I've really been trying to focus this week on being less selfish in marriage.
I want to make sure that I am always putting Taylor's needs ahead of my own, 100% of the time.
And, as I'm sure most of you married folk would agree, it takes work.
Last night, Taylor came home from a really hard day at work.
I had already mentally scheduled out my night: finish cooking dinner, go to the gym, fold all laundry.
When Taylor came home, we talked about his day, and then I was ready to get started on my mental "to-do" list.
But as I stood up to finish cooking dinner, I stopped.
I knew that my to-do list wasn't half as important as cheering Taylor up.
Sure, I had given him a hug, a kiss, some sympathy, and a little cuddle time--but he was still upset over his "rough day."
As hard as it was for my little brain that goes 1,000x-per minute when to-do items are on the list, I decided to make the rest of the night about Taylor.
Taylor's all-time favorite thing is going out to eat, and I'm a little bit of a nazi when it comes to spending money on food.
But last night, I decided Taylor could use a few of his favorite things.
I stopped making dinner and told Taylor we were going out to eat instead.
And, after eating, we would come home and cuddle up to a movie.
And you know what?
Last night is going in the books as one of the most fun nights we had.
We talked about some real things in our lives and had the best conversation at dinner.
Even though I had to break my perfect streak for working out in 2014, and even though those clothes still aren't folded, and even though that dinner only got half-made--it was worth it.
every. single. second.
I think I'm often so focused on things that "need to get done" that I miss out on the little things.
I want to be more focused on rain-checking my to-do list, instead of rain-checking life.
Especially when it comes to spending time with my cutie husband.
It's the little things--like cuddling up to a movie on a Tuesday night--that are so special in life.