Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just To See You Smile

And no, this title is not because Scotty sang it last night on American Idol. This just so happens to be one of my favorites and I'm mad at him anyway. James should be there not him...anywhooo moving onto my actual post topic... I like to do stuff for other people...bottomline. To a fault sometimes, I am often more concerned about other people's feelings, schedules and emotions before my own. Overall though, it's a good thing. I just care, that's all, and for my family more than ANYTHING. Thanks to my awesome Momma, I've carried on one of my most favorite things she did for us as kids. My Mom would (and still does) often leave us notes and cards just to tell us she loves us, to motivate us to make the right decisions, to show a little extra support during a time we need it and so on and so forth. Now, in a big part thanks to her, one of my most favorite things to do is try to do a little something to make someone's day, make them smile or make them laugh. Life gets so serious sometimes with all of our crazy schedules and adult responsibilities. More than anyone, I like to leave little notes and cards for my hubby (watch out Mia, your time is comin'). I sometimes send my sisters, parents and some of my friends warm and fuzzy notes or cards, but not as often as I should. But it's really good for my husband, it doesn't just make me feel good, but it makes him feel special and somedays after holding down the fort, handling the finances for his business and our family, running his business, being a daddy and a hubby he just needs a little reminder of how special we think he is! He works his bootie off and is in go, go, go mode almost constantly. He's not the relaxing type. Most nights, he is doing something around the house after work, paperwork, yardwork, phone calls. The after work stuff normally involves a few beers, so I think that helps :) Well I did it again today. This morning before I headed into work, I signed his card with a special note and some lovey dovey gushy stuff and snuck it in his planner. I got a text a little while later. It makes me smile to know that I made him smile (and a mid morning I love you is pretty great too!). What are some of the things you do to make other people smile? I want to hear your ideas, but just beware, I might steal them :)


A Mommy in the City said...

So cute! I should do that for my hubby too! I like to call my family just to tell them I love them.

Natalie said...

Awww so sweet! I should sneak notes in too...I have never done that!

Laura said...

The note idea is so sweet. I should really take more time to do things like that!