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7 Ways to Show Gratitude To Your Husband

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article-2014615212103343833000We love our hubbies. They do a lot for us and we need not wait until our anniversary to show them our love and gratitude for all they do. Struggling with not knowing what to say or do for him? Here are a few ideas to get you off to a good start.

1. Clean something that means a lot to him

Alright, don’t get all those antiquated notions. I’m not talking 1950s here where the house should be spotless, dinner on the table and you and the kids are in your Sunday best waiting for him to walk through the door. No. I just mean try cleaning something that means a lot to him, like his man cave or his home office. One time I cleaned out the car and made it absolutely spotless before my husband left for work. He kept telling me how sexy it was that I did that for him and that he was grateful he didn’t have to drive to work with stale Cheerios on the seats and sticky messes in the cup holders.

2. Leave him love notes and messages

. Stuff his socks with love notes. Write a cute message on the bathroom mirror. Send him an encouraging text or email. Something that only takes a minute or two can mean a lot to the man in your life.

3. Make his favorite meal or dessert

We’ve all heard the saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. (OK, this actually goes both ways in our marriage. I love me a homemade meal someone else made!) Surprise him on an ordinary day with something that makes his mouth water. It’ll warm his heart and fill his tummy at the same time. Win-win.

4. Thank him

. Even if it’s just taking out the garbage, picking up the kids from soccer or going to his 8-5 job every day without complaint, don’t take your man for granted. Tell him, “Thank you,” on a daily basis. It will show that you notice what he does for you and your family and that you are grateful for all of his contributions — no matter big or small.

5. Ask him about his day and truly listen

Sometimes I think women have no qualms about unloading their day, but men sometimes hide or pent up their emotions. Take an interest in his day. Ask him how he’s doing. Ask him about his stresses. Learn to really listen and try to unravel any hidden challenges he could be keeping at bay. He will learn that you are not only his wife, but confidant in whom he places the most trust.

6. Leave a little treat in his lunch or in the fridge

. My hubby loves when I pick-up his favorite candy bar or drink and leave it in a conspicuous place. It lets him know that I think about him when I’m out and about and enjoy making him happy.

7. Find out what his love language is and learn to speak it

. In his book The 5 Love Languages,Gary Chapman outlines five ways we express our love to another person. It could be through acts of service, words of affirmation, gift giving, physical touch or spending quality time together. What makes your guy feel loved? A romantic, intimate evening together? Making his favorite meal and watching some ESPN together? Hearing words of praise and admiration? Whatever it is, try to show your love in his love language.

Dr. Chapman puts it this way, “We’re not talking comfort. We’re talking love. Love is something we do for someone else. So often couples love one another but they aren’t connecting. They are sincere, but sincerity isn’t enough.”

Source: familyshare.com

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‘I Tested Positive To HIV After Gang Raped By 3 Men – Chef Ayomide

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‘I Tested Positive To HIV After Being Gang Raped By 3 Men For Being Gay’ – Chef Ayomide
Ayomide and his lover

Ayomide and his lover

Nigerian chef, Ayomide Idowu, who is also a male rape survivor, has taken to his Instagram page to tell his story.

The openly gay young man recalled how he was allegedly gang raped by 3 hoodlums at the age of 19 because of his sexuality and how he eventually contracted HIV.

Ayomide revealed his life never remained the same as he was also arrested and victimized by the police.

In his words;

“I could remember last 5years ago
What I pass through from 3 hoodlums
I was thoroughly beaten and gang-raped
All because I’m Gay…they took advantage of me
I was 19years old boy then, I suffered humiliation
Arbitrary arrest from police,inhuman degrading treatment,I lost my precious Home at the age of 19years..no parents no family…it really hurts to be an orphan….after I lost my virginity from the raped….having unprotected sex from those hoodlums I WAS TESTED POSITIVE….being positive my mood changed…I started my medication and think less…I stay away from smoking and alcohol…I eat Good fruits and vegetables…thanks to God I’m a testifier now
I’m undetectable my CD4 850 viral load 10
It really worth testimony 🙏🤦im looking healthy and stunning…being HIV positive is not the end of life…it reveals the other side of you…my aims of sharing my life threatening story as an orphan,so that people can learn from this…. 5years living positively”

Read Also: GAYS are one of the most influential & successful people in Nigeria — Chef Ayomide

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The gay activist’s post

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post

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Actress Osas Ighodaro Celebrates Her 30th Birthday With Emotional Post
Osas Ighodaro

Osas Ighodaro

Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro penned an emotional note via Instagram as she clocked 30-years-old on Monday.

To mark her birthday, the single mother of one posted a monochrome photo of herself as she wished for people to continue praying for those who lost their lives during these turbulent period.

Ighodaro wrote;

“Thank God for another year. Happy Birthday to me. If you know me, you know I absolutely love birthdays but this year it certainly hits different. I’m overwhelming grateful for life and thankful to God to be able to see another birthday bc unfortunately many haven’t and won’t have that opportunity.

I am hopeful for better days for myself, those that I love and hold dear and most certainly for my country Nigeria. I pray for unity, peace, harmony and togetherness. We all deserve it.

My birthday wish is to please continue to pray for those innocent lives lost. Please remain hopeful and focused because I truly believe better days are soon ahead by God’s grace.

Peace, Love and Blessings.”

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The actress’ post

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Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday

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An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.

Why stay at an exotic resort

Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.

Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.

Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
courses.

The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.

Kurumba, Maldives

Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.

You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.

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