When it comes to life, you never know what can happen. Many people find themselves with a loved one who has passed away suddenly, and wishing that they had taken more time to show them how much they truly cared.
While the simple words “I love you” can be incredibly simple and effective, there are other ways to show the people that we love that they’re important to us. If you want to make sure that the people in your life know that you appreciate them, then here are some of the most practical ways to do so.
Call Them More Often
People have gotten so used to social media, that they’ve forgotten the importance of picking up the phone and having an actual conversation. Calling the people you love means taking the time to listen to what’s going on in their life, and truly exchange meaningful conversation that goes just beyond text or leaving comments on each other’s posts.
When you call them, don’t just tell them what’s going on in your life, but also ask them what’s going on in theirs. The more you can exchange by giving and receiving, the more they’ll see that you truly care.
Stop Looking at Your Phone
We’ve become so accustomed to using our phones while we navigate life, that we forget that it can make our loved ones feel like they’re second priority to whatever is going on in our phone. If you’re ready to start truly showing the people that you love that you care, consider putting down the phone when you’re with them.
Scrolling while chatting with them means you’re not truly present. Imagine the regret you would feel if you looked back and could see all of the times they felt you weren’t listening because you were too busy looking at your newsfeed.
Words of Affection
In addition to “I love you,” consider sending them messages and passing them notes that tell them things that you truly love about them. Whether it’s a physical compliment, or something you love about their personality, take time to send words of affection that remind them how awesome you think they are.
Cook For Them
They say that the way to a person’s heart can often be through their stomach. The next time you want to show your loved one that you care, consider making them a delicious meal that comes from the heart.
Whether your’re a gourmet chef or not, the idea is making something that they love, and that you can both enjoy together. It doesn’t get much more intimate and cozy than that. So what are you waiting for? Show the person that you love that you mean it!