A Little Love Goes a Long Way!

Welcome friends! If you are found your way here through my Encouragement for Today devotion, I’m so glad you stopped by. I’ve got two things for you today. First,  the short and fun post below along with a BOOK give-away. Also I’ve got a link that will take you to the rest of the story of what God did that day I wrote about in my devotions – and how He gave me new direction and purpose as a mom -along with a chance to win my “Purpose-Driven Mom Gift Pack.” {The link is at the end of this post.}

   “A simple word can renew hope.”
Lois Mayday Rabey

When she wrote The Husband Project, her goal was simple: create 21 simple, and inexpensive projects for women who wanted to bless their husband. {I love simple!}

In her book, The Husband Project, my oh-so-fun friend and author Kathi Lipp helps us do everything we can to love on our man –  from planning a guy-date to getting him a pint of his favorite Ben & Jerry’s. And I loved hearing how one of the most effective “Projects” was also the simplest: Write him some Post-it Note sized encouragement.

Post-It Note Challenge – Write Something Fun or Flirty for Your Man!

Are you ready to show your man a little love today? If so, here are your instructions:

  1. Grab a Post-it
  2. Write something, fun, flirty, or a little scandalous on it {we give you permission…}
  3. Put that Post-it somewhere where only HE will find it

It can be words of encouragement, something sweet or flirty and so on. Leave the post it where only he will find it. It can be in his briefcase, wallet, on his car steering wheel, underwear drawer, tool box, whatever he is going to open or use today. Below, Kathi has listed 21 ideas to get you started thinking. If you need to, use one from the list below. OR make up your own Post-It Love note – cause a little LOVE goes a long way.

21 Post-It-Sized Encouragements

  1. I’m praying for you today.
  2. Those jeans are really working for you…
  3. I love you.
  4. You are the best dad!
  5. You’re the kind of husband that makes the other wives jealous.
  6. You rock my world!
  7. Can’t wait to see you tonight – meet me upstairs…
  8. Thanks for working hard to provide for us. I appreciate all that you do.
  9. You make me feel beautiful.
  10. I thank God for you every day.
  11. How did I get so lucky, being married to a guy like you?
  12. You’re great!
  13. You make every day more fun.
  14. Have a great day.
  15. You’re hot!
  16. I feel so safe with you.
  17. Smart and good looking – I’ve got the whole package in you!
  18. You can be very distracting, you know…
  19. Our kids are so blessed to have a dad like you.
  20. That smile I wear – it is all because of you.
  21. God have blessed me in big ways by letting me be your wife.

Remember, you have more power than you know to change the direction of your man’s day.

So go grab that Post-it and put a little love in his day, cause a little LOVE goes a long way!

Enter to win a copy of The Husband Project. Kathi is giving away 3 copies!! Tell us what you wrote on your post it note (or if it’s “too hot to handle” just write TMI in the comments below) Click “Share Your Thoughts” below to enter.

For my single lady friends… Today’s tips are totally transferable to everyone in our love-lives. In fact, I plan to make a little love go a long way with my co-workers and my kids with these ideas from Kathi.

For more ways to encourage your man check out Kathi’s Valentine’s specials and subscribe to her blog to receive her FREE E-book “14 Ways to Have a Happier Husband”!

You can read my Encouragement for Today devotion here or click here to read part two of the story my devo and find out what God did to give me new direction and purpose as a mom and enter to win my “Purpose-Driven Mom Gift Pack.”

Comments

  1. Natasha Sabine says:

    I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and inspiring man in my life as i have in you.

    • Ever since we met, you’ve brought nothing but good into my life…..every new thing I’ve learned about you is a happy discovery, and every moment spent with you leaves me wanting more. I love you!!

  2. I am so thankful for all you do to make my life easier.

  3. Baby, you rock my world!! I’m so glad you’re mine!!!

  4. I am so thankful to have a husband that puts GOD first in all we do!!

  5. Come pray with me – as today begins the season of Lent and our focus in our church is to pray without ceasing, pray for our nation, our homeless. As our marriage is shaking like a leaf – what a perfect time to start Lent and rebuild our foundation by turning to God.
    Karen g

  6. You are such an awesome husband and daddy! I am so blessed that you are mine!

  7. Thank you for being such a GREAT dad!
    love, your grateful wife

  8. I read your devotion today regarding wanting to quit. I was in tears the other day feeling exactly the same way. I need a new perspective. I need to let go and let God take over, I am just not sure how to do that. Thank you for your resources… Please pray for me.

    • Im praying for you right now Joan. You are not alone sweet friend. God just laid this verse on my heart for you:

      The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18

  9. Thank you for working hard to support our family. I love you!

  10. You make me want to be a better wife and mom. I love you!

  11. I am so glad to be married to a praying man like you!

  12. Angie Miller says:

    Needing some motivation to do this……maybe the book could point me in the right direction.

  13. Sherry Smith says:

    I thank God for you everyday.

  14. You are an answer to prayer and such a blessing to our family. I love you so much and am so thankful for you ~ for your joyful spirit, your love of life, your positive outlook, your strong and comforting arms…you’re my everything.

  15. You’re the kind of husband that makes the other wives jealous.

    He’s such a God loving man, he leads our life group after working all day. He’s an amazing father to 3 children that are mine from a previous marriage. He’s truly a blessing sent from God to us!

  16. Betty Sanchez says:

    What I wrote for my husband…. ‘You truly are a blessing from God for my and our family. I love you. Thank you for loving me!’

  17. love you to the moon and back and then some…

  18. Corlis Campbell says:

    Thanks for being my best friend and supporting me in whatever I choose to do.

  19. Natalie Robson says:

    We fit.

  20. I am grateful God brought you into my life!

  21. Thank you for showing me what unconditional love looks like. I am so proud your my man :)

  22. Boy I could sure use some help in this area! Thanks for the ideas!

  23. Molly Mendenhall says:

    Miss you! Can’t wait until you get home! Love you!

  24. Good morning! I love the occasional love note or anything that makes my husband smile when we’re apart. I would use caution on the content though. Once I put a “suggestive” note in my husband’s lunch bag and his boss got it by mistake – LOL!

  25. Brandi Strickland says:

    Baby, I woke up today with a prayer in my heart and a smile on my face as, in the midst of our family and house-hunting struggles, I knew that with a man like you beside me, God has truly blessed me and my home is wherever you are! You are an awesome hubby and daddy and God is so faithful for giving me you! Have a peacefilled day!

  26. You da man!

  27. I am very proud of you and how hard you work. Thank you! Love you!

  28. Thank you for making such wonderful breakfasts!

  29. Patrice Bryant says:

    My favorite place to be is still wrapped in your arms!!

  30. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face everyday…

  31. Kimberly Fields says:

    You are my everything. You are a true blessing from God. You are my Always and Forever!!!!

  32. You make me feel beautiful.

  33. I thank God for you, You make every day more fun!

  34. Thank s for being a great dad and husband! I love you.

  35. Katie Emert says:

    “I have prayed about you since I was a little girl and I am so honored that God answered my prayer. Thank you for 25 glorious years!”

  36. I wrote”thanks for working so hard! I appreciate it!”

  37. The longer we are married, the richer our relationship becomes. Thank you for being the best husband to me.

  38. TMI to share…. :)

  39. You’re my favorite!

  40. God gave me you for our ups & downs!
    I Love you forever and a day honey !!!!

  41. My best friend just told me about this book yesterday – the fact that you’re giving it away must be God’s influence saying that I need to read this book!

    Here’s my note (sent via email):
    Thank you for getting (daughter) up and going this morning. I really appreciate even the smallest things, and need to tell you that more often. I love you!

  42. Brianna Thomas says:

    I thank God for you every day!

  43. This is very similar to something my husband and I do. We have a picture frame that says, “I love you because…” that we leave little notes on with a dry erase marker. My last note said, ” I thank God for you every day.”

  44. Vanessa Wynn says:

    I’ve never read your book, but my husband and I have done this for a long time. We would find them and stick them to the door facing around our bathroom door to read every day, until the door frame got filled up and then we put them all over the walls. So, our bathroom is a private love letter between the two of us, plaster in a multi-colored wallpaper of post-it notes!

  45. ” Thank you for seeing me through eyes of unconditional love.always. love you more than yesterday”

  46. I’m praying for you today and always!

  47. TMI…..TMI…..TMI !!!!!!!

  48. Katie Rachal says:

    You are the final piece to my puzzle!

  49. Marisol Torres says:

    Thank you for always being there for me! <3

  50. “You are strong, smart and capable.”

  51. God has blessed me in BIG ways by letting me be your wife….Have a great day. I love you!

  52. My sweet hubby works in ND 4 to 5 weeks at a time and this Valentines day he’ll be there and not here so I’ll have to text him his post it which would say: You are the peanut butter that completes my jelly….;)

  53. carol fisher says:

    “Your DA best!”

  54. You are an amazing husband & father! I am so proud you are ours!

  55. God BLESSED me with you~

  56. Thank you for taking good care of our children.

  57. Note to my hubby: “Thank you for being an incredible, selfless provider and protector of our family! We miss you so much, and can’t wait until your crazy travel/study schedule is over and we can be a complete family again!”

  58. TMI… !

  59. I really like suggestion # 8 – really appreciate that my husband is a hard-worker. I’m sure my husband would really appreciate some “TMI” notes!

  60. Baby, you’re the GREATEST!

  61. I didn’t write any today. But, I am going to cut out some heart shapes tonight, write notes on them and hang them in our medicine cabinet, on his desk, and other places he’ll find them after I go to work tomorrow. Some of the things I will write are “I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know”, and “Love you lot’s, love you always.” I know I need to do this more than just on Valentine’s Day. My husband isn’t walking with the Lord right now and God has been nudging me about showing him more love, respect, and encouragement so maybe the book will help me with that.

  62. Debbie Graham says:

    My Post-It to my husband reads: “You’re amazing! Vision Fundraising is gonna be huge because YOU will make it so. I admire your determination and love you so much. <3 Me

  63. Jill Kuiper says:

    Thanks for all you do for our family! :)

  64. Thanks for working so hard to make our dreams a reality!

  65. I wouldn’t want to live life with anyone but you! I love you forever!

  66. “Thank you for being the Man of God He has called you to be.”

  67. Tammie Hewitt says:

    Our children have the most amazing role model, their own expectations for their future are molded by the way you show them how to be a man, a husband, and a father. Thank you for being you!

  68. I am ready to quit! I am in the process of a divorce. I have four young children at home and work fulltime as a teacher. I am overwelmed and tired of taking care of everything and everybody. I just want to sit down and cry.

    • Oh Lana, Im so sorry. I wish I could come over and take your kids to the park and give you some time to rest. I wish I could sit across the table and tell you just how much your life matters – to your family and to your students – but most of all to Jesus. I wish we could have coffee and I could look into those weary eyes and just listen and let you vent. He’s by your side. He’s bending down and looking up into your eyes as you rest your head in your hands and wonder if anyone notices all that you are doing. He sees. He notices. He cares. Oh how he cares. Im praying for you sweet friend. Lifting your load and your weary heart to Him tonight.

      “You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.” Psalm 18:35 (NIV 1984)

  69. Thanks for being a great husband and dad

  70. Note says “Thank you for all you do for me and our girls……you are a strong, loving and capable provider!”

  71. You’re my hero!

  72. TMI!!!!!!!!!

  73. You’re the kind of husband that makes other wives jealous!

  74. To my wonderful husband.
    You are such a wonderful father and husband. We are so blessed to have you in our lives.
    Loving you always…..

  75. I’m praying for you today.

  76. I couldn’t resist the ultimate Valentines Day quote from the Jerry McGuire move: “You complete me.”. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  77. My prayer has been answered and I THANK you so much. My husband Keith has been my Superman for the past 29 years of marriage. For the last 2 years he has been down after he HURT his back. It’s been really hard watching my once STRONG husband grow weaker and weaker. I have been praying along with my church family for his healing. I have also been wondering what I could do SPECIAL for him for Valentine Day. Well, now I know, a pesonal LOVE NOTE from me to him is PERFECT and I know it will make him SMILE as well as help him to walk a little talker having this come from me. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and I am going to purchase the book to continue to find ways to love on my husband.

  78. I’m so happy you’re home! I’ve really missed you this week!

  79. Carol Hamilton says:

    I attached a P ost it note to a Snickers bar and placed it in his lunch box. I genuinely wrote how he is like a Snickers bar…the wrapper says It ALWAYS SATISFIES!!!!!! : )

  80. Mendy Beecham says:

    My post-it note said: Thank you for working so hard to provide for us! You take such good care of your family. By the way, you wear those jeans so well. I think you are so hot!!!

  81. Stacey Keller says:

    I just sent a text to my husband telling him thank you for working so hard to provide for our family and how much I appreciate how much he does. He immediately called me to thank me for the text and asked what brought it on. Currently we live in Georgia with two of my children – back in September my husband was transferred to Texas with his job. We made the decision at the time for the kids and I to stay here in Georgia until my daughter graduates high school. She is currently a junior. This has by far been the toughest thing we have done – I miss you so very much. So, thank you for reminding me to send him words of encouragement, especially during our current situation.

    • Oh Stacey, I love what you wrote and how he noticed. Wonder how God might use your words if you sent him a text every day to tell him how much you love and appreciate him. Im going to try to do that too. Its so easy and yet it’s so hard to remember sometimes – but what a difference your note made in his heart today. Thank you for sharing his response :)

  82. Those jeans are working for you hot stuff!

  83. Let’s put the kids to bed early tonight! ;)

  84. I’m thankful I still get butterflies like when we first started dating when we go out on date nights.

  85. I made a cut out chain of hearts and wrote a message on each heart. “God gave me you”. “Thank you for working hard to provide for us”. “Our children are blessed to have a Dad like you!”. “I am grateful for the extra time youve spent with the kids lately due to my work schedule and other events”. “I love you”.
    I feel like we haven’t been investing much in each other lately. I almost feel silly doing it because, sadly, he’ll probably wonder if I’m sick because its been that long since I’ve surprised him with anything fun! However, I think he will feel special when he finds it and hopefully it is a first little step towards the both of us making more effort to show our love for each other. Thank you for the nudge to love my husband!

  86. Adrienne Maples says:

    “We are so blessed to have you! Thank you for being the best hubby and the sweetest, most fun Daddy!”

  87. Thanks for sharing! My husband has been at work since 7 so I decided to text him. Here’s my message:

    “Thank you for working hard to provide for our family, Honey. You are not just a pretty face! :) Love you!”

    I thank the LORD for blessing me with such a wonderful godly husband. Been married for almost six years, three precious children. Couldn’t ask for more.

    Blessings!

  88. “Ur so cool ur hot” ;)

  89. You’re the kind of husband that makes the other wives jealous.

    What great ideas! Thanks! :)

  90. TMI! ;)

    We are apart right now but will be together again Friday night – big plans!

  91. I fall more in love with you everyday.

  92. You’re the best thing that happenned to me……I am really blessed and lucky for choosing me. Thank you Lord for this man I truly love and cherish until my last breadth….

  93. As we celebrate 20 years – you bless me more and more all the time. You work harder than anyone I know, taking the punches all day but coming home with a smile. Thank you for making our foundation rock solid and for being an awesome dad. So honored that you are “my man”.

    Great idea – so hard to make it through life without giving one another constant “boosts”, it’s easy to get caught up in the negative and forget the example our Loving Father laid out for us :)

  94. This quote from Ann Voskamp’s blog made me think of you today and rejoice that you’re my forever Valentine: “The love of a quiet man can make your soul sing loud — loud!”

  95. Thank you for providing for us every day, working hard and loving us.

  96. Molly Hulse says:

    You are hot and smart and you are mine! Thank you for picking me!

  97. thank you for being such a wonderful husband and father we are so blessed to have you

  98. TMI

  99. God has blessed me in big ways by letting me be your wife.

  100. Dawn Marie Jackson says:

    Tomorrow’s note will read: I’d choose you as my valentine every day,every year.

  101. You are my Rare Treasure, my Beloved!

  102. Elaine Segstro says:

    That smile I wear – it’s all because of you!

  103. Baby, I am so blessed to have a man like you! You still give me butterflies! :)

  104. I am so blessed to have you as my husband!

  105. “You make my life just right, I Love you!!”

  106. TMI

  107. grateful girl says:

    Thank you, sweetheart, for all you have done to build my confidence! I hope I can encourage you like you do me!

  108. You are still sexy to me even after 43 years. I love the way you walk and I love the big sexy muscles!!!! Love you.

  109. J-all my friends wonder what I did to get a great guy like you!

  110. After reading the book Love and Respect, I wrote out a bunch of post its with things I respected about him and put them where he could find them. It really encouraged him. :)

  111. I really appreciate all the hard work you do to provide for our family. I love you!

  112. RUTHONA WASINGER says:

    TMI

  113. ashley tineo says:

    I wrote oute alofa iate oe o la’u pepe pea lava pea, ma fa’avavau.
    Which means “I love you my baby always and forever” in samoan.
    My husband is part samoan and said this to me one day after a particularly
    Bad fight and its been our own personal way to remind us how much
    We love each other.

  114. Karen Smith says:

    I am very blessed to have such a Godly and loving husband. :)

  115. Not only did you cook AND clean and help with the Home Schooling, you made Homemade Caramel popcorn- I am seriously thinking The Best Hubby on the Planet Award is a complete sweep. BTW I love you!

  116. I made up a little poem that was TMI! I know he will like it!

  117. Thank you for all that you do for me and our family. I know working nights these last few weeks was hard and you didn’t sleep good during the day. Thanks for being the provider for our family. I can’t wait until our day alone Saturday. I love you !

  118. Michelle Hopkins says:

    Thanks for being a great Daddy for or daughter!

  119. You are my hero. I am so blessed that we found each other on the dance floor 27 years ago. Love you forever!

  120. You and I are stuck like glue! I love you!

  121. Jennifer B says:

    God blessed me in a big way by letting me be your wife! You are my rock and best friend, I love you!

  122. Shelly Green says:

    I tell him everyday how special he is, and call him endearing names. Today was TMI though ;) grin

  123. Sharon Burkes says:

    Hi Everyone.. Happy Valenties Day & God Bless You… To my Best Friend aka Husband… I wrote..
    Thank You for your Love & for you being you. I Love you.
    Have an AMAZING Day everyone

  124. I wrote one reason that I love him on each card in a deck and said “52 Reasons I love You.” It was fun to write out so many special things about him and he loved it! One of the things I wrote was, “How handsome you! Oh how, charming!” Song of Songs 1:15

  125. Your my hero!

  126. I wrote: XOXO – I Love You! …from me. “Happy Valentine’s Day…When you get home, can you please tell me what the ‘Valentine’s Day’ thing is that people keep talking about?” from our 6 week old son.

    I really needed your devotion. I “quit” by text just a few days ago. Motherhood has turned my life upside down. I am struggling to figure out how to take care of someone I don’t understand while starting back to work and feeling like I have lost myself and my comfortable life with my husband.

  127. Dear Valentine, “I love you when things are perfect, I love you when things are difficult.”

  128. I have been leaving notes for my husband since we were married almost 10 years ago. Some were ( and still are) TMI =) but most are very simple. “I love you” “You are the best” “Thanks for being a great husband and dad”. I usually leave them on his computer in the office. With our winderful technology, sending texts work great too.

  129. Beth Goodling says:

    Thank you for being a wonderful provider and playing with our kids.

  130. Christy Pinney says:

    I wrote ” Thanks for helping me with my game last night, you are soo smart! Love you! C ” (I was playing a word game on my phone and kept getting stuck) and another day I wrote ” I appreciate all the hard work you do! I love you!”

  131. You make me want to be a better mother & wife!
    I love you!!

  132. Proud to be me because I have you!!

  133. Christie Markley says:

    I love the curls you get right before a haircut…I love the way you love my family…I love the way you love me, anyways…

  134. Jane Taylor says:

    After this past year of many crisises with my physical health and the toll that steroids have taken on my body you made me feel so beautiful yesterday. I love you.

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  136. I love you more everyday!

  137. Thank you for the little things you do to show you love me!

  138. I will have to do this in the morning but I think I am going to write” Thank you for all you do, it is so appreciated”

  139. I loved your suggestions for things to say to my husband! I was reading your blog while we were driving to work this morning. I thought I’d try one of the suggestions. I put my hand on his knee (he was driving) and I looked straight at him and said “Those jeans are really working for you!” (with a wink in my eye) and you should have seen the look on his face! I couldn’t help but laugh! I think it really made his moment and day! Thanks for the suggestion! What great ideas!

  140. When things are good…I love you, when I am having a bad day….I love you. You are a blessing to me and our family!

  141. You make me Happy Happy Happy! ;-)

  142. It wasn’r on a post it but I DID write this to him on Valentine’s day: Happy Valentine’s Day Baby…no need to get me any of those candy hearts…you already gave me yours. I don’t need any mushy cards or poems either…You tell me you love me every single day at least once. Chocolate is unnecessary also….your kisses are already so sweet. Forget about the plush animals too, nothing compares to your soft touch. Today, just know how much I always have, and always will love you.

  143. Jalisa Ray says:

    I prayed for God to send me an angel and He sent me you! I love you!

  144. “U r great, so glad that you r my mate”!

  145. Brenda Ellingsburg says:

    You are amazing! Thank you for being a Godly husband! <3

  146. I am blessed to have u!

  147. I feel sick to my stomach. My marriage is a joke. I could not say even one thing on the list of suggestions to my husband, because none of them are true. He is lazy and selfish, does next to nothing to make me feel loved, and all I can see right now are the negatives. He is an unsaved man which makes it all the worse, because I know I am supposed to be that godly wife who “wins her husband over without a word” (1 Peter 3:1-2). How am I supposed to do that when I can barely look at him. I was unsaved when we married, found the Lord and gave my life to Him after we had our first children (we have 5), and have been praying and waiting for the Lord to save my husband for over a decade. My husband has been involved with pornography, he has lied to me about that and other things all through our years together, he does only the bare minimun in everything in life, including being a father, employee, son, friend, and husband. I feel so alone and I hurt so bad I just don’t know what to do. Loving him like I know God wants me to seems impossible. Please pray for me.

    • Aww, Sandy, my heart aches for you.

      The book Love and Respect says that when he feels respect, he’ll be more likely to give love, and vice versa. Get the ball rolling and share with him something you do respect about him, even if it requires lots of prayer to think of what that is. And then pray for him to respond positively to the encouragement. God might start to move in him and in your marriage if you take that first step. I’ll most definitely be praying for you and your marriage.

  148. here is what I wrote to my hubby:
    babe,i pray you have a great night at work and I am so thankful that God gave me you. I couldn’t ask for anything more in a man and a father.
    Whe you come home in the morning I will be waiting for you to good me close to you.
    I love you

  149. You make my heart smile.

  150. Kathy Goehring says:

    I have delighted in being with you every day of our 29 years and if God wills, we will have many more!

  151. I’ a 31 yesr old moter of 3 beautiful gils. 14, 10 &9. I have currently been at an all time low. I had to witness my dad trying to kill someone in road rage then force him to stop whhile my daugters were in the car watching everything transpire. Had to force him to stop so i could pull the man out of the car while my dad acted as if nothing ever happened. I lost 5 family members this and tried to commit suicide. And then lost my job, cinsidering i’m the only bread winner since i’m single. My Lord I just pray that you can give / instill into me all of the inspiration, encouragement and wisdom i need be the strong encouragement that i need to continue to fight this battle her on this earth. I am getting weaker by the day and need all of the help i can accuire from your word and the inspiration of the different Titus 2 women that U Have placed before me to teach and guide my through these horrific times. I need you desperatly my Lord to shower Your blessing upon me. So that i may once again feel desireable in your eyes Lord. I beg of your mercy. In Jesus’ most Holy and Preciuos name i pray for restoration to be that strong woman of Proverbs 31. I also pray that you will find it in your heart to allow me to get this book to bring my soul back to life so i can focus ok n God and his word again. Instead of falling victim to the devils schemes of trying to lie, still and destroy me. Thank you, Natasha C. Sabine

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