Whether it be a friend, family member, or lover, loving someone is a great way to radiate positivity from within and let it bloom into something greater. In society, it is hard to tell someone we care about how we’re really feeling. Language is very complicated as is how actions can interpreted differently. As a mother expresses her love to her children by taking care of him/her, one may interpret it as a child’s needs being met. Love comes in different forms and everyone has a different love language. I find that it is important to identify how someone may be expressing their appreciation towards you.
1. Compliment Someone
You are more than welcome to say the phrase “I love you” to someone, but you can also express your love to someone by acknowledging them. I find that it is easier to make friends by complimenting someone. It allows you to build a stronger relationship with another person. You can compliment someone by simply saying how you like their outfit or that they did a good job. It not only boosts their ego, but helps you become stronger too.
2. Spending Time with Friends, Family, Lovers
Sit down and watch a movie or play a board game that allows you to interact with those you care for and love. Watching a movie and playing board games may not let you socialize about certain things, so you can take a walk or go out to eat. Just remember that whenever you are spending time with someone, make the environment safe and comfortable. Other activities to bond with someone may be working out, baking or cooking, meditation, and doing homework together.
3. Smile & Be There for Someone
Sometimes you don’t really have to do anything for anyone but be there for them. You can smile at a stranger and it may make their day. If someone you care about is in sports or running a fundraiser you can go watch their game or help out. Often times we are so stuck in our own lives that we forget to take time out for others too. It is important to make time for others because in many ways it is relaxing and reminds us how we’re all connected. It is easy to get stuck in our daily lives and lose track with everything that is going on.
4. Take Care of Yourself
It is important to take care of yourself before you take care of others, whether it be taking a bath bomb bath or relaxing with music or even doing some yoga. It is important to practice mindfulness and not project negative emotions or stress out at people.