It’s the little things….

It’s the little things which bring so many of us comfort in a long term relationship–irregardless of what it is from cooking dinner, to taking out the trash to a nice foot rub.

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions — the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimal of pleasurable and genial feeling.”  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

How many of you (especially married or live-in couples) remember towards the beginning of the relationship the butterfly thrills of this new love? Of how even the little things mounted to such significance? That you were thrilled when your partner took the time to notice minute details? Did things that as they piled up…mounted to one strong loving relationship?

But as the years pass on…it’s the little things (the negative) which seem to engulf each and every one of us…that we nitpick at our partner’s faults…we forget the euphoric feeling of simplicity….enjoying the little things that were done in the name of love.

Long-terms are hard….if you let them be. Don’t forget to smile, to say thank you…to take some time out of your day to make your partner feel good.

Because it’s the little things that count…that add up to being so very much.

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.  Benjamin Franklin


3 thoughts on “It’s the little things….

  1. The little things in the relationship becomes better and better if it stays alive. Problem is, most couples think it is “not important” anymore because it is old or have been done a lot in the past that it lost it touch. I think saying “thank you”, a hug and a kiss goes a long way.

    If only people could keep trying to make their partner’s everyday life magical.

  2. I think partners take each other for granted because they expect them to do things…the problem with this is when you take someone for granted that’s when the partner can feel neglected or develop insecurities…though that’s an issue for a whole other posting but in the end no one controls your actions but yourself.

    What I try to keep in mind is that when you take someone for granted there could be a day they’ll be gone could be death, deployment, whatever….each day with your partner is so very very precious…..and a gift.

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