– Do you remember when folks used to send snail mail?? (gasp! I know!) How about the Caillou episode where all Caillou’s mom got in the mail was “Bills, bills, bills”? Caillou wants to send his mommy a card to make her feel better and guess what?? It did! You know you love it. Going to the mailbox and getting a card or note in the mail is like hitting the jackpot for a bright spot in your day. Well, if that is how you feel, then what about sending your spouse a just because card? I do know some folks who put notes in their spouse’s luggage when they travel, but if they don’t travel much, what about putting something in the mail to be received at home, or work, or on his pillow? Send your girlfriend a quick note saying that you are glad to know she’s there when you need her and if you haven’t said it lately, thanks! (yes, you may talk to that friend at least once a day anyway, but why not spread the sunshine….especially on a rainy day.) It doesn’t have to be much, just a little something. Trust me, a little goes a long way with your girlfriends, but also with your honey. Or your kids?? Don’t you remember when mom used to stick a note in your lunch box? I heard it said recently, that notes happen a lot during the early years of school (kindergarten and first grade) when it is especially hard for little ones to read by themselves, so the teachers have to help, but what about sticking a piece of candy on an index card and a quick note to your tween or teen? (Attach some sweet tarts and say something corny like “I love you, sweet-tart” – I bet you a nickle you get at least a smile if not a slight eye roll – but they will remember it.)
– Last, but not least, having trouble getting things together for a date night? Fun budget went out with your kids new shoes budget? (be sure to check out Amee’s tips for clothes shopping – but if that is still not enough) why not have date night IN? Be creative. It doesn’t take much money all it takes is a little planning and thought. The days are getting longer and the weather a tad warmer. Why not send your hubby an invitation (yes, another index card) to meet you on the back deck, share some adult beverages, some left over pizza or a special dinner that you have set aside after giving the kiddos their favorite “kid fare”. Conversation that is uninterrupted? Priceless!