In fact, showing love and appreciation doesn't take a lot ( and money). Simple things can go a long way:
- listen to what others love and dream about;
- surprise them with something special for them;
- be inventive in your words; the same phrases lose impact with repetition;
- detach from the ego, be humble, be open, be vulnerable;
- cook for others, share a meal; there is something so honest and generous to do that for someone you love;
- take time to send cards/make cards (Valentines); I miss the evenings of having to make Valentines for my son's elementary grade classes;
- knowing that your wife's car needs gas, surprise her while she is in yoga class by taking the car from the parking lot, filling the tank with gas at the nearest gas station and bringing the car back (who does that? Well, my husband!)
- bake your son's favorite cookies in the shape of a mini heart; fill a jar with them and give it as a gift to someone you love; for a vintage appeal, cover the jar's lid with old paper (find a recipe here);
- share a cup of coffee in the morning with a loved one, maybe, a tea in the afternoon with a friend; add a romantic touch with a mini heart that perches on the edge of the cup;
- sing a song, dance a tango even if you can't ...
- love yourself; we are born with love and if we know how to love ourselves as an integral and equal part of the whole UNIverse, then we will be able to offer love to others; the more love we give out, the more it builds inside of us and more we will get back ...
It is even easy on Valentine's Day.
Love is in the Air
" Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."
- Danny, age 7
Hugs and kisses to you! XOXO
Happy Valentine Pink Saturday
Savvy Southern Style