Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Seven Little Ways to Show Love

I had every intention of blogging yesterday - and then I encountered a lot of internet problems and it just didn't happen. On a happy note (because I like happy notes!), it did give me more time to think about the prompt of "little things" and thus I bring you today's post for #LoveBlog!

I wanted to share little things that you can do to show your spouse some love. It took me a little while to decide how many to share but I finally settled on seven because that's one for every day of the week. I'm challenging you to pick a week and focus on showering your spouse with love in these little ways!

1. Do one of their chores.
If you're like us, then you've naturally fallen into a method of doing chores. For example, the husband takes the trash out and I'm the one that dusts. Surprise your spouse by doing one of their chores for the day. You could also offer to help them with a chore that they are in the middle of completing.

2. Cook something.
Surprise your spouse by taking care of one of the meals. It could be breakfast in bed, a prepacked lunch, or even dinner on the table when they get home. If you're the primary cook in the household, then I suggest surprising them with something special for one of the meals (see that breakfast in bed suggestion).

3. Write a good old fashioned love note.
It doesn't have to be long and it doesn't have to be fancy - it simply needs to be handwritten. Why handwritten? It gives the note more meaning and show that you put more effort into the note. (It takes longer to find paper and pencil these days than a computer.) It can be as simple as an "I love you" on a post it note or as elaborate as a two page letter. Leave it somewhere that they'll find it - everyone loves a good surprise after all!

4. Take them on a surprise outing.
Plan something little that your spouse enjoys - maybe a coffee date or even a trip to Target - and surprise them with it. Tell them "let's go!" but don't give the destination away. The suspense will make it feel special even if it's a normal little errand.

5. Do something different together.
Are your evenings always spent watching Netflix? Surprise your spouse one evening by suggesting something new. You could play a game or go for a walk together. Vary up your routine and avoid getting in a "rut."

6. Randomly give your spouse a massage. 
It could be a foot massage or a back massage. It doesn't really matter - as long as it's comforting and surprising. After all, who doesn't like the surprise of a massage? Not good at giving massages? Find another way to help your spouse relax - a bubble bath perhaps?

7. Shower your spouse with "just because" affection.
Have you ever gotten a random hug or kiss from your spouse? Did you ask them what it was for? The random moments are the ones we tend to remember. They're also the moments that make us smile. Randomly give your spouse some extra affection to remind them of how much you love them!

I would love to hear how you show your spouse love! What are some little things you do from time to time to show love?

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! All good little reminders on how to make their eyes light up! :)