Sometimes my husband will do something nice and later I’ll catch myself thinking “I wish he’d do that…and this (insert other things) more often”.
I don’t plan on being ungrateful, but that’s the problem right there.
I don’t plan. I expect continued gratitude to flow automatically.
But the human heart is interesting.
When we don’t plan, we don’t do. When we are not intentional with gratitude, my heart slides down to entitlement.
You move from being awestruck and amazed that he took the trash out without being asked to wondering why he doesn’t remember to put his used clothes in the laundry bin.