When we invest in something we do what is necessary to help it grow.
If it is a garden, we prepare the soil, plant seeds or seedlings, water, fertilize, and weed.
In relationships one of the easiest things we can do is to be grateful and express that gratitude through thanks.
In the garden scenario, it would be easy to kill off the plants. Deprive them of water, or let the weeds take over.
In relationships it is the same. We need to water and weed.
We water by expressing gratitude and thankfulness. We look for the tiniest of things that we are grateful for. We weed out the negative thoughts and definitely the negative words that cut and tear the person down.
Over time the relationship will blossom, bearing fruit and we will have much for which to be grateful.
“Think to Thank. In these three words are the finest capsule course for a happy marriage, formula for enduring friendship, and a pattern for personal happiness.”Thomas S. Monson