I had already vowed to be a better wife to Jimmy this weekend. I mean sure I tell him I love him every day and kiss him when he leaves and always say "be careful" as he heads out the door but do I show him? Every single day? Do I let him know just how much I love and appreciate all that he does for our family? Some days I'd say yes but some I'd say no. I don't ever want to say no.
For me this "challenge" happened before I even knew it was a challenge err...writing prompt. Friday night while Jimmy was finishing up The Avengers I decided to spend a little time in the kitchen. I made some more pumpkin muffins and decided I was going to pack him a really excellent lunch for work the next day. He's worked every Saturday since we've been home from vacation, poor guy, leaving him exhausted most days. He used to always ask me to pack his lunch, when I worked, and my response was always, "you pack my lunch!". Not nice.
You see, to him, packing his lunch is much more than that. It makes his morning easier, less stressful. It let's him know that I love him and care enough to do something so simple for him. The best part is that since he packs his lunch first thing in the morning he sees it immediately and, in his words, it makes his whole day so much better because he started off on a positive note. Something so small, that really takes no time at all, makes such a big impact on how his day is going to unfold.
So from now on I'm packing him a good lunch every day. I think it's the least I can do for all that he does for us.
And thus concludes day one of this 31 day challenge. So far it doesn't even seem like a challenge. With this "prompt", I'm sure I will have days where I feel like I'm going to fail but the hope is that even when I don't feel like being a good wife I will be. It's really not that hard and it's almost embarrassing that I am not just a "good wife" all the time. I mean we all have our days, right? Here's to the next 30 days.
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