Years ago we were letting other things take precedence over our 'emotional buckets' and family relationships were running a bit dry. So, we decided to jump start a new way of thinking.
We purchased small plastic buckets for each family member to hang on the wall. Each week we had to put at least one item into each others' buckets; such as short thank you note, poem, compliment, treat, new toothbrush, small toy, photo of fun memory or coupon for night out.
It worked well for a while and helped us refocus our thoughts on serving and loving one another while we looked out for each others' needs.