I made a run to Target tonight. I left as the sun was setting and it was only a 25 minute drive, but I knew that I would get home in full darkness. I should have turned the light on by the back door as I left, but I didn't even think about it.
Well, someone thought of it.
As I pulled into the alley heading to the back driveway, I noticed right away that the light was on. I instantly smiled.
You see, I tease my husband a lot about being in his own world and focusing on what is important to him. He and a friend were heading to a basketball game, and I knew he was thinking about what he needed to finish up around the house before he got on the road to pick up his buddy.
However, one of his thoughts was turning the light on for me. And just that one seemingly small gesture simply made my heart melt. Even after 26 years of marriage, he still treats me like a queen. Many times people focus on the big events, but I like to think that Jack and I focus on the moments. The daily kindness and enjoyment we get from being married to each other (plus, we're so weird that we claim to have saved two other people from a lifetime of weirdness).
His gesture reminded me to seek out ways to show simple kindness to others on a daily basis. I need to do a better job of doing little things that go seemingly unnoticed but are appreciated, not looking for recognition but just having that inner warmth of doing something nice is all that matters.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.