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The little things make the biggest difference

Married life lesson no.324

When we were about to get married, my CFO said to me “don’t forget to still do the little things for each other”. I’ve tried to keep this in my head, but you get tired, you get flustered, you get busy and so focused on work, you sometimes forget. As long as only one of you forgets at any given time, you’ll be okay.

We’d forgotten for a bit, with so much on. With pressure, a month of too hot days and too little sleep, we’d been snappy more than either of us would like.

Then Thursday coming home from work, I said, “oh, I’ll need to go to the shop, to make sandwiches. I’ll have no fridge at {client office} so I better make something that won’t go funny in the bag”. Of course, as soon as I’d said it out loud, it promptly fell out of my head.

Fast forward to Friday morning. I’m running around, getting ready, doing a double check I have every file and hardware and connector I’ll need for offsite. I’m packed and walking down the hall with no time to spare before racing off out the door. I head for the kitchen to say goodbye to himself. Then I remember – I never bought food. I never made lunch. I won’t get to eat anything all day. I’ve no time and two slightly melted chocolate bars in the bag; that’ll have to do.

I open the kitchen door. The first thing I see? Two bags (morning and lunch) of peanut butter sandwiches. I just stare at them. He sees me stare “I figured you’d be flustered and forgot. These should stay ok for the day”. The whole day lightened, my little heart burst. My husband, husbands good. As long as one of us remembers, to still do the little things, we’ll be alright. ❤️