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Do you all have a morning routine? You do all the things and then you or your partner kiss and say, “have a good day” or “love you”? We do all the above every morning, without fail. Well this morning, I had to go to the bathroom so as my husband was getting the dog situated I was in the bathroom. He lightly knocked on the door.

Him: “I’m leaving, love you.”

Me: “Love you.”

I come out and go back to work. A few minutes go by and I’m workin away. Just arguing with my dog as usual (he thinks he runs this place). Next thing I know my husband is running up the stairs. He comes in my room, and plants one on me.

Me: “Love you, babe.”

Him: “Love you.”

And he walked out the door. He came back, just to give me a kiss. I don’t think spouses realize how much that means to the other person. I think sometimes, we get wrapped up in all that is this sh!t show we are living and miss the little things. The tiniest acts of love or kindness.

Now, my husband pays attention to all the details. Sometimes it’s as if he knows me better than I know myself. He sees when Im’m distracted, stressed, or overwhelmed. He has seen me at my worst. And he as seen me at my all time high in life. It’s like he just knows what to do and when to do it, most of the time. But that kiss, it’s not just a kiss. Its an action that he took to make my day better.

Why is it so hard for all of us to do that? It doesn’t have to be a kiss. But, when we pay attention to the details in the world around us, we can take the tiniest actions and try to make it a better place. Please, don’t go kissin a bunch of strangers in an effort to make this world a better place. That will quickly land you in the doctor’s office, for some reason or another. Sometimes, it’s just a “thank you” or using manners in general. Sometimes, it’s holding a door for that mom and her three kids. Sometimes, it’s simply asking how somebody else is doing.

Because, at the end of the day, it isn’t just a kiss. Below I have listed a few acts of kindness you can take to make somebody’s day.

Clean something that your spouse normally cleans

Pack their lunch

Pay for the person behind you

Ask them how their day is going

Be kind to the lady at the gas station

Acknowledge that person who did something different with their hair

Compliment somebody’s style

Say “Thank you”

All of these things take very little effort on your part, but could totally change somebody else’s day. It can lift their spirits. And what’s even better is they may feel the need to pay it forward to the next person.

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