Love is all you need

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Love is all you need
{I keep this heart in my bag and bring it with me everywhere I go!}
Love is all you need whether the task is big or small. It’s a beautiful reminder for the everyday things we do in a marriage.

I read this article once that predictability helps make a blooming relationship thrive. The two of you finishing each other’s sentences is the sweetest. Your husband surprising you with your favorite flowers on a random day sends shivers up your spine. Cooking your husband’s favorite meal every Saturday night is something you look forward to.

Then as the years of marriage go by, predictability becomes the enemy. The two of you finishing each other’s sentences makes you wonder if there’s any mystery left. Surprises happen less or often times expected. With that comes resistance to preparing surprises. Regular activities become more of a routine.

My husband and I have been married for eleven years, so we’ve experienced both the exciting, “kilig” kind of predictability and the boring kind of predictability. I’ve read up on so many articles that give tips on how to keep the excitement alive, but the truth is, there is just one quote that helps me keep things in perspective.

Love is all you need.

It’s all you need, whether the things you do are big or small. Preparing his toothbrush before bed. Picking her up from work. Preparing his lunch. Walking her to the curb. Planning a vacation. Working on the household budget together. Putting rice on his plate. Giving her a kiss on the forehead.

Putting love into every little thing you do makes everything worth doing. There’s no grudge in cooking the Saturday night meal. There’s no negativity in routine. When you come from a place of love, everything is beautiful.

In the big things, and especially the small things we tend to overlook, love is all we really need.

3 Comments on Love is all you need

  1. A Gracious Life
    September 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Such, sweet inspiring words Toni. You make it sound really simple and when I think about it, it really is! I miss my husband more now. Sigh.
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    • Toni
      September 8, 2014 at 10:59 am (3 years ago)

      *hugs* Thanks for the words of inspiration. Sending you much love!

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  2. Coach Rye
    September 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I totally agree with this: “Putting love into every little thing you do makes everything worth doing.” I need to work on this more since there are moment when small irritations get in the way and words / actions are not said / done lovingly.

    I’s good that you put in the right context behind the statement “Love is all you need.” It has to be real, mature love. One that goes beyond feelings but involved actions.

    Sorry for being a bit nega, but I’ve seen too many relationships falter because even though they say they love each other, they don’t put in the necessary effort to make it work.
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