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From Her Fridays: Two Nice Things

June 11, 2010
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Getting wrapped up in wedding planning is all too easy to do. I’m loving the increasing number of “Remember the Reason” posts talking about love and bringing it all back down to Earth.

Isaiah and I have a tradition I would love to share with you. It started when we changed our lifestyles back in December, starting exercising together and eating more veggies, transforming us into healthier people [not dieting, still working on it].

Once we started that, it became easy to go from “I’d really like to change this about myself with this solution,” to “I hate this about myself!

Isaiah started the tradition of every day saying two nice things about ourselves. One on our physical and the other on our “isms.” For a quick example, Bugs Bunny* would say: “I love my deliciously pointy wabbit ears and how I’m always outsmarting that silly Elmer Fudd.” We started turning the tables as well, and returning the two nice things about each other as well.

It helps boost our self-esteems for the day and keep us grounded in why we fell in love with one another in the first place. An especially great card to pull when you’re turning into cranky assholes 1/2 way through the day.

Try it. Do you have a daily ritual with your beau that makes you feel like a rock-star?

*Sorry for all of the Bugs Bunny references…I always hated Loony Tunes until Isaiah finally just Netflixed it and I am in love. Give it another shot if you’re not already a fan…it’s got layers.

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. tenthougroom permalink
    June 11, 2010 11:34 am

    good work miss

  2. June 11, 2010 12:46 pm

    When I was a kid and we were around the dinner table, my mom would ask us to name one thing that made us smile during the day. Or laugh. Or one thing we learned. Or whatever she was in the mood to ask.

    I like the idea of doing it in the morning though – start the day of right and keep things in perspective!

    • June 11, 2010 12:55 pm

      Definitely! Thanks for sharing your tradition…I hope to carry it on to our [someday] family as well!

  3. June 11, 2010 1:43 pm

    I really like this and I am 100% sure my fiancée will like this idea too, even though I haven’t run it by her. One little ritual I do that toes the line between romantic and silly is I try to fool her into thinking I have something important to say, but then when I have her attention, I’ll say something innocuous (but sweet). So for instance, I’ll say “baby, I have something I really need to talk to you about when I get home from work,” and then when I get home she’ll ask me what it was, and I’ll say, “you’re the hottest girl I have ever seen.”

    • June 11, 2010 2:02 pm

      Thanks! I love that! That is a totally great tradition…only one concern. Does she believe you when you actually have something serious to tell her?!

      • June 11, 2010 2:12 pm

        That’s a good point and I should be careful to avoid any “cry wolf” type of situations, but I’ve been careful to vary my prompts. Sometimes it’s just “oh hey, baby?” and she’ll say “yeah?” and I’ll say “you’re my favorite.”

  4. June 11, 2010 2:15 pm

    Haha, I do that all the time! I have a terrible habit of slipping into baby-voice at the end of the day…he’s really patient though. 🙂 Little tip, in case you don’t already do this: Telling them they’re your best friend [if it’s true, hopefully!] is just the sweetest…most heart-warming thing to hear.

  5. June 11, 2010 2:57 pm

    What a nifty idea! Like Thanksgiving, but every day of the year!

  6. June 11, 2010 4:26 pm

    Not a “tradition” really, but whenever one of us leaves the house (for work or an errand) we always say the same things: I love you, be careful, have a good day and drive safely. It’s like we’re wishing each other farewell on some long journey haha! Kind of sweet, though.

  7. June 11, 2010 6:52 pm

    LOVE this idea! Michael and I have a thing — not really a daily ritual but kinda similar — where we will randomly leave each other love notes around the house. It doesn’t happen everyday, but I’d say at least once every week someone receives a note. It’s often fun to hide them so he’ll find them when he’s least expecting it 🙂

    • June 11, 2010 6:59 pm

      I love doing that too, really, we should all pump up our games and do one extra thing per week/month…that makes their day. What could be more exciting than making the person you LOVE’s day?

  8. Jesselyn Girl permalink
    June 13, 2010 1:31 am

    Very cute you too. Alas, my Love and I are not such wordy people. We are more *ahem* physical. Both in exactly the way you are thinking and in other things. It’s that look he gets when I wear a beautiful dress. Or he keeps sneaking looks at me when he hasn’t seen me all day. It’s how he still holds the door for me four years later and how I cook for him on his day off.

    We also love playing the “I love you like…”. Mostly stupid things like “I love you like The Beagle likes pooping on the carpet randomly to piss us off”. Nice and romantic. That’s the way we like em’! 😉

  9. June 14, 2010 6:22 pm

    What a lovely idea! I’ve been keeping a separate blog of good things that happened during the day but it would be nice to do this in a partnered way as well. Who doesn’t like feeling appreciated and loved?

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