Love is the purest of all emotions humans feel for each other. And people we care the most about in our lives should know how we feel about them. But that is not always the case.
We go about our days believing that people we love know that is the case. Sometimes we forget to say those three simple words or are simply scared to do so. However, mostly we are busy with work and the goals we set before ourselves.
The absence of time and too many things going on can make us neglect the most important people that we have. But with some conscious effort, we can show affection to our loved ones on daily basis with more than just words.
1. It’s about the little things
Big efforts will be obvious to the whole world, but paying attention to little things is what will make your love more clearly. Make them their favourite cake for no occasion at all other than to make them happy. Or take them out of town for the weekend to help them escape their busy work schedule.
Even the simplest of chores can tell another person you care, like washing the dishes or doing laundry. Leave a romantic note in their car to find in the morning when they go to work or bring them an umbrella when it’s raining outside. These may all seem ordinary, but to people who share love, it is a special way to say how much they love each other.
2. Don’t be afraid
There are people who simply don’t show their emotions with words, and occasionally do it with actions. But this fear starts from the fact that they are afraid to get hurt themselves. If you are one of those people, don’t worry since there is a solution to this.
Talk to your loved ones and tell them you have this problem. Then start with something small that feels comfortable to you. In the end, you can seek professional help to overcome this problem which will also be a way to show your favourite people you love them.
3. Help them become better versions of themselves
The perfect testament of your love is to help the other person become a better version of themselves. Sometimes, people need that extra boost to do things and make certain steps. They can’t do that without the support from people who loved them.
Instead of staying on the sidelines and watching the people you love struggle, jump in. Give them a push when they need it and be there to catch them if they fall. Be their strength when they lack it and never point out their failures but the efforts they make to improve.
4. Be there for them
Life is full of ups and downs, but having people around you that are willing to go through it all with you, is a blessing. When you love someone, you love them with all their quirks, just the way they are. So, you need to tell them that and show them as much as possible.
It doesn’t matter if the person we love is sad or happy, but only if they need us at certain moments in their lives. Pay attention to them and notice the signs when they need you since sometimes people are ashamed to ask. Being there for them whenever they need you is the ultimate display of love and your dedication.
5. Shower them with presents
Not every present has to be big and expensive. It’s best to leave big gifts for special occasions like splurging for Christmas hampers, Valentine’s Day bouquets, and anniversary jewellery. Even the simplest of presents can say how you feel and express your love.
A box of chocolates, one flower, mixed CD or even a quote by the famous poet will do. As long as you pour your love into the gift it will be perfect. Try some DIY presents like pottery or painting, or chose gifts with special meaning like a collectable toy from a movie they like. When it comes to love, you can give your loved one a leaf from the spot where you first kissed and it would be the greatest present in the world.
6. Show interest in their life
It’s true that our attention spans are getting shorter due to so many things that distract us. But in a relationship, it’s important to keep your focus on the wellbeing of the other person. This means you need to have an interest in their life and don’t be afraid to open up as well.
Ask them about their hobbies, work, and goals and go do things with them like fitness or language classes. Notice what makes them enthusiastic and see what you can do to help them fulfil their desires. This will show you truly value them and are willing to help them succeed and be happy.
Life is full of things we can’t predict so we should make every day precious. However, it’s easy to lose ourselves in busy and chaotic schedules. And that is what makes the need to show affection to our loved ones even more important on daily basis. It doesn’t have to be big, but small things can say more than a thousand words. Just be brave and don’t be afraid to love.
Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.