12 simple ways to bring a smile to your husband's face

Posted January 12

You don't have to do something extravagant to show your husband that you love him. Here are 12 simple things you can do to put a smile on his face:

Compliment him

Ladies aren’t the only ones who enjoy compliments. Make a comment like, “You look good today!” and see your husband grin. Simple but meaningful compliments like this can be a real self-esteem booster.

Plan a date night

This one isn’t as easy if you’re a parent, but one-on-one time with your spouse will be worth it. If you can’t afford to get out of the house, then consider watching a movie at home or tackling a challenging puzzle together.

Express your appreciation

When you see your husband do something you appreciate, mention it. Even if it is an everyday task, he will be happy to see that his efforts don’t go unnoticed.

Give him a massage

Help him wind down at the end of the day with a back or foot massage. This is one way to show you are thankful for all he does for you and your family.

Hide love notes around the house

When my husband and I lived apart for a few months, I left sticky notes around the house with messages for him to find throughout the week after I left from a weekend visit.

Even if you aren’t going out of town for work, leave kind notes for your husband in different areas around house. Try hiding them in the fridge, by the television, in the bathroom cabinet, on the car steering wheel or on his pillow.

This is a fun way to show your husband you love him even if you don’t get to see each other much during the day.

Initiate positive daily reunions

Pay attention to how you address your spouse when you reunite at the end of the day. Instead of listing off the tasks that need done (dinner, dropping off the kids at soccer practice, making cookies for the bake sale this weekend) take a moment to embrace or kiss your spouse and ask how their day was. Addressing your spouse first shows that they are important to you, and it allows them to take a moment to compose themselves before jumping back into daily tasks.

Let him tell you you’re beautiful (and believe it!)

Imagine how you would feel if you gave someone a compliment and they rejected it. When he tells you you’re beautiful, instead of listing off the things you dislike about your appearance, thank him. Most importantly, believe him!

Love your children

Being a parent can foster a new love and appreciation for your spouse, and seeing you being a loving mother will bring a smile to your husband’s face.

Send a text to let him know he’s on your mind

When your husband is having a stressful day, one text from you can make a big difference. Send him an “I love you” text to let him know you’re thinking of him.

Surprise him

You can surprise your husband in simple ways by bringing home a movie or his favorite treat. Just like the notes, this will let him know you’re thinking of him.

Straighten up before he comes home

If you are home before your husband, try to straighten up one area before he arrives. It can be a load off his shoulders to come home to a tidy room. Set the kids up with a toy and let them play till daddy comes home.

Take on a task he would normally do

What does your husband normally do around the house? Take out the trash? Clear the table after dinner? Whatever the chore, try completing one of his tasks.

The day-to-day routine can be busy, and showing love to your spouse in simple ways can help his day feel a little bit brighter.

Shaelynn Miller is a recent graduate who has a passion for writing, video production and photography.

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