Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It is enough.

I really don't talk about the guy I'm kind of dating on here often, but I had to share his sweet little gesture this morning. I had a rough day at work yesterday and he was on the receiving end of several texts that made this painfully obvious. He knows about some battles I've been fighting lately with lazy coworkers and he's aware of my control-freak, perfectionist ways that sometimes hinder rather than help me. He gets it, which is nice.

Well, this morning, as usual after a bad day, he sent me a good morning text, just checking in to see how my mental state was (aka, am I still on the path to kill someone). I told him I was doing better than yesterday, still a bit tense and frustrated, but feeling quiet so I didn't think I'd be snapping at anyone. We bantered back and forth a bit, eventually coming around to the composition class that he's taking. He is a very good and articulate writer, but he sometimes gets lost in all of the grammatical rules, which is where I excel. He knows that I'm always willing to look over his papers and that, as weird as it sounds, the simple act of editing calms me. Eventually I got a text that said, "check your inbox. No worries (timewise) I thought it could be relaxing", and in my email was his latest paper and a little note:

Give the paper the business
Today will be better.

It's a small gesture that has rewards for both of us, but it's the personal knowledge behind it that I find so sweet. Sure, he gets an editing out of the deal, but I get a little peace of mind amidst the chaos that has been my Monday and my morning. And, knowing him, that was his intent: this was for me, not for him.

No matter who it is, be it a family member, friend, the guy (or gal) you're crushing on or even a coworker, just knowing that someone out there gets it and wants to make sure you have a smile or two during the day is enough.

It is absolutely enough.


  1. I was just thinking that I wished you talked about your "boy toy" more often because I know NOTHING about him. =) Glad he was able to make your day better

  2. Um..I'm recommenting but yes, yes it is :D :D

  3. Haha I love that :) No surprise here, but I get enjoyment out of editing papers, too! Haha. 2 peas in a pod.

  4. I WISH we heard more about him :) So, did the editing calm you? That is sweet that he gets you!

  5. so happy you shared this with us! your guy is sounding great so far...can't wait to hear, or see, more. ;)


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