Marriage Tip: Small Thing Often & Love Notes

Marriage Tip: Small Thing Often & Love Notes

"Small things often" is a phrase coined by relationship expert Dr. John Gottman to emphasize the importance of consistently making small, positive gestures towards your partner in order to strengthen your relationship. Rather than grand gestures or occasional displays of affection, the idea is that consistently doing small things like showing interest in your partner's day, expressing appreciation, or offering physical affection builds a strong foundation of love and connection.

One great way to put "small things often" into practice is by leaving a love note for your partner. A simple note expressing your love, appreciation, or gratitude can have a big impact on your partner's day. It shows that you're thinking about them, even when you are not physically together, and serves as a reminder of your love and commitment. A love note is a small but powerful way to practice "small things often" and show your partner how much you care.

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  1. I just cannot help being in love with you. It is the easiest thing for me to do.
  2. It is not true that you only fall in love once. I know this because every time I look at you, I fall in love all over again.
  3. You are the only person that I could ever have eyes for.
  4. You are like the guy/woman of my dreams but much better, because this is real life.
  5. When I look at you, I can see the rest of my life in your eyes.
  6. I was not planning on falling in love with you, but I am sure glad that I did.
  7. I fell madly in love with you because of a million little things that you did not even realize you were doing.
  8. I love you more than words can ever say.
  9. You bring so much color into my world that used to be so dull and gray.
  10. If you were a fish and I was the sea, you would still be the only fish in the waters for me.
  11. I am madly and deeply in love with you. You can see it in my smile.
  12. You are nothing short of everything to me.
  13. I love you so much that I would do anything to see you smile.
  14. In your arms, I feel safe and loved.
  15. Wherever you are is where I want to be.
  16. Do you even know how special you are to me? There is no one else in this world like you, you are one of a kind. And you are the only guy out there for me.
  17. Even after all of this time that we have spent together, I find myself loving you more and more as time goes on.
  18. I do not need dreams because I already have you, and you are my dream fully realized.
  19. I do not need to go to paradise because you are my paradise.
  20. Everywhere I look I am reminded of your love because you are my whole world.
  21. I know what love is because you showed me what love is.
  22. You are my paradise. I would gladly be stranded on you for the rest of my life.
  23. I look into your eyes and I see my soul mirrored back at me.
  24. You are always my rainbow after the storm.
  25. Even though I am not your first kiss or your first love, that is okay. As long as I am your last everything.
  26. I feel safe in your strong, loving arms.
  27. I have loved you for many days and I hope to love you for a million more.
  28. You and I are a match made in heaven.
  29. I cannot wait to see you tonight so I can kiss you.
  30. You are more than I could have ever hoped for.
  31. Do you have any idea how much I love you?
  32. To me, you are perfect.
  33. I love you with all of my heart.
  34. I am still wearing the smile that you gave me.
  35. I would choose you over and over again.
  36. In your arms is where I always want to be.
  37. I just thought that you should know how amazing you are.
  38. I miss you so much that I want to kiss you.
  39. I am counting down the hours until I get to see you.
  40. How did I get so lucky to find a guy like you?
  41. You are my true happiness.
  42. Every day you manage to take my breath away.
  43. Because of you, I get to fall asleep feeling happy every single night.
  44. Thank you for making me the happiest and luckiest woman in the world.
  45. There is no one else I would rather be with than you.
  46. Being with you makes me feel like I won the lottery. And you are my big prize.
  47. I used to wonder if dreams could come true. Now that I have met you and have you in my life, I know that they do.
  48. Telling you that I love you does not even begin to describe how I feel about you.
  49. Ever since I met you, even the smallest things are extraordinary.
  50. Everyone has their own love story, but I will always think that ours is the best one of all.
  51. I would never want to live in a world that does not have you in it. I love you far too much.
  52. The amount of love that I have for you cannot be summed up in just a few simple words.
  53. With you, love I as easy as breathing.
  54. I am just addicted to you.
  55. Every day with you is another adventure.
  56. The sun may be hot, but you are still the hottest thing in my life.
  57. I hope that your day is as wonderful as you are.
  58. When I think of you, I smile.
  59. You will be mine always and for forever.
  60. You have my heart for the rest of my life.
  61. My love for you is forever.
  62. You are my happy place.
  63. I am crazy about you.
  64. You are my soul mate.
  65. I am yours forever.
  66. You are all I need.
  67. You are my sweetheart.
  68. I get butterflies when I think about you, which is all the time.
  69. Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite one.
  70. Once upon a time, I became yours and you became mine.
  71. I have followed my heart, and it has led me to you.
  72. You are my soul mate
  73. You are my happily ever after.
  74. You are my one and only.
  75. I never thought that I could be this happy and I have you to thank for making it happen.
  76. You have the most beautiful soul that I have ever known.
  77. Thinking of you and counting down the hours until I can see your face again.
  78. I love you and that is all you really need to know.
  79. Sending you hugs and kisses from afar.
  80. You make me melt.
  81. I think that we are really cute together.
  82. You have a way of making me smile every day.
  83. My heart skips a beat when you look at me.
  84. You are the center of my world.
  85. My love for you cannot be contained or measured.
  86. You have no idea how much you have changed my life.
  87. Your smile lights up my soul like nothing else.
  88. When my hand is in yours, I know that everything is alright.
  89. Your love is a breath of fresh air in a world that can be stifling.
  90. Your love has made my life a fairytale.
  91. I would say that I love you to death, but I want to love you for all of eternity.
  92. I want to kiss you all over.
  93. Let’s go to bed early tonight.
  94. Let’s misbehave together.
  95. I want to do bad things with you.
  96. I just want to fall asleep with you tonight.
  97. All I can think about today is how much I want to be in your arms.
  98. I love falling asleep next to you at night and waking up by your side in the morning.
  99. My heart skips when you touch me.
  100. You make me weak in the knees.
  101. I am hungry for your kiss.
  102. Your kisses make my heart flutter.
  103. You are always the first and last thing on my mind every single day.
  104. When I look at you, I get a feeling that everything will be okay, no matter what happens.
  105. You have no clue how fast my heart beats when I see you.
  106. My love for you is so high that it stretches to the sky.
  107. You are my better half.
  108. You are my best friend and my one true love.
  109. I am all yours and you are all mine.
  110. I feel so lucky to have you.
  111. It does not matter where you are. I love you no matter the distance between us.
  112. You are my destiny.
  113. I love listening to you whether it is your words or your silence.
  114. You have my heart forever.
  115. You have my love.
  116. When I am with you, nothing else matters.
  117. What you and I have is magical.
  118. Your love is the reason that I wake up with such happiness every morning.
  119. You are not just my love. You are the air I breathe and I cannot live without you.
  120. If love is a mental disease, then I must be out of my mind.
  121. One day I met you and found the missing piece to my puzzle.
  122. You complete me.
  123. You make me want to be a better person.
  124. I will love you until forever separates us.
  125. Your love gives me life.
  126. Your love has awakened my soul.
  127. The love between us is everything.
  128. I love you more than life itself.
  129. When I look at you I think that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.
  130. Your love is such a gift.
  131. Your love energizes me.
  132. You know the way to my heart.
  133. I will love you until the end of time.
  134. All of me loves all of you.
  135. You are my weakness.
  136. Forever is a long time and I still want to spend it by your side.
  137. I love you for everything that you are.
  138. I will never forget about the moment I realized that I loved you.
  139. Your arms feel more like home than any house that I have ever been in.
  140. My heart stops when you look over at me.
  141. Life is a journey and our love has made the journey worth it.
  142. I smile a lot more than I used to since you came into the picture.
  143. Even on the bad days I am still in love with you.
  144. I am never fully whole when we are apart. That is because you carry a piece of my heart.
  145. I love every little tiny thing about you so much.
  146. You are so cute that I could stare at you all day long.
  147. I wish I could curl up in your arms right now.
  148. Whatever our souls are made of, I know that yours and mine are the same.
  149. The good things in my life are even better now because you are in it.
  150. There are two things that I want in this world: you and us.
  151. I was living such an ordinary life until you came along and turned it into a fairytale.
  152. When I follow my heart, it leads me straight to you.
  153. I looked at you as a friend until I realized that I loved you more than that.
  154. If I could pick anyone in the world, it would still be you.
  155. I still remember the feeling of when we first kissed.
  156. Having you next to me right now would be just perfect.
  157. You make me look forward to the future.
  158. You are the love of my life and my best and truest friend.
  159. When you are away I get homesick for you.
  160. When I am with you, the hours feel like minutes and the minutes feel like seconds.
  161. Your love is as bright and as warm as the sun.
  162. When you put your arms around me, I am home.
  163. Love was just a word until you came along to give it meaning.
  164. I stole your heart and you stole mine.
  165. You are my wish come true.
  166. Love has led me to you.
  167. You discovered parts of me that I never even knew existed. I love you so much.
  168. Sometimes you make me smile for no particular reason.
  169. You are my favorite addiction.
  170. Making all of these memories with you is my favorite thing to do.
  171. Chocolate was my only weakness until I met you.
  172. You are the only guy that I see a future with.
  173. You make me happy in a way that nobody else ever has or ever will.
  174. You will never find a woman who loves you more than I do.
  175. You are my biggest reason to be happy.
  176. You are cute when you smile.
  177. You stole my heart, but I have decided to let you keep it.
  178. Whenever I picture myself happy, it is with you.
  179. I did not choose you, but my heart did.
  180. You make me melt like a popsicle on the hottest day of the year.
  181. You do not cross my mind because you already live in it.
  182. I will never give up on you because I love you. And I will never give up on us.
  183. I can’t remember how I ever lived without you.
  184. You make me laugh even when I am not trying to smile.
  185. I am so lucky to be in love with my best friend.
  186. You are my love, my laughter, my happily ever after.
  187. If kisses were snowflakes then I would send you a whole blizzard right now.
  188. I want to make you as happy as you make me.
  189. Let’s have dessert first when you get home today. Meet me in our bedroom.
  190. I love you more than Oprah loves her favorite things.
  191. I love you more than a mouse loves cheese.
  192. I love you more than hot chocolate during the Christmas season.
  193. Let us work together to break the Guinness World Record of cuddling.
  194. I did not fall for you; you tripped me and I fell pretty hard.
  195. I love you because of your personality but your looks are a huge bonus.
  196. I love you because you are as amazing, as smart, and as beautiful as I am.
  197. I did not fall for you, you tripped me.
  198. I love you even though you snore at night.
  199. I love you even more because you are such a wonderful father to our children.
  200. Every day that I spend being your wife reminds me of how blessed I am to have you in my life.
  201. I am blessed to have you as my husband.
  202. Thank you for working hard to provide for our family. I love you.
  203. I could have never hoped for a better husband than you.
  204. Thank you for being a loving husband.
  205. Thank you for saying “I do” on that special day. I love you always and forever.
  206. God knew that my heart needed you.
  207. God must have sent you to me because you are a miracle in my life.
  208. Being with you has brought me closer to God.
  209. I cannot help but think that God sent you to me. You are the perfect partner and I love you more and more each day.
  210. When I am with you, heaven is a place on Earth.
  211. Miracles really do happen. Not only did I meet you, I fell in love with you and have a happy life with you.
  212. God keeps me alive, but you keep me in love.
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