath, and change the whole mood by responding in love. Diffuse a difficult situation before it ever starts.
One of the most rewarding things we can do is help others. Pick a family mission this week you can work on together that helps other people. This might be through a program in your church, a local charity, a soup kitchen, or just volunteering to help a neighbor. Discuss it, pick a date, and enjoy your time together.
Buy your wife something unique that will make her feel like a queen. It doesn't have to be expensive, just something thoughtful that shows you are thinking about her and that you care. This may require some recon work and carefully crafted questions to find something she would like. Do the work to make it memorable.
Let her know you are glad she is your queen. Her favorite body lotion, a manicure/pedicure, costume jewelry, perfume, check out Groupon for other ideas.