Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I can’t lie, Valentine’s Day is a really cute holiday. I even liked it when I was single! I’m a sucker for love and I do appreciate the fact that we have a holiday dedicated to giving and showing love. I’m, however, not a fan of obviously reserving all your love to only show it on Valentine’s Day–that to me is really silly. Love should be shown every single day because as we know tomorrow is never promised. Because of that I’ve rounded up 5 ways to show love all year and now just on Valentine’s Day.
This doesn’t mean you spill your heart out every single day but it does mean that you should find at least one thing you are grateful for each day and share with your partner. For me it could be as simple as my fiancé washing the dishes or taking out the garbage or doing the laundry. I make sure I saw thank you and show my gratitude daily.
2. Acts of kindness
Showing acts of kindness every day is a great way to show your partner you love them and that you care. Again you don’t have to go above and beyond with it but just a simple act of kindness goes a long way. It could be something as simple as cooking dinner, leaving $5 on the table for coffee or even giving a compliment to your partner is a simple and easy way of showing kindness.
Leaving a random love note for your partner somewhere in the house where you know they will see it when they first wake up is a really sweet way to let your partner know that you love them and that you care. I remember times when I was going away for a weekend trip and my fiancé left a random card in my suitcase for me to find. That to me was such a random and sweet gesture and something I was not expecting but it had me smiling from ear to ear because it’s the thought that really blows you away. Of course you can do this in the form of an email, text or whatever else you want but there is something special about a card for no reason.
Nothing says I love you more than a nice unexpected back rub. You don’t have to reserve all the back rubs for Valentine’s Day. This can be something you offer your partner when you see that they might be distressed or had a long day. Even if you only have a minute to spare it’s better than nothing and I’m sure your partner will appreciate the action.
5.I love you
Never forget the power in these three simple words. We often speed through our lives at 100mph and don’t take a minute to actually utter the words I love you. This is of course the simplest and most direct way to let your partner know how you feel. Make it a habit to say it daily, multiple times a day even!
Again this post is not to crap all over Valentine’s Day because as I mentioned before I for one love the day and will be celebrating with my fiancé on a super hot date night at home eating some lobster and filet mignon. But this is a post just saying that we should keep the love going year round and ensure that you make your partner, family and friends feel special and loved as often as you can.
How do you plan on showing love year round? Let me know in the comments section below.