I read up on an article from one of my favourite Authors Richard Templar ‘the rules of love’, that you always give the toughest time to your nearest and dearest. Your partner, mother, siblings, children only because you have that unconditional love for them and all your frustrations are also offloaded to them and you just can’t help it! So why not take a step back and see all the lovely things that they do for you.
If a friend or stranger did something nice for you, it’s natural to thank them and appreciate their kindness. So why not show the same appreciation to your loved one? As its very easy to become used to them and start to take this for granted but everyone loves a little gratitude.
I make a point of having a weekly family meeting and telling my husband and children all the helpful things they do to make my life easier since my illness and it has made them do more ! When I leave for work in the morning, my husband has my flask ready with herbal tea and the car warmed up. Once a week my daughter now prepares our family meal to take the stress off me and now I say that I really appreciate it and those little things you say go a very long way.
So go home and say ‘thank you’ or ‘I love you’ . Or call a friend and tell them how much you value their friendship. Make someone Happy this February and show your unconditional love and appreciation.
5 ways to show a little appreciation…. they may be obvious but we often don’t realise how something so little can make such a huge difference to somebody’s day.
1. Say ‘Thank you ‘
2. Give a Hug
3. Hold hands
4. Say ‘ I love you’
5. Smile and show them how much they mean to you.