When I first proposed the idea of doing this blog, I had to write up a few sample posts to give my managers an idea of how I would approach it. One of those samples was on this very topic, “The Little Things Count Big.” And I thought it was worth sharing with my readers. I think too often in all of our relationships we tend to focus more on the “big stuff” of making decisions, planning things, and making our expectations known. But the little things we do to make our relationships, and our marriages, work often just go unnoticed.
This summer, my husband and were in the process of buying a house. Just before closing, I had a last walk through of the place with our realtor to make sure the contractor had made some minor fixes we’d requested. I was only there for maybe 15 minutes. My husband was at work. But on his way in between the schools he teaches for, he stopped by the new house while we were there just to say hello. Even though we only had time for a quick hug and a kiss, it meant the world to me that he went out of his way to do that. Was it really that big of a deal? No. But he just wanted to see me.
Whether it’s unloading the dishes or starting a load of laundry for your spouse without them asking you to do it, the little things count big in letting your partner know they’re thought of and appreciated.
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This post was written by kmashek on December 16, 2010