For our anniversary this year, my better half changed things up a bit, in past years my birthdays and anniversaries had called for a sweet card and a Mylar balloon. As much as I missed having to wrestle a balloon from our ceiling fan this year, I was shocked and awed by his gift. It was simple, loving, and very affordable. It was a stack of index cards tied up with ribbon. On each one, was a reason he loved me...here's a few of my favorites...I love that you bake awesome cookies, I love how you are always thinking about how we can be a better family, and I love how you care about my soul. This was the BEST gift I have ever received!!! I don't think it gets any simpler either. So, I flipped them over and wrote why I loved him on the back and gave it to him for his birthday today..1-11-11, It was just too awesome of an idea not to copy.
Here are his favorites from me: I love your Prince Charming handsome smile, I love that even though you are smarter than me, you still think I am smart in my own "special" way, and I love that you listen to all my plans....even the crazy ones that don't work out.
This was really fun and it's so uplifting to think of all the positives about each other, when often, we are tempted to nit pick or dwell on the negative. When I am having a bad day, I just pull out the stack and read and smile...it really does wonders for my mood.