Sometimes it’s the little things that matter in life.
Actually, it would probably benefit us all to focus more on little things instead of always dealing with negative, right?
I am such a simple girl. I don’t expect much and I love when someone I love does something small, but out of the ordinary. This of course is not just focused on the man I love (okay so in this post it might be) but in general… even my friends. I love spontaneity and I love unexpected (even though I sometimes have a huge issue with surprises but that’s for another post).
This simple gesture he made…
… a sweet little post-it attached to a bathroom mirror.
Literally, this made a hectic, work-filled morning, turn into the most amazing day for me. So simple. Yet so profound. He’d never done it before. My only regret? I hadn’t gone into that bathroom before I began work for the day, so I didn’t see it before stress and hectic began. However, when I did finally take a break and passed by the bathroom to refill my coffee, I saw it.
I did have to back up for a moment, because I was wondering what in the world was on the mirror. That. That was on the mirror and such a basic, simple… probably not even very thought out… gesture, made my entire day. See, it’s in the small things.
It was kind of cute too. He had called from work earlier to check in and after talking for several minutes, he suddenly asked me if I had taken a shower or bath yet. I thought it was an odd question, and I probably should have wondered more about that, but I didn’t. I just went back to work and forgot about the call and the slightly odd question. At that moment, he must’ve wondered what the heck was wrong with me that I wouldn’t have brought it up, but we have two bathrooms and since I had not showered yet, I hadn’t been in that one. ha!
Of course less than 10 days later, he then did this.
After working one day, he arrived home. My back was to the door so I didn’t see (only heard) him coming. He stood just to my side and when I looked up, all I saw was this gorgeous flower and his sweet smile and my heart melted and the days stress went away and I remembered exactly why I love him.
This touched me in ways he didn’t realize at the time. The simple little card he attached to it said more than any words he could have said out loud. Well, actually he’s rather good at saying things out loud, so that’s not necessarily true. But it still meant a lot to get something so completely unexpected, so truly out of character. We aren’t one to exchange gifts. And it’s definitely not because we aren’t the “romantic” types. We totally are, and most people who know either of us, probably suspect that. However, it was just this unexpected, probably spontaneous even on his part, gesture that made a difference. In what exactly? I don’t know. I just know that it touched me.
Since receiving that gorgeous rose that is residing on our fireplace mantel (and looks just as gorgeous as the day he gave it to me – 5 days ago), I have caught myself simply staring at it and thinking about how much I love him and how much I know we were made for each other. It was such a simple little act, but it made me focus on “us”. In our everyday lives, sometimes we take the things we have for granted and we get caught up in the stress and worry of life, in taking care of the kids and focusing on bills and work. But this rose (and the tiny note he left on the mirror), gave me pause and reminded me that…
Happiness is Found in the Little Things.