Thursday, April 7, 2011

What have YOU done for your partner today?

I once heard somewhere that you should do at least three nice things for your partner every day in order to keep a good relationship going.  So that gets me thinking about yesterday, and the day before that... and the day before that... wondering, what have I done for my husband lately.  Let's see.  I let him sleep in.  I cooked for him.  I went to the store for him.  I fixed his dinner plate.  I picked up his dinner plate and washed it.  I washed and folded his clothes.  I kissed him.  I hugged him.  I told him that I love him.  And a few other things you may not care to hear about, lol...

Then I got to thinking, those are things I do every day.  What makes them so special?  Am I not doing my three nice things for him?  But wait, those are all nice things, aren't they?  Of course they are.  The little day to day things like that are what makes a marriage.  But what have I done FOR HIM?  No matter how much I thought about it, I couldn't think of anything that actually stood out to say that I went that extra mile to do something nice for him.  And for ME to admit that... WOW!  Shocking!

So now I sit here thinking, today I'm going to change that.  Today, I'm going to make sure I go an extra mile for my husband.  I'm going to make sure I do at least three nice things for him today, and continue to do that every day.  I'm not saying I'm gonna go all out and do something ravishing every day.  No.  I'm going to continue to do my "little things" and just try to do a little extra.  Maybe, give him a massage.  Maybe, bring him breakfast in bed this morning.  Who knows?  But now that it's on my mind, I'm gonna make it a point to try a little harder.

So what about you?  Think about what you have done for your partner in the past week.  Can you say that you went that extra mile and did at least three nice things to show them your love and appreciation?  If so, leave me a comment telling me what it was you did that was above and beyond those little day to day things.  If not, start thinking about what you can do today for him or her.  That nice little thing may make a huge difference in their day.

xx Brandi Rouxxx xx


  1. For the past 2 mornings in a row, I have gotten up before him and not only packed his lunch for work, but also fixed him a little something for breakfast! -- But, if I continue to do these things for him everyday, then eventually they will just fall in the category that are things that I do for him everyday and they will no longer be special! I'd advise to go the extra mile, but not too often! Otherwise, it would be expected! :)

  2. That's awesome! If mine was going to work I'd be getting up with him every morning making him breakfast like I always used to, but he been out of work for the past two months. I think that's why I've been kinda skeevin' on the niceness... LOL!