I love bragging about my husband. How sweet, smart, funny, romantic, and adventurous he is. He’s the greatest.
However, I have noticed something unexpected about bragging about my husband: When I’ve told someone how great he is, it makes me feel lucky to have him, and when I get home, I’m still thinking about that. Whether the kitchen is a wreck or he’s made it spotless. Whether or not he remembered to feed the dog.
Concentrating on the positive attributes of a person helps us appreciate them more.
I am more likely to be kind and loving and thoughtful toward someone if I’m thinking about how thankful I am to have them in my life.
To me, the best part of knowing this, is that we can choose what we think about. When we are in relationship with someone, be it friend or family, we can improve the quality of the relationship by making a conscious effort to think good things about the other person.
It can be surprising how much difference simple kindness and interest can make.