It’s Monday again! I can’t believe I have been doing this for 5 weeks already!!
Today’s topic for 52 Weeks of Gratitude is: Something someone gave you.
I was trying to think of something someone gave me that had a big impact on me, but then I realized it’s not going to be one specific gift that means anything. It is all the small gifts and surprises that are significant.
Here’s a little story…
On weekends I wake up at Four in the morning and after working two jobs, I get home around nine-thirty at night. Yesterday, during my second half of the day, my boyfriend and I were texting and talking about how I was reviewing his mom’s resumé (If you guys need help, hit me up!) and he says “I have something else I need for you to read when you get home.” Im thinking…. Oh crap, what did I do! So I say “uuuuh… okay? what is it?” Do you know what this wonderful man of mine replies with!? A PICTURE OF THE NEWEST HARRY POTTER BOOK!!!! He had bought it for me earlier that day. I hadn’t even mentioned to him that it was out, or that I wanted it. —We are working on this thing called saving….yeah I’m not really sure how that works either– But there it was when I got home; sitting on our kitchen table.
And you know what? This isn’t uncommon for him. There have been times where he has worked long over-night shifts and woken me up with my favorite CD and candle, —Any Luke Bryan fans out there? Y’all know what candle I’m talking about!– randomly bringing books home for me, flowers, food, etc.
While he has gotten me some pretty pricey gifts —Including this beautiful mac he gave me for my birthday a couple years ago..I know I know: IM SO LUCKY!– and I am so extremely thankful for them, it is the random thoughtful gifts that mean so much to me. It shows me that he’s thinking about me and just genuinely wants to see me smiling.
People can buy you a gift once or twice a year and don’t get me wrong, I get some pretty cool gifts from distant relatives every now and then… but the ones that matter to me are the non-obligatory “I was just thinking about you” gift.
I also love giving those gifts. There is nothing like meeting up with your best friend for coffee, and being like “oh hey, I saw this and It made me think about you, so I bought it.” I promise you that person will feel so warm and fuzzy inside, you’ll want to do it all the time! We should all show our gratitude towards loved ones by giving them surprise gifts every now and then; like adele says “to make you feel my love” –I’m just kidding…but it really does make someone feel how much they are loved by you.–
I am grateful for all the little moments in my life that show me how much he loves me.
Keep loving, giving, and being grateful.