Whether you identify as a man, woman, transgender or fluid individual, if you have a spouse you refer to as your wife, you know your wife stands as a powerful person and indispensable companion in your life that you can definitely appreciate for all that she does to make your life happier, easier, and more enjoyable and fulfilling.
As Winston Churchill once quipped about his beloved wife Clementine: “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
While you should celebrate your wife every day, once a year you have an official opportunity to do so on National Wife Appreciation Day! The romantic holiday always falls on the third Sunday of September, so this year, Sunday, September 18th is your special chance to show your wife how much you love, respect, and treasure her presence in your life.
Although the lover’s distinguished celebration day for wives is not yet recognized as a U.S. government holiday, it became widely acknowledged and celebrated by couples throughout the U.S. and worldwide in 2006.
“Our wives keep us grounded and centered,” say the folks at nationalday.com. “They inspire us to work hard, play hard, and to always have something to bring to the table to show that we’re improving ourselves. Wives ask us to take out the trash and empty the dishwasher and change the oil (stereotypical but true), which is good with us because those things need to get done anyway, and we like the idea of our ladies having that extra fifteen minutes or half-hour to just be in their space.”
But what you need to focus on is finding ways to thank your wife and show her how much she means to you. You can do this with gifts or surprises that she will enjoy, so she will recognize how grateful you are for all that she does for you. You never want to take for granted that she understands or knows how much you appreciate her absolutely essential role that she plays in your life as your best friend, mother, nurse, teacher, partner, travel companion, lover, SuperWoman, and superb soul mate.
Yes, you can do simple things for Wife Appreciation Day like wash the dishes or take out the trash. Yes, you can buy her flowers, give her a box of chocolates and take her to dinner and a movie or a concert. Whatever you do, though, go out of your way to think about ensuring that you are choosing something that she will thoroughly enjoy. Something that will absolutely thrill and delight her. That it speaks to her. That it reflects what she most enjoys and is not just a token attempt to give your wife a gift with little personal meaning for her. Ideally, make sure it is something that she will relish doing together with just you.
After all, Wife Appreciation Day is about you as a couple and how you function so magnificently as one.
If you’re looking for some fun date ideas, here is a great list of 50 ideas that nationalday.com included for Valentine’s Day, which has much in common as a sister holiday to Wife Appreciation Day when you also want to demonstrate your love and affection for your favorite person in the entire world.
Nationalday.com reminds us that, “Other than tangible acts, it is important to emotionally support your lady and be there for her. Wife Appreciation Day paves the way for heart-to-heart conversations, which can be beneficial for the relationship in the long run.”
In search of something a little hotter to spice up the day – and night – for you and your wife? Here are some excellent, provocative and sexy gift suggestions from Loveable. Whether you want to treat her to luxurious lingerie, a sensual board game you two can play, or a buzzy couple’s toy to get you vibing together, Lover’s Lane stores and SexDrive.com have you covered for gifts!
“Giving a sexy gift to your wife is usually an excellent approach to rekindle the passion in your relationship,” they recommend. “After all, one of the so-called love languages that would express how much you love your wife is “getting gifts.” When it comes to romantic gift-giving for your wife on any important occasion, nothing beats a sex-related present to spice up your relationship.”
As couples mature into a deeper, more loving relationship, each partner begins to realize that perhaps the most valuable gift they can give each other is time spent together, doing simple things like a quiet dinner out or more involved endeavors like traveling to spend a weekend or longer in another city.
“Spending time with your partner is essential to making a relationship grow and blossom into something much more profound,” says an article entitled “15 Reasons Why Quality Time is So Important in a Relationship” on marriage.com. “That’s why understanding why relationships need quality time is important. Newer couples, especially, would want to spend every second of each other’s company. It’s only natural.”
As you age, quality time with your wife may become more difficult to set aside. However, it should always be a priority to find as much time share with your wife as possible. Whether sitting quietly together by the fire or enjoying a weekend getaway at the beach, you can find ways to enjoy many memorable moments together with your wife, no matter what other distractions or responsibilities you may have.
“Regardless, allocating time to spend with each other is important and valuable” the article reminds. “A time set aside to focus on enjoyment and re-establishing the romantic connection goes a long way in strengthening the relationship.”
One of the greatest things about a wife is she represents the perfect person for you to share all of your days and experiences with as you both grow through whatever life brings you both.
As another famous Brit wit, Samuel Johnson, once remarked: “A good wife is like the ivy which beautifies the building to which is clings, twining its tendrils more lovingly as time converts the ancient edifice into a ruin.”