My husband works long hours at a stressful job. Sound familiar? So, I like to start his hectic days by doing things that will make him smile.
In our house, that means making him peanut butter toast with green grape smiley faces. You may think this breakfast sounds more appropriate for a 1st grader than a highly educated engineer, but we all have an inner child in us. The day he did a Mud Run, his toast had a stick figure runner, which he laughed about for weeks.
We’ve also been known to leave notes to each other on mirrors that don’t appear until the steam from the shower fills the bathroom. At other times, I’ll start my car and find a CD set to a song he wants me to enjoy on my way to work.
Taken individually, none of these actions may seem important, but they set a pattern. Each one says I think about you, I love you, I want you to do well and have a wonderful day.
Simplicity Tip of the Day: Pick someone you love and for the next week start their day by doing one tiny act that will make them smile. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes in you and that relationship.