Almost by accident, my husband and I discovered a fun way to add an extra spark of romance to our marriage. I won’t pretend this little secret has played a major role in keeping us together for 37 years, but it’s made the trip more fun.
What is it? Our Monthiversary. Every month, we celebrate the day we were married by giving each other a little gift.
- A candy bar or package of cookies
- A few postage stamps
- A DVD from the bargain bin.
- A new kind of coffee
- A mystery book from a favorite author
We mostly concentrate on consumables like food, so we don’t add to our piles of possessions. And we never spend a lot. Sometimes we’ve found treasures at yard or church rummage sales.
Even if your love language isn’t gift giving, you might remember the day with a special meal, a foot rub, or a note on your spouse’s pillow. The main idea is to say, “I love you and I’m thinking of you on this day. You are precious to me.”
Try the Monthiversary on your day this month and let me know how it goes. And to make it even more fun…
If you celebrate a Monthiversary and post it on my Facebook Author Page with a report of what you did for your honey, I’ll send you a package of Chuckles Candy! Deadline is midnight, October 14.
I’m looking forward to your ideas for adding a little romance to your marriage. I may even steal some from you. Even us baby boomers need some new spice from time to time. ..