Saturday, September 12, 2009

~ Show a Little Appreciation ~

It's story time! So, this girl had a long day at work. She rushed home because she wanted to cook an awesome dinner for her boyfriend. He was getting off late too, so she thought she had time for a well-prepared dinner. She marinated the steak, prepared the salad, made the mash potatoes with the little bacon bits that he liked so much.

Ninety minutes later, food was ready, but he wasn't home. She called him, but he didn't pick up. She waited and waited and finally, he came home. She heated up the food and started eating with him. He didn't say much...just trenched the steak in hot sauce, scarfed it down in 5 minutes, sat down on the couch and turned on the TV.

Now, she was mad. She started clearing away the dishes, banging stuff around. He continued to watch TV. She shouted "wash the dishes!!!" from the kitchen and stormed upstairs to get ready for bed. Then, he yelled after her, "Can't you wash it? I am tired! What's your problem?".

What started out as a nice dinner ended up with a 3 hour fight when they were both cranky and tired. If he just showed some appreciation for the wonderful dinner she made. Or, if she just mentioned that he should relax and enjoy dinner and maybe how she cooked so he would that she took a lot of time to make it. The evening might've ended with both of them relaxing in front of the TV or something a little more exciting. Who knows?

The point is, sometimes, you just don't know how much time and love someone puts into something he does for you. Something he doesn't have to do, but he does because he loves you. This is not just for couples. This is true with all relationships, between you and your friends, between you and your brother, or you and your mom. So, show some appreciation :)

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Kym said...

i absolutely agree! appreciation goes a LOOONGGGG way!

Whit said...

Gosh, this is something I really needed to hear! I'm going to send this to my loved ones... :)

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeously cool site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hi ! Your posts are original - it's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....have a great Sunday !

pxyjk said...

It sounds like both of you had a bad day. Hopefully next time both of you will be more understanding of each other.

Ruby Mountain Beads said...

i love the pictures of Etsy products you used to help illustrate your story. This is a reminder that we all need!

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