But I don't want to lose that kind of cuteness just because we're three years into our relationship. That kind of cuteness--hey, I like you so much I'm going to exert some time and energy to come up with something creative to make you smile--should never go away.
I think it's important, however, to give ourselves permission to make something a little less than oue very best. If we're always putting our all into all our creative side projects, we won't be able to fit as many into our lives.
For example, Matt is out of town right now. When he returns on Thursday, I'll be out of town. I made cookies this morning to bring to a lunch with a friend, so I went ahead and set aside three of them for Matt. Then I took two seconds to write on sticky notes. Voila! It certainly isn't my most ingenious or creative effort, but it's the thought that counts.
Find all tips here