We often forget to be thankful for the little things that people do for us, but those are the most important. Those day to day things that make our lives easier are what we usually take for granted. There are days where I look at my relationship and think, "gosh, when was the last time we went on a really romantic date", or "I haven't had flowers given to me in what feels like forever." Then I realize a few things: I typically spend our money before he'd have the chance to do that, I'd rather eat cheaply all week long than pay a lot for only one dinner, and most importantly, I'm forgetting all the little things he does.
There are so many things that Clark does for me on a daily basis; he walks our dogs in the freezing cold, he makes me dinner or snacks all the time, he helps clean the apartment, and he even pretends to like all my silly tv shows like Pretty Little Liars. I think about what life would be like without him here helping me, and I realize how much more difficult my life would be. He constantly works to help me and make my life as good as it could possibly be. It makes me realize how lucky I truly am.
I think most of us forget to think about the little things. We get used to having those little things done for us so regularly, that we don't remember to be thankful for them. So what can we do? Maybe we should try doing little things back. The days that I offer to take the dogs out instead of Clark mean so much to him. The times that I make dinner or clean the apartment on my own so that he can relax, give him so much happiness. His favorite days are the ones where I not only let him keep ESPN on all day but where I sit and watch it with him. All of these little things are what make him happy, and what show him I love him.
On that note, remember to say thank you for those little things. Remember to be thankful not only for the little things that your significant other does for you, but for all of the little things that anyone does for you. The other day I was driving around my school parking structure, aggravated that I couldn't find a spot. Suddenly, out of no where, a girl that I had passed waved me down and told me she was leaving. She then proceeded to quickly pull out of her spot and let me pull in. She did not have to go out of her way to flag me down, but she did. It was such a small act of kindness, and yet it truly made my day and life easier. It is in the little things that we can truly find happiness if we remember to notice and be thankful for them.
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