With some free time while his girlfriend was working at a women’s shelter nearby, Michael Oonk did the unthinkable: housework! After a long day of work, school, or life, no one wants to come home to a messy house and have to clean it up, but that is exactly what Oonk did. In an interview, he said that he and his girlfriend Laine both contribute to the upkeep of their home but that night, she wasn’t home and had had a very busy day. He decided to clean up the house and send her pictures of him doing so. What’s sexier than knowing once you get home from work, you get to relax because everything is already done? Oonk posted these photos on Facebook to remind everyone that it is the “small, everyday gestures” that show people you love them. He says that small gestures, like leaving a note in one another’s lunchbox, are things the couple regularly do because “the little things add up.”
This couple’s thoughtfulness goes far in the world of communication. Acts of service are sometimes just as valuable as words of kindness. An act of service is something you do for someone, freely given with no strings attached, that makes them feel loved. It could be something as small as cooking breakfast for them while they stay in bed or running an errand for them, or something like cleaning the whole house. This act says, “I know you have had a busy day and you deserve the chance to relax,” without explicitly saying it. We couldn’t agree more with Oonk, so surprise the one you love by doing the not-so-fun task before they get home and spend the time you have together, together!
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