Tuesday, February 13, 2007

All You Need Is . . .

If you woke up this morning aware of the date, your thoughts probably went straight to- Love, romance, chocolates, flowers, jewelery, Hallmark, or maybe just "Wake me when it's February 15."

But having acquired my husband's card and gift well under the V-Day deadline (just before the mall closed last night), my thoughts are on none of those things.

Because when it comes down to it, it's not the heart shaped pendants or velvet boxed samplers that tell us we're loved, it's the small things, the little day to day niceties, the moments that pass with hardly any notice, that tell us what we most want to hear.

Like, when you download "Brandy (you're a fine girl), and then proceed to play it 27 times- in a row- out loud- while singing along- and your husband just smiles and waves as he passes you in the hall.

And when he, after several years of owning the same vacuum, asks you where its power switch is located, and you- just take a deep breath- remain silent- and show him.

Those are the hallmark moments of any good relationship. They are also, strangely enough, the ones you'll never find in any Hallmark card.

Today I plan to memorize the lyrics to "Drops of Jupiter"- but I'll probably only play it 12 times. You know, in light of the holiday, love, romance, tolerance, and all that. . .

Hope your day is sweet!


Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Wow, what a great post, Alyson! Yes, you're right, the love is the small things you share everyday. =D

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Kelly-
Thanks for stopping by-
Happy V-day!

Susan Hatler said...

OMG, I LOVE playing songs on repeat. It drives my hubby crazy. LOL on the vacuum cleaner button. We hired a cleaning lady a couple months ago and she asked where we keep the cleaning supplies and I had to call my husband ;) I'm good at taking care of the laundry though. He folded clothes the other day for the first time in four months.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Susan-
LOVE that you didn't know where you keep your cleaning supplies! Wish I could say the same! ;-)
It's all about divvying up the duties!