Today’s Tip: Express gratitude for one you love.

Research shows that gratitude is one of the most powerful—and efficient—ways to strengthen a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for that matter).  Gratitude is relationship-strengthening because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and cared for by other people.

Celebrate the one you love by detailing all the things that you appreciate about him or her.  Cut out a dozen paper hearts, and write one thing you are grateful for on each.

We’ve teamed up with  our friend Christine Carter,  to bring you 52 simple tips (one each Monday!) on bringing joy and happiness into your own Mommyhood. Get more happiness tips by taking the Raising Happiness class or by reading Christine’s blog.

Want more great tips?
Happy Tip #1: Disconnect
Happy Mom Tip #2: Stop Rushing Around

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Also, check out our great Expert Q&A with Christine talking about how she finds her own happiness.