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