By Jodi Milner

Jodi Milner author/bio pic

If you’re like anyone I know, no doubt you have hidden somewhere a pile of nice notes that you’ve received through the years. These little notes could be from your friends, your partner, or even your kids. Each and every one of them is treasured for the thought they share and how sweet it was that that person took the time to write a note just for you. 


When was the last time you sent a note to someone? Perhaps it was for a birthday or an anniversary, or maybe it was a random Tuesday. Often, we don’t think about writing nice notes unless it’s to celebrate a special occasion or to thank someone for something specific. In relationships, especially ones that we’ve been in for a while, more often than not we tend to skip the gesture of giving love notes to each other. 

It’s totally time to change that. Love notes and messages of support are powerful reminders that you care. I’ll bet even the thought of receiving a tiny love note in the middle of the day brings a smile to your face. Letting your significant other know that you are thinking of them instantly improves the feeling that the two of you are a team and are there to support each other. 

Write a note

Right now, literally this minute, pick up your phone and send a one-sentence text to your significant other or someone you love saying that you love them and are thinking of them. It’s that easy. If you want to be more adventurous, write down the same message on a sticky note and hide it where they’ll find it. I guarantee it will make them smile. 


Not sure what to say? The trick is to not overthink it. Try an easy compliment. Share how you love their smile or how they give the best hugs. Maybe they did something that made your day easier, like starting the dishwasher or taking out the garbage. Take a moment to thank them. Depending on your personality, don’t be afraid to be goofy or silly. 

No matter what you do, do it from the heart. This is you sharing a smile. 

Reconnection was a simple text away

Life with kids is hectic at the best of times and I tend to get overwhelmed easily. These past few years where there seems to be a significant change every few weeks when it comes to what’s happening at school and who is currently on break. My hubby knows that change tends to stress me out and he’s awesome at sending nice little texts to tell me when he’s thinking of me.

Every time he does, I can’t tell you just how much I appreciate it. At that moment, I feel loved and supported. I know that he loves and appreciates notes from me as well and I’ve caught him saving my sticky notes to look at again and again.

Discussion question: Where do you keep the nice notes that you receive?


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.