It’s the Little Things

It’s the little things in life that matter, especially in a relationship. They’re the things that someone does when they really care about someone. A lot of people tend to overlook the little things, not on purpose, but just because a lot of the time they don’t cross your mind and because they’re LITTLE! Sometimes you don’t even realize someone is showing you love and compassion and paying attention.

“I’m beginning to recognize that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead but something small, numerous and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row.”
-Beau Taplin

Sometimes it is hard to appreciate the little things. Sometimes we underestimate how important they are. I know I used to be really bad at it, I still have some improvement to make but I am getting better. As I have began to grow, I have realized how important the small things really are. The little things at the end of the day, all add up and make something big. They make you feel something more, feel happy, loved and noticed. The little things give the bigger picture a meaning.

In terms of a relationship, anyone can buy you expensive gifts or take you to a fancy restaurant every Friday night. Anyone can buy your love. These things sometimes come off as “big things” or what people want. It’s the gestures that people do or say to let you know how much you are truly loved.

It’s when they do things for you or with you that they might not want to do.
It’s making you laugh, at random times, when you are crying, or when you are angry with them.
It’s the simple three word sentence of “you are beautiful” or just the way they look at you, to make you feel beautiful. With or without makeup.
It’s the sweet comment on a picture of you.
It’s the act of putting you first and making you a priority.
It’s recognizing your love for things (like sunsets and dogs) and making an effort to share it with you.
It’s cooking you breakfast in the mornings (and cutting the crust off the toast).
It’s bringing you a small surprise like flowers or a candy bar out of the blue because they thought of you on their way home.
It’s kissing your forehead every night.
It’s rubbing your feet after a long day (or just because you ask them too).
It’s staying awake at 2:30 in the morning when you are crying because you miss your dog.
It’s holding you tight when you are sad and wiping your tears.
It’s letting you pick the movie knowing it will be a chick flick.
It’s supporting and encouraging you through everything.
It’s giving you constant attention.
It’s making you feel giddy inside just from the smile on their face (and their cute dimple).
It’s letting you eat their fries or saving you the last bite of dessert.
It’s holding your hand.
It’s twirling you around when walking.
It’s making effort to see you when you are both busy.
It’s listening to you and genuinely caring about what you have to say.
It’s inspiring you to reach your dreams and be a better woman.
It’s loving you at your best, and at your worst.
It’s laughing at your (definitely funny) jokes.
It’s remembering important dates or events.
It’s the offering of advice in academics, friendships, and life.
It’s when they make you feel safe and comfortable.
It’s helping you do chores, carry heavy things, or move.
It’s always wanting to hold you tight at night (even if you just want to roll over and go to sleep).
It’s not acting different, no matter who is around.
It’s treating you with utmost respect.
It’s going out to eat to your choice of fast food.
It’s being positive in the tough times.
It’s noticing when you are upset and not letting you just tell them nothing is wrong.
It’s pulling out the chair for you to sit in for dinner.
It’s being adventurous with you even if they would rather stay in bed.
It’s the way they look at you that just makes you know how in love with you they are.
It’s comfortably sitting in silence with someone.
It’s knowing that you can trust them and that you never have to second guess anything.
It’s the feeling of butterflies.
It’s when they tell you things you need to hear not just what you want to.
It’s giving tough love.
It’s when you feel a part of their family.
It’s the “good morning baby” text or the “have a good day” text.
It’s when they hug you extra tight when they can tell you are not okay or had a bad day.
It’s telling you everything is going to be okay.
It’s the kiss goodnight and good morning.
It’s letting you steal all of his big t-shirts and hoodies.
It’s having patience.
It’s the sweet words of love.
It’s being a best friend.
It’s forgiving when someone makes a mistake.
It’s the love that you and the person share, it is bigger than anything.

It is the small gestures and the little things that mean the most and make a difference. They make you feel important and loved. Appreciate everything your special someone does for you, just letting them know that you recognize them can make the world of a difference to them.

I guess you can say I am the luckiest girl in the world because my boyfriend, Teddy does all of these little things (and more) for me on the regular. Teddy, if you’re reading this, all of the little things you do for me, I appreciate them more than you know and I recognize them! I love you, forever and always.

Let me know what little things your special someone does for you!

5 thoughts on “It’s the Little Things

  1. I love this post! It is so encouraging to see how you are being thankful for the little things. Because even though these things may seem little, they all make a huge impact on our day to day lives!

    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

  2. I agree with this so much! I haven’t got an SO, but the little things my friends do for me just warm my heart.
    Like when I wasn’t eating anything and my best friend went up and bought something to eat with his own money and gave me half of it without me even asking.
    Or even the tough love friends sometimes show when they really want you to achieve something. You realise the value of it later on.
    Love this post!

    1. I agree! The little things don’t have to just be with your significant other! Thanks for the comment Nashra!

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