My gorgeous husband continuously surprises me with his level of openness and willingness to deepen the love in himself and in our relationship. I am forever in appreciation and awe of this and I admire that when I present more love, there is not an ounce of resistance in him to going deeper. For me, this is the confirmation of how powerful the expression of love is: it is supportive, beholding and asking us to further question, unfold and return to the greatness we are all actually from.
For the first time in this life I feel that I am in an intimate, fully committed relationship with a man where we treat each other as equals: we are each unique, we each have our own offerings and strengths in our relationship as we do have areas we each need support with.
However, together we are on the path to be all that we can be with each other, all others, and ourselves in every part of our day. This is an appreciation of him and for him, but also of myself and my deepening commitment to living and being the love that I am in full.
My gorgeous husband is tender, deeply considerate, unimposing, loving, gentle and super caring. He is a powerhouse, he has the ability to unify and gather people, to relate caringly with them and build strong relationships. He is able to see, feel, nominate, and clearly voice his feelings of how things have played out the way they have. He is able to acknowledge when he is wrong and to speak about areas he wants to place more loving attention into.
These are all qualities that I see and appreciate in him but at times he does not see in himself, or have appreciation for . . . and he is aware of this. I fully understand how this can happen and have felt the same in myself too. I totally love his honesty as he chooses to move forward with now bringing appreciation of himself; as he continues to self-care and deepen his relationship with himself, he develops an ever growing presence.
All of this has unfolded with a loving rapidity for him in the past year and I fully admire him, also appreciating the level of love that is now available for us all to connect to and choose in our way of living.
This is a dedication to the love and openness of my husband, and the unending love from Our Soul, always calling us to be more love.
In deep appreciation of Serge Benhayon and the presentations of the Ancient Wisdom and Universal Medicine for reflecting this love to me. This consistent reflection has supported my journey that began eight years ago by reconnecting to the love that I am, to me, and to my greatness. Now we live that love in our family, at work, with our friends and in our lives.
Forever learning and unfolding . . .
By Johanna Smith, Bachelor of Education
Appreciation in Relationships
How many Marriages & Relationships have been Improved?
Appreciation of the beauty of who we are inspires others to appreciate an equal beauty in themselves.
When we locate ourselves in Love, it spreads in every part of our life confirming back the origin we all come from. Then, we can appreciate that beauty in others as a reflection of ours
The more I appreciate myself quite simply the more I am able to love and appreciate my husband.
My husband is simply divine.
‘My gorgeous husband is tender, deeply considerate, unimposing, loving, gentle and super caring. He is a powerhouse, he has the ability to unify and gather people, to relate caringly with them and build strong relationships.’ I recognise this quality in so many men I know. The tender care, the beautiful consideration and so on are innate to men in general but so few dare let the expression of it out in full.
Johanna what you have shared is very beautiful and imagine what the world would be like if we all held each other in such a loving way. Many people scoff at this image but if we start to love ourselves and grow from there and develop relationships built on the same love then like dominoes the world can change, it is possible and it is already happening.
“This is a dedication to the love and openness of my husband, and the unending love from Our Soul, always calling us to be more love.” You words resonate deeply within in me, also appreciating and confirming the glorious, tender beautiful amazing husband I have.
What we allow in to get in the way of appreciation is huge for it not only stops us from appreciating ourselves but it stops us from appreciating all others.
I agree Johanna, deep appreciation for Serge Benhayon and all he brings for humanity, ‘In deep appreciation of Serge Benhayon and the presentations of the Ancient Wisdom and Universal Medicine for reflecting this love to me. This consistent reflection has supported my journey that began eight years ago by reconnecting to the love that I am, to me, and to my greatness.’
The power of love magnified in appreciation of each other.
This is a gorgeous example of true appreciation for another; when we appreciate ourselves it is much easier to appreciate others.
Appreciation of ourselves and others is really important and very powerful, ‘This is an appreciation of him and for him, but also of myself and my deepening commitment to living and being the love that I am in full.’
What a beautiful and true role model your husband is for all men, and especially our young men who are growing into adulthood. There are so few role models for our boys and as a result many of them struggle through life not knowing who they truly are as societal beliefs tell them that to be a man in the world they need to bury their natural sensitivity and tenderness by hardening up. Well your gorgeous husband certainly blows those archaic belief to pieces.
I love how people can constantly surprise us with the incredible depth of what they have to offer – it’s like every person has a limitless well when it comes to the potential of who they are and what is inside them.
So true Meg and it is ever expanding when we are willing to be open to it.
Appreciating the people we love is everything – life can never be dull or mundane when we see how amazing the people around us are.
Without appreciating what is, how can we go deeper in the intimacy there is to have in our relationships?
Beautiful what you have shared Johanna, thank you “This is a dedication to the love and openness of my husband, and the unending love from Our Soul, always calling us to be more love.” My appreciation for my husband is deepening more and more, also my appreciation for my Soul in revealing to me the root causes of some of my unloving behaviours so that healing can take place and the love that I can evolve to take its place.
I think our world sorely lacks real appreciation for each other and our amazing qualities. Yet it’s an abundant source – once you begin to appreciate you find there’s a never-ending well or a tap that you can never turn off.
Totally gorgeous offering of love Johanna. When we see and appreciate all another is, we offer an incredible foundation for them to always fall back on and remember who they are.
While I am not married, I have many men in my life who deeply enrich my life with their quality of love, tenderness, care and openess. It is beautiful to have men who are able to open up, express and share themselves with others.
When someone holds us in deep appreciation of all we are, it allows us to come back to this when we have lost our way or let doubt in.
Appreciation is the foundation for all relationships.
I love this ‘love letter’ that you have written about your husband. It had me smiling with every part of me at the honesty and the joy you have shared. It is the appreciation of him that is so tangible and I am sure that has come from you appreciating you and the wonderful woman that you are. The reflections that we get from those closest to us are price-less.
We can often see in others qualities that they cannot see or feel within themselves. Then it is simply reflecting this back to them, like an offering, with no attachment.
The greatest loving act we can offer one another through our relationships is that of evolution, as it is through our evolving that we can deepen and return to the greater connection to love for ourselves and together, that which we are all from as such be who we truly are.
Deepening our relationship with those who we are closest to, is such a great way to develop and deepen all our relationships.
Beautifully said Greg and so true. This highlights how possible it is for us all to return to live sharing harmonious and loving relationships, and at one humanity.
Sometimes as crazy as it seems I have a hard time accepting how much my husband loves me, its like I can’t fully accept it and let it in, though as I deepen in the love and acceptance I have for myself so to can I allow more of this glorious love in. This continues to unfold but forever I am blown away by this beautiful, handsome wise man and how he is in life. Always Super inspired.
Johanna, I love how deeply you are appreciating yourself and reflecting that this is the foundation to fully appreciate another.
There is a lot to appreciate Johanna with the love you share with your husband – amazing that you keep on deepening the love and he does not resist – this shows the love and understanding you hold him in.
I have come to know (in my body) how vitally responsible it is to appreciate all that there is to appreciate. It is key to building a foundation that is rock solid.
What you have shared is one of the golden keys of any relationship. Appreciation is super important to allowing the relationship to deepen as is often overlooked in its grand importance.
Very sweet Johanna. How often do we let ourselves admire in every last detail the awesome things our partners do? How common is it for us to caress and care for them as if we are both the most delicate thing? And how usual is it for us to express fully the Love we feel without feeling scared or fearful that they might leave? It’s crazy how we avoid the beauty we have all got – thank You Johanna for sharing yours here.
So beautiful that you have this continuing unfolding relationship and that your expression of it brings love and a blessing to all of us.
It’s easy to focus on what’s not right, on the situations that didn’t work. But we might find if we first appreciated the people in our lives for their beauty, warmth and care that is totally there, our relationships would change and when we discussed an issue or difficulty it would unfold smoothly. What if the difficulties we experience in this world are not because we are ‘bad’ but simply because we have forgotten to appreciate? Thank you Johanna for sharing this – it is great.
Thank you Johanna for a beautiful celebration of the deepening love you and your husband are sharing between you. In my own relationship I am finding every day something more about my beautiful husband to appreciate, I realise this had to do with opening up to my own love and appreciation for me just being me.
Such a deep appreciation of another and expression of love, comes first from one’s self-love, self-appreciation and a commitment make life about this. Stunning sharing.
Expressing our appreciation offers an opportunity to appreciate all there is to appreciate in a relationship.
Appreciation … as always an amazing foundation for love.
Gorgeous blog to read thank you Johanna for sharing your appreciation of your husband and your relationship. The qualities you expressed about him are so very similar in my own marriage, we have been called by our souls to step up and open up to the more that is on offer and ever unfolding, I appreciate that we are accepting this gift of deepening our love.
When we are open and honest in our expression of our appreciation for everyone we are in a relationship with, all our relationships as a whole cannot but grow and flourish.
I loved re reading your sharing Johanna. What a beautiful working relationship you both have and are developing !
Thank you Johanna for sharing , its so wonderfull to hear this story about a man.
Appreciation is so important in relationships, what is so very sensible in this blog is the beautiful warmth and holding appreciation brings to an relationship. It is easy to just run off and get caught up in the normal and taking my partner for granted. We fell in love with our partners and really enjoyed being with them so why would we allow the mundane to kick in and treat our partners less than what they deserve? Appreciation is something my partner and I work on often at the dinner table talking about what we appreciate about each other, this brings back the love and feeling of adoration for each other and ourselves.
A gorgeous account of the deep appreciation Johanna has for her husband which is inspiring me to make changes and express my appreciation towards my husband which I have known for sometime I have been resisting and holding back. There are never any excuses to not appreciate another or ourselves as we all have so much to offer and appreciate.
I love what you have so beautifully shared here in appreciation of your husband Johanna and it also speaks volumes of the beholding quality you both have for each other and how that confirms and supports each of you to support and grow together. Stunning thank you.
Reading this has reminded me the utter importance in appreciating one and other, with out appreciation there is no where to go.
Appreciation is absolutely vital for a relationship to flower and evolve…. Looks like we have a tropical garden here ….:-)
There are some really beautiful and brilliant qualities to all of us if we stop to appreciate. Reading this has reminded me how much light and joy appreciation brings to life and to our relationships which when love is added into the mix makes everything far more amazing than I could ever imagine in previous relationships.
It is really beautiful to read your appreciation of your husband, it has inspired me to do the same for my husband and daughter. There is so much to appreciate and so much to deepen.
“This is an appreciation of him and for him, but also of myself and my deepening commitment to living and being the love that I am in full.” Appreciating another is beautiful, but appreciating ourselves is all-important too.