Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 49: Cleaned the Entire House

My wife is my everything. She is also everything that anyone could ever ask for in a wife. She is beautiful, kindhearted, sweet, smart, a phenomenal mother, a delicious chef. I could honestly do 366 Days of Great Attributes for Lindsey and never mention the same one twice. She does so much for my daughter and I, and I sometimes feel between my work schedule, caring for Isla and my random acts, I haven't been showing my appreciation for her as I have in the past.

Anyone that knows Lindsey knows that she really likes having a clean house (think Danny Tanner from Full House). Since returning to work after her maternity leave, she has been stressed out by the fact that our hectic schedules have left little to no time to clean. It isn't that I am misogynistic and expect her to clean, but let's just say she is somewhat particular about the way she cleans. So today, for my random act of kindness, I cleaned the entire house floor to ceiling. My wife took my daughter to a play date for a couple of hours, so I knew I had to move quickly. I was able to finish about 5 minutes before they got home. When I opened the door, I told my wife that she was the recipient of today's random act. She didn't know what I was talking about, but when she walked in, she instantly started to cry. Right then I realized how much stress she was under, and I was happy I could help relieve some of it. I wanted her to know how much I truly appreciate everything she does and how much I love her. She is so excited to just kick back and relax on the couch for the rest of the night!



22 comments:

  1. So true: happy wife, happy wife.

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  2. Dude! I love your blog. It is so positive and so refreshing!

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  3. Wow! My mom would be thrilled if my dad did that. I should tell him about this post!

    ~*Abby*~

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  4. I love your blog, it's so uplifting! You are an amazing person

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  5. Congrats on being a "blog of note"..your blog is wonderful and you have to be the nicest person in Chicago..(where I grew up). What a great idea and maybe you learned it in Boy Scouts (do a good turn daily) but what ever motivated you to take on this challenge, I applaud you and will tell others about this and try to follow your example. You have a lovely family too so take care and good luck with the rest of your busy year!

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  6. Congratulations on being one of the "Blogs of Note"! Oh and stick to your wife. ;)

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  7. 366 acts of kindness in 366 days...?
    hope this blog inspires others too. You're doing a great job i think. Good luck for the other 316 days..

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  8. You are awesome!! I am so glad I came across your blog. Keep up the good work!!

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  9. You just scored major points for cleaning the house! Helping around the house is so huge for us ladies. We need that additional support in highly stressful times. So kudos to you for making your wife's night less stressful and overwhelming. Your kindness will be rewarded! Trust me.

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  10. That was very thoughtful of you, and I am intrigued by your Random Acts practice. Happy blogging! You more than deserve the 'blog of note' recognition.

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  11. Hellooo from Malaysia! stumbled upon this under "blogs of note", first time i actually clicked that and yours was the one to catch my eye. read through the entire blog so far, i now have immense respect for you! i too will take some pointers from your blog and do more random acts of kindness, today i even sent an email to post pals :)

    so, keep on keeping on and good luck!
    your wife and daughter are very lucky to have you :D

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  12. Hello, intresting blog, come to me and follow :)
    greet

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  13. That is very sweet I wish I could think of something good to for my girlfriend as she's a bit stressed too

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  14. This is so sweet :)
    Warmest regards,
    Ruby

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  15. This project of yours is great, very inspiring!

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  16. I've been following for awhile, and think that ALL of the random acts of kindness are wonderful.
    But this one brought tears to my eyes.
    Sometimes the kindest thing is recognizing what is important to another person...
    Made.
    My.
    Day.

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  17. Hi-I love this idea and have posted your blog link on my facebook page. I showed my 16 year old son your blog- he is an EMT and particularly appreciated your lunch gift to the Chicago firefighters.
    People like you make the world a better place!
    Gilly
    http://gillycannon.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi I like this idea

    http://kingdavidmoving.blogspot.com/

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  19. You rwife is a "Delicious Chef"... oh man. Did you eat her with some Fava beans and a nice chianti. Enjoyed the post Enjoy the blog.


    Sean of The Caribbean Catholc Blog

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  20. a really touching blog, and what a lovely Act of Random Kindness. It goes to show that sometimes it is the little things, close to home, that can mean so much. Next step is to Play it Forward, if those you did a Random Act for then took it on to do a Random Act themselves, just think where that ripple could lead! You've certainly inspired me to do my part!

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