If your tie-in isnt straight-out, if your shoes arent set on the carpeting by the door, if your dishes are left on the counter by the sink, then you dont love her.
See, its always been about the little things .
The smallest gestures that show you love person. That tell mutely and unconsciously, shes on your mind.
When you genuinely love person, it fills every pleat and cranny of their own lives. You think of that person, their desires, their wants and requires, and you are tuned into those things because they matter . .
You dont leave your dishes by the sink because it only takes another minute to rinse them and set them in the dishwasher. You dont walk around the house with shoes on because you know she appreciates her freshly-vacuumed floors.
You put your tie-in on straight-out because that goes to show appeared in the mirror. That you wanted to induce yourself presentable. That you thought of not only yourself, but of her, and desired to look your best, because shes yours and youre hers.
Its not because youre lazy, or forgetful, or made a mistake. Its because you overlooked this little thing. Which constructs into bigger things, which suddenly becomes an attitude of nonchalance. Of indifference. Of falling out of love.
See, when your ties straight-out, you were purposeful. You were dedicated. You wanted things to be right, even the little things. Because little things matter. Because you love her, and your appearance is a reflection of who you areyour happiness, your confidence, and your the representatives from two people , not just one.
It sounds stupid, doesnt it? That a lopsided tie-in could suddenly landslide into something much bigger. But its the principle of it. The idea that you didnt look in the mirror. Didnt ask her to give you a once-over. Didnt lean into her for a good morning, a good afternoon, a goodnight kiss where she would have immediately pulled back, furrowed her eyebrows, and righted that off-kilter tie.
You didn’t think to involve her in this seemingly mundane part of their own lives. And it turns out, these moments actually matter more than you think .
Maybe its stupid, to proclaim that a tie-in matters so much.
But perhaps it isnt. Perhaps modern-day love really is built on those little moments. Built upon the way we lean into one another, and the way we carry ourselves, show ourselves to the world, boldly proclaiming that And I’m proud to show it.
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