Joey (Preparing what to say at wedding): Now-now, listen this is just a first draft so… (Starts to read the piece of paper he brought.) “We are gathered here today on this joyous occasion to celebrate the special love that Monica and Chandler share.” (Monica and Chandler like it so far.) Eh? (He continues reading.) “It is a love based on giving and receiving. As well as having and sharing. And the love that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving.” (Phoebe nods her approval.) “We too can share and love and have and receive.”
It might not be what you exactly want, but if your husband gives something to you or offers something to you, receive it and accept it, as Laura Doyle says, graciously because when “start receiving [accepting] graciously , the gifts will multiply and come with greater enthusiasm almost immediately.” quote from First Kill All of The Marriage Counselors by Laura Doyle.