It’s National Smile Day. It doesn’t take much to brighten your spouse’s day and make them smile. All you need is a bit of effort and intentionality. It will positively impact your relationship. And make you smile more too. 

How to Brighten Your Spouse’s Day

Let’s brighten your sweetheart’s day with these 7 ways to brighten your spouse’s day and bring a smile to their face.  

1. Share a joke.

Brighten your spouse’s day with a joke, even if it’s cheesy. It’s fun to start the morning together with a laugh. You’ll both begin the day feeling a little lighter. 

2. Take over their household duties for the day. 

We all have chores that we tackle around the house. Take over theirs for the day. Make it a surprise and do it without saying a word. If you can lighten the load for someone you love, that’s a real gift. 

3. Bring her flowers. 

Surprising her with flowers. It doesn’t matter how big the bouquet is. Sometimes a single flower, especially her favorite, can say more than a dozen roses.  

4. Do something completely different together. 

Doing new things produces the brain chemical oxytocin, also known as the “cuddle hormone.” The more new things you do together, the closer you will want to be. 

5. Give a heartfelt compliment.

A heartfelt compliment is sure to brighten your spouse’s day. It doesn’t have to be anything grand, just something from the heart. 

Putting a smile on your love’s face today is great. But we hope these ideas will help you bring joy to your spouse all year long. 

6. Say sweet things and use terms of endearment. 

Make saying sweet things and using terms of endearment a habit. It really does bring you closer together. There’s even science behind it. The sweeter you are to eachother, the closer you’ll feel. And the fewer stressful moments you’ll have together. 

7. Say “I love you very much” out loud, for no reason at all.

Be spontaneous and tell them that you love them very much for no reason at all. This sign of affection is guaranteed to brighten your spouse’s day and bring a grin to their face.

Looking for ways to connect or reconnect in your marriage? Eagle Family Ministries is passionate about helping couples thrive in marriage. We host several fun marriage retreats each year and offer relationship coaching, premarital coaching, and much more.