You do not need to spend a lot of money to remind someone you love them. You do not need to buy extravagant gifts to make someone’s day 1000 times better. Sometimes, all you need is to surprise someone with something they didn’t even know they wanted.
Around 2pm today, I started getting tired. Nothing new, just normal food-coma after lunch tired.
“I’m tired,” I messaged my boyfriend.
“Aww…” G commiserated. “Do you want coffee?”
“Yes,” I told him, my mind still trying to solve my current work problem.
“I’m down the street on a sales call,” he wrote back. I didn’t even have a chance to respond to this because I was so busy.
Half an hour later, I got a call.
“You have a visitor in the lobby,” the receptionist told me. I thanked her and told her I’d be right down, slightly irritated because I still couldn’t solve my work problem. I started down to the lobby, curious. I knew it had to be G since no one else would show up at my work. Dare I hope?
As I opened the door to the lobby, I saw him. Standing there, holding a drink from Starbucks. A grin broke out on my face.
“What is this?” I asked.
“You said you were tired,” he answered, smiling at me.
It took less than $5 for me to be flooded with happiness, feeling love overwhelm me. I kissed him and all my worries of the day flew away.
I wanted to tell the receptionist, “We live together! I saw him this morning and I’ll see him in a few more hours. We’ve lived together for a couple years now. We’ve been dating for NINE years. Nine years and he still surprises me like this.”
Sometimes, it’s the small things that matter. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to show your love to someone. In fact, you really don’t have to spend any money. In this case, it took less than $5 for my day to go from ordinary to extraordinary and for me to be bursting at the seams with love for this man.