Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ways to show your love for family

Your family should be the most important thing in the world to you. If you want to show your love for family you should try the following:

1. Make them a priority.

If you come home from work and you mope around and say how tired you are, and that you can't help or put a smile on because you are so tired, then a friend calls and invites you to play sports, go shopping, etc. and suddenly you have the energy and the right attitude, you are going to send the wrong message to the people you claim to love. So, if you want to show your love for family, when you are with them make them see how much you enjoy being with them. They need to be a priority, a priority over sleep, friends, even work.

2. Little surprises are a great way to show your love for family.

Leaving a little surprise for someone is a great way to show them how much you care. Often times you can do something as simple as leaving a sticky note with an "I love you!" on the mirror. Other times flowers, a nice intimate dinner, dressing up in new lingerie, etc. is more appropriate. Surprise keep the sparks alive, and they do not just need to be for a spouse. If you want to surprise your sibling, do something sweet like sticking a treat and note in their lunch sack, or make their bed, or put something fun under their pillow, etc. There are plenty of thoughtful little ways to show you care, and surprises are a joyful way to do so.

3. Spending time with them. It is hard to show your love for your family if you never spend any time with them.

And on the same note, spending time with your family shows your family how much you love them. So, make it a point to spend quality time doing something other than watching television, with your family each day.

4. Showing appreciation is a great way to show love.

You can love some one so much, but if you never show them how much you appreciate the kind things they do for you they will not feel loved. A husband can love his wife, appreciate that she keeps the house clean, makes delicious meals, and keeps the kids happy. However, if he assumes she knows he feels this way, or does not express it well, she could start feeling used, under-appreciated, not respected etc. The problems that come from that are huge. This is not just true for spouses, parents should show appreciation to kids, kids to parents, etc. appreciation is akin to love.

5. Talk about them all the time.

Have you ever known someone who just adores their kids, spouse, grandkids, etc.? Well they probably can't stop talking about their kids, and neither should you. That is a great way to show others, as well as your family that you love them. A kid whose dad brags about them, even if they are not the best football player, or student will know that their father loves them because they do their best. A spouse who hears others comment on how much their spouse talks about them saying good things will feel loved. Do not hide the love you have for your family, tell others. It is infectious and will make you feel great and will make others feel great. So, enjoy!

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