Hi friends! Happy Thursday.
My husband + I were eating dinner last night after we put our sweet baby down for the night. Drew had made turkey bone soup + it was incredible. It’s funny because I was hesitant to agree to this meal, but he seemed very excited about it.
We then started talking about my favorite meals that he has ever made me. Drew really enjoys to cook, especially grill.
Once he made a potato crusted salmon. Just listing that meal cultivated a memory. I was in the grind of my accelerated nursing program. I had 12 hour clinicals every single weekend for months + the week was jam packed with class work. It was a stressful time, but I was also excited about the profession I had chosen. One Sunday after a long 12 hour shift, I walked into the apartment we shared to the sounds of jazz music + the smell of food. He had unexpectedly made a delicious meal. It meant SO much to me that I can remember everything clear as day.
When I was newly pregnant with Maxwell I went on a hiking trip with a few of my friends to Vancouver (recap here). We had decided to take a red eye back + didn’t arrive in Madison until late morning. I had to work a nightshift that night + was worried about the lack of sleep I would be getting. I walked in the door + our house was spotless. The refrigerator was full of food. Drew had prepared a meal for me to take to work that night so that I didn’t have to spend time doing that. He left a note + flowers on the counter as icing on the cake.
By now, if you’ve been reading along for a while you know I think the world of my husband. I’m always blown away by his generosity. But, that isn’t the point of the post. The point of the post is that the little things are actually really big things. They are the things that stop you in your tracks + the things that you’ll remember. I remember exactly how he made me feel with these thoughtful + unexpected gestures.
My challenge to you is to brighten someone’s day today, do something unexpected. It doesn’t have to be a significant other, it can be anyone. Heck, I remember how happy I felt when someone ahead of me paid for my drink at Starbucks. Don’t do it because you expect something in return, do it because you want to warm someone else’s heart.