Love in Action: Smile

Love in Action: Smile

Remember that special smile your husband reserves just for you.  You know the one.  It’s the smile that makes you go weak in the knees.

Oh, that smile.

I’m sure you have a smile that makes him go weak in the knees as well.

Love in Action: Smile

Love in Action Day 2

Your love in action for today is simple, but powerful.


Look your husband in the eyes, connect, and smile.  Oh, and mean it.

It’s easy to get absorbed in the worries of life, the busyness, the tasks, the child with the leaky diaper sharing its burden with your last clean outfit, the three-year-old regifting her fifth consecutive meal to the overweight (but happy) dog.

Sometimes we forget that, as husband and wife, we are in this beautiful mess of an adventure called “life” together.

We can each make it easier for the other with the simple beauty of a smile.

You and your husband have a connection that neither of you shares with any other human being on earth. Savor it.  Reinforce it.  Renew that connection as often as you can.

Cement your togetherness with a smile.

Show your husband you are happy to see him when he wakes up in the morning.  Smile.  Show him you appreciate him when he comes home from work.  Smile.  Show him that he is more important than whatever he is interrupting.  Smile.  Catch his eye when he least expects it and, you guessed it, smile.

Love in Action: Smile

Look him in the eyes and smile the smile that makes him go weak in the knees.

Who knows.  Maybe he’ll smile back.

Oh, you’re going to love how this one makes you feel!

Share your thoughts on today’s Love in Action task!

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Love in Action: Smile


Top photo credit: Troy B. Thompson

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12 thoughts on “Love in Action: Smile”

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this post and boy do I need it. I am very guilty of withholding smiles when I’m not in a good mood, and it does impact my relationship, I’m sure. Thanks for the reminder to cherish the privilege of those smiles that only he and I share! Lynn

    1. Thank you, Lynn.

      I think we can adjust our moods with our smiles. At least, I’m willing to risk quite a few smiles trying! 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by, Lynn. You are entered in “The Love Dare” drawing.

  2. Ooo, ooo, I want that book! I saw the Fireproof movie and loved it, and the Love in Action week is like a mini-love dare. My husband keeps looking at me funny cause I have this big goofy grin on my face every time he shows up. Ha ha! Fun! Thanks for the challenge!

    1. That’s great, Sarah! Keep grinning! I get the goofy look, too, and a lot of “What? Did I do something?” Ha ha. Eventually they’ll come to accept us as smiley people! What a refreshing change that will be!

  3. I think this is a great idea. I actually just came over because I heard about the giveaway, but I tried the smiling at my husband all day. He finally stopped saying WHAT? and started smiling back. I didn’t realize that I don’t smile anymore at him. I’m kinda sad to know I am like that. But now I’m smiling!! Thanks!

  4. You know, I did have to bite my tongue a few times around my husband. It was a wake up call. I realized that I had been taking out the stresses of my day on him. Well, not anymore..I feel calmer and gentler today. Thank you! He did a load of laundry for me last night, completely out of the blue! I am sure a warm, genuine smile when he comes home from work tonight will make him happy.

  5. I asked my husband the other day what I could do for him (on a daily basis, to help him) and he said “Smile!”. It sounds awful, but I really forget to do this. I forget how important it is to him that I am not only getting stuff done and taking care of our son and keeping on top of things, but that I’m HAPPY! And how better can I show that I am happy with my life and with him than smiling all the time?

    Thank you so much for the reminder.

    1. I know what you mean. I often catch myself walking past a mirror or in the background of a picture my children took, and I’m wearing a frown! ARGH! The thought of how frowny I can be makes me…well…frowny! 🙁

  6. Wonderful Post! It can be really difficult for me to smile when I really, really don’t feel that kind feeling toward my beloved. What a difference it can make though and put out the “fire” of anger for both the one giving the smile and one getting it :-} Thank you for the encouragement…much needed!

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