This past year, we’ve all become experts in communicating with our friends and family over FaceTime or Zoom, but nothing quite compares to a physical show of love! Read on for three easy ways to show your love to the most important people in your life.
1. Listen to What They Have to Say and Commit it to Memory
Never underestimate the power of listening. When having a conversation with a friend or family member, always pay attention to what they’re saying, but also to what they’re not saying. A lot of times, people like to downplay their insecurities or the things that are bringing them down. By really listening, you’re being the support that your friend or family member needs. I always do my best to remember my conversations with others so that when I see them again, I can check in to see how they are holding up.
2. Bring Them a Treat or Coffee
It doesn’t have to be anything expensive or fancy. Just a simple treat or a cup of coffee can make someone’s day. It’s a sweet gesture that shows someone that you thought of them.
3. Send Them a Text Message When You Think of Them
As I’ve grown up, my family, friends, and I all live in separate cities, so it can be hard to see one another all the time. However, that doesn’t stop us from showing each other that we care. Whenever I think of a friend or family member as a result of a book I’m reading or a show that I’m watching, I make sure to text them to let them know that they’ve crossed my mind. It’s always a nice surprise for the other person to hear from me, and it can be a great way to spark up a conversation.
How do you show the people in your life that you love and care about them?