Monday, July 2, 2012

I love you because we hate the same things

When I saw this quote on Pinterest, I laughed-pinned-laughed some more! (Apparently so did Jake, because he pinned the same thing). Jacob and I are so snarky and sarcastic, that I forget we are being mean sometimes.

We have a hard time staying positive, but that's really who we are. We are more the "cup being half empty" and "the rest of the world is being stupid" type of couple. We can't help it! This may be a little far fetched to believe, but we are really genuinely nice people... just deep down. :P

But, what got me thinking today was a picture on Facebook of a new couple posting pictures of their gifts they got each other. (I thought it was silly too). But, the girl got the guy some red vines and his favorite tea, and the boy reciprocated with the girl's favorite type of sharpie. (It's getting sillier, huh?).

I was thinking how silly we all are when we first get together with our loved ones. We tend to cling onto little bits of information about the other (like knowing Jacob loves Ice cream, reeses flavor in particular). We want to show the other how much we know about them, like the smallest details are the most important.

Now, even though I would prefer for bigger/better gifts than a pack of red vines, I still realize it's the small things that matter the most.

I don't know if I've quoted this before, but it's still one of the best bits of advice I've ever received.

"In marriage, you should always give your spouse twice as much as your receiving. This keeps the scales from ever being balanced."

So, my question is... What silly thing have you done for your spouse/significant other? Did you get him some red vines? What about some ice cream? Go show them that you care so much that you want the scales to be unbalanced. You want to give them way more than you could ever receive! 


the mom diggity said...

I made my hubby a 4 tier cake make completely out of cookie dough and m&m's last year. He about peed his pants with excitement ;) Oh, the things we do for love!

Rachel said...

This is a great concept to live by, especially for marriage! I definitely spend time trying to go above and beyond the basics and doing little things to spoil my husband--it makes life happy for both of us!