“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.” Samuel Lover
I’ve talked about the importance of showing your love EVERY day, and that it need not cost anything. Looking for ways to show your life’s partner how much he or she means to you is a wonderful thing for both of you – a challenge for YOU to come up with creative ways to delight the person who means the world to you, and a joy to be on the receiving end of so much ‘good stuff.’ :0)
“Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” — Sandra J. Dykes
Showing you know, respect, and appreciate the quirks of your favorite person lets them know you think they’re special. For example, if he loves to cook, getting him something that will make it easier or more fun for him is a nice way to show him he’s on your mind.
“I wrote your name in the sand but it got washed away, I wrote your name in the sky but it got blown away, I wrote your name in my heart where it will stay forever.” Author Unknown
My husband and I love to create metal ‘critters’ in our shop. I had been experimenting, trying to find a paint to use for the small parts or accents that we didn’t want to powder coat. I was frustrated because I wasn’t finding anything that looked shiny and bright when it dried and would LAST. My husband quietly ordered a set of model airplane paint and brought it to me the next time we were trying to finish a metal cat. I tried it and was delighted! It was just what I’d been looking for, but I didn’t have any experience with model airplane paint. The next week, two MORE sets of paint arrived via UPS. A special, “outside the box” gift that was PERFECT for me.
“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” unknown
One of my presents to my husband was Laffy Taffy. Yeah, I know – kind of ‘tacky’ as a present, but you should have seen my husband’s face when he opened the package. He had been grabbing a handful of the candy at our pharmacist’s store, and chiding the pharmacist if he didn’t have any. We had looked all over our small town for more, but no one carried it. So that was a clear way I could show my husband I was thinking of him.
“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” Roy Croft
One of the best things you can do is very simple – and should be common courtesy – but isn’t: say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ It amazes me when I listen to couples like us, who have been married a long time. They treat complete strangers with more courtesy than they do the person with whom they live. What an upside-down thing is THAT!
I’m trying to start a ‘movement’ to NOT celebrate Valentine’s Day only once a year – but to celebrate it all year long. Love is too important to only celebration on February 14th!
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Unknown
So, use all you know about your love to get him or her special things throughout the year. Send a sappy Valentine in February; another in June; and maybe October? Show them in little ways and big ways how much you enjoy sharing your lives. Show them you think of them and appreciate them EVERY DAY.
How can YOU show your love TODAY?