Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The little things.


After almost seven years together
(I had to subtract the dates to ensure my accuracy) 
it's way too easy to forget to do little niceties for one another. 
And I always seem to notice when Ryan doesn't bring home an unexpected bouquet of 
flowers on a random weekday or surprise me with an unplanned date night,
but I often very conveniently forget that the blame falls both ways.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I can probably count on one hand the
number of times I've gone out of my way to do something nice for Ryan in the past
few months. Sometimes I'll come up with a nice idea but then life always seems to get in the way and the time or money involved convinces me to put if off until another nonspecific time. 
I forget that surprises don't have to be spectacular and expensive.
Sometimes it just takes the little things, like a surprise chicken pot pie
and a pan of brownies after a long day of work and a tough engineering exam
to say, "I love and appreciate everything you do."


4 comments:

  1. This is sweet & oh so true :) Funny though, how our nice things to our husband's involve food. I made mine a Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake last weekend.

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  2. I try and bring mine a cocktail when he gets home from work - old fashioned but nice :)

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  3. A pot pie and brownies sounds fabulous. You are right that the little things all too often go unnoticed. But it is the little things that make relationships great and healthy. Thanks for the reminder!

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  4. So sweet! I recently learned that just because my boyfriend doesn't love me the way that I WANT him to, doesn't mean that he doesn't love me with ALL that he has... for some that means flowers and chocolates, and for others it is a favorite kind of beer and a redbox movie!
    xx
    Here&Now

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