Just about everybody enjoys a pleasant surprise (the key
word here is pleasant). In marriage, the element of surprise can inject a lot of fun and laughter into your relationship. Whether it is an unplanned trip or an unexpected date night, or a “for-no-particular-reason” gift, surprising your spouse can create laughter, build intimacy, and help feed a positive spirit between you and your love.
And surprises don’t have to be elaborate or expensive to generate powerful results. A home-cooked dinner of his or her favorite meal, an unexpected back rub or foot rub while watching TV, a note in his or her lunch box, a “because I love you” text or phone call, a private message on the bathroom mirror in soap or lipstick, or even just handing him or her an ice cream cone at the door after a hard day at work; things that create pleasant surprises can bless a marriage relationship.
Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.