Friday, July 23

it's the little things...

here's what i woke up to yesterday morning...


let me explain...

earlier in the evening j and i shared a conversation about
- the letter i'd found earlier in the day - a letter i wrote a couple of valentine's days back but never gave to him...
- his account of that same valentine's day when he found himself standing at the florist counter demanding to know why the flowers he'd ordered for me weeks ago still hadn't been delivered.
- how NOW the only time he gets flowers for me is if the grocery store rewards him with a free bouquet as part of their grand opening. (true story)
- the "now and then" of our relationship
- the challenges we both face in our day-to-day

well...
i was completely exhausted...
not feeling 100%...
and knew i'd be getting up at 4a.m.
so i went to bed early. (like eight o'clock early)!
while i was asleep...
j went outside in the dark...
ten o'clock at night...
clipped a yellow rose...
placed it in one of my favorite bud vases...
wrote me a little note filled with love and encouragement...
and put both on my desk where he knew i'd see it first thing.

the last line of his note?
"Yes, it's another "free flower"...but I picked it at 10p.m."
how sweet is that?
what a wonderful way to start my day.
and i'll take those kind of "free flowers" all day long!!

i share this with you because it's the little things that make all the difference.
as women...you know exactly what i'm talking about.
this little gesture of his sparked in me the desire to do something sweet for him.
and that's what it's all about...isn't it?

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

KEEPING IT REAL
Ella actually found the note. She'd gotten a book out of my office and was carrying it around. The letter slipped out and there I was - transported back-in-time a couple of years. It doesn't get any more real than that! *wink*


No...I didn't forget about "thirsty thursday" - still compiling some fabulous things to share and it's been a busy week!

Am I ever going to post the new challenge? Yes. I'm gearing myself up for it. It's going to take some dedication and I need to be on point. I'm also doing a little research that I'm going to need to include. Don't you love the suspense? Just gear yourself up next week. I'll be announcing it early in the week so the challenge can begin on Monday, August 2nd!!

3 comments:

Anonymous,  July 23, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

SMILE!!

Hugs...Vicki

Lindsay July 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Oh my gosh how sweet! Have a great weekend!!!

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