Love is one of the founding principles in my life and showing it is one of the things I try to do consciously each day. I was thinking about it the other day and thought it would be a good idea to put a list together to show you how to show love without words.
Some of these can apply to different people and can be used to show love to your spouse, your children, your extended family, your friends, your co-workers, etc.
How to Show Love Without Words
Make a phone call to check-in and say hello
Cook a favorite meal or dish
Give them praise
Create a 365-Day journal of love. Each day write down one thing that happened that day that reminded you of why you fell in love with your spouse. Give it to them next New Year’s.
Give small gifts
Give them “Me” time by taking care of potential distractions for the day
Brag about them (in moderation) in public
Say “Thank You” for the things they do
Apologize first and suppress the need to win
Be present while spending time together. Put away your phone and engage with your spouse/child/friend/etc.
Leave a large tip for your server
Spare a dollar to a street performer or someone who needs help
Volunteer your time
Be extra considerate.
Open doors, carry a bag, help someone pick up something they dropped
Write a Thank You note
Do the thing you don’t want to do (like call the doctor or take out the trash) or go to the place you don’t want to go (like the game or the theatre). Do it without complaint.
Send a Thinking of You card
Grant forgiveness without an apology
Encourage their dreams
Sometimes it’s just about taking time to be there for someone or share a few kind words. We are all pulled in so many directions each day that it’s easy to unintentionally put things and to-dos above people. I try to consciously do at least 2 – 3 extra things per day to show love or kindness to the people in my life. I recommend trying it, it’s good for you heart to make others feel good.