I Don’t Need You To Do Big Things For Me, I Just Want The Little Things

I Don’t Need You To Do Big Things For Me, I Just Want The Little Things

Love isn’t just about finding the right person and embarking on a beautiful star-crossed adventure. Love isn’t about fancy dates at snazzy restaurants or expensive honeymoons on private islands. Love isn’t just about eternal promises, blissful kisses, and endless nights of happiness. Sometimes, love is all about the little things.

All meaningful relationships are built on mutual empathy. It is not the big things that you do for me that matters, but those little moments of love, thoughtfulness, and affection that make a relationship fulfilling. You might shower me with diamond necklaces and luxury clothes, but if you forget to wish me on a happy birthday, chances are that the marriage is going downhill.


Whether it is sharing the last chocolate left in the fridge or preparing hot coffee when I need an instant recharge, it is these little acts of kindness that ultimately make my day.

It doesn’t matter if the restaurant is famous or not, your full mental presence is what makes me satisfied

Kissing at Sunset

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    I don’t need expensive presents, I like the gifts that fit my needs

    Angela & Alex-30

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      I don’t need you to stay with me all the time, I love the moments when you tell me you are missing me



        I don’t need you to get rich, I just love your smile and confidence

        Couple at Manhattanhenge

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          It doesn’t matter if you’re a communication expert, I just appreciate when you listen patiently without interrupting

          Misha and Matt

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            The strength of a relationship lies in the small ways we show our love every day. Whether it’s kissing my cheek before leaving for work, preparing a scented hot bath after a tiring day, or simply texting an ‘I love you’ when I’m all alone, it is the little things that make life and love beautiful.

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            60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

            60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

            Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. It’s important to take time out and remember all of the things to be thankful for that many of us take for granted.

              Here you’ll find 60 very solid things to be thankful for in your everyday life. These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have.

              1. Good Health

              Even if you’re health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for.

              2. Money in the Bank

              Having just a few coins makes you richer than most people on Earth.

              3. Good Friends

              Often, it’s the quality of friendships, not the quantity.

              4. Freedom of Religion

              Being able to worship whomever and however you want is something many people don’t ever experience.

              5. Your Parents

              Even if they’re dysfunctional, they gave you life.

              6. Weekends

              There’s something magical about weekends.

              7.Having a Partner

              Being in a romantic relationship can teach you so much about the world and yourself.

              8. Pets

              Pets offer one of the best examples of unconditional love.

              9. Learning from Mistakes

              If we never made mistakes, we wouldn’t learn much so it is one of those things we should be thankful for.

              10. Opportunity to Get an Education

              The opportunity to attend school is something many people don’t have.


              11. Having a Home

              Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, or a tent, having a place to call home is something to be thankful for.

              12. An Ability to Read

              If you’re reading this right now, you have a lot to be thankful for.

              13. Breathing Fresh Air

              Being able to step outside to breathe in fresh air is a good reminder how many little things we should be thankful for.

              14. A Bed to Sleep

              A bed is one of those things that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have one.

              15. Laughter

              Without laughter, the world would be a sad place.

              16. Safety and Security

              Being able to wake up without immense fear frees us up to really live life.

              17. Cars

              Without cars, it would take a lot longer to get our activities done.

              18. Sunshine

              The sun’s warmth can brighten any day.

              19. Time

              Although we often don’t think there’s enough of it, time is something we shouldn’t take for granted.

              20. Clean Water

              Many people on earth lack access to clean water.

              21. Cell Phones

              Cell phones make talking to loved ones easy.

              22. Love

              The world sure would be a different place if we lacked the ability to love.

              23. Books

              Books provide an opportunity to enter another world all from the comfort of your own home.


              24. Kindness of Strangers

              Never take the kindness of a stranger for granted.

              25. Campfires

              The simplicity of a campfire creates lifelong memories.

              26. Pain

              Without pain, it would be difficulty to appreciate life’s joys.

              27. Art

              The world would be less beautiful if art didn’t exist.

              28. Holidays

              Any reason to celebrate is something we should be thankful for.

              29. Freedom of Speech

              Being able to express your thoughts and feelings freely should never be taken for granted.

              30. Rainbows

              The beauty of a rainbow is unmatched.

              31. Tears

              Sometimes when there are no words to say, tears express how we feel for us.

              32. Waking up Today

              Simply waking up today means you have things to be thankful for.

              33. Indoor Plumbing

              Indoor plumbing not only provides convenience, it spares us from disease.

              34. Wisdom that Comes with Age

              Thankfully, we grow smarter over time.

              35. Mountains

              Mountains provide us with beauty and recreation.

              36. Eyesight

              Being able to see allows us to view the world’s beauty.


              37. Grocery Stores

              Grocery stores mean we don’t have to spend all of our time getting our own food.

              38. Sunsets

              Sunsets are a reminder that we should enjoy the simple things in life.

              39. Entertainment

              Entertainment gives us a way to relax and enjoy life.

              40. Your Mind

              Being able to think, remember, and solve problems sure makes life easier.

              41. Employment

              Even if you don’t like your job, being employed means someone thought you were special enough to hire.

              42. Diversity

              The world would be a boring place without diversity.

              43. Moon and Stars

              The moon and stars encourage us to dream.

              44. Electricity

              Electricity makes most of our chores efficient.

              45. Air Conditioning

              Staying cool on a hot day is something people wouldn’t have dreamed about in past centuries.

              46. Hearing

              Being able to hear your loved one’s voice is something that not everyone gets to do.

              47. Children

              Watching children laugh, grow, and dream can keep things in perspective.

              48. Ability to Learn

              The ability to learn new things means we have endless potential.

              49. People Willing to Teach

              Whether it’s your grandmother teaching you to knit or your plumber showing you how to prevent future problems, be grateful that others are willing to use their time and talents to teach you something new.


              50. Oceans

              The sea creatures in the ocean almost seem too mystical to be real.

              51. Modern Medicine

              Without advances in modern medicine, many of us wouldn’t be alive.

              52. Music

              Music brings out new emotions.

              53. Entrepreneurs

              Some of life’s best inventions resulted from an entrepreneur who was willing to take a risk.

              54. Warm Clothing

              On a cold day, there’s nothing more important than warm clothing.

              55. Freedom to Vote

              Being able to have a say in the laws should never be taken for granted.

              56. An Internet Connection

              It’s hard to believe how easy it is to take the internet for granted, seeing how none of us had just a couple of decades ago.

              57. Challenges

              Without challenges in life, we wouldn’t be the people we are now.

              58. Hiking Trails

              Hiking trails give us the chance to enjoy mother’s nature beauty.

              59. Vaccines

              Many of us wouldn’t be alive without today’s vaccinations.

              60. Armed Forces

              Our lives would likely be very different if we didn’t have protection from the armed forces.

              Realizing all the things you should be thankful for is the first step, practicing gratitude is what you should start doing:

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