The Hope Tank
It took me 15 years of marriage to realize that my wife has a hope tank. One day, it just hit me that she enjoyed looking forward to our planned vacations as much as actually going on them. I noticed that every time I made a promise to my wife, it somehow added joy to her; it energized her — except, of course, if I failed to keep it. It didn’t have to be a big promise; even simply planning to have breakfast together later in the week would create some excitement and expectation for her earlier in the week as she looked forward to it.
Read my full article at The Huffington Post.