13 Ways of Showing Love

Thursday 13

It’s Valentine’s Day coming up!  While our society seems to think this is all about young couples, there are a lot of other people in our lives we love, young and old, these are some ideas of different ways to show them.

  1. Phone someone you haven’t seen for ages.
  2. Have special one-on-one time, especially if you have more than one child it can be hard to find.
  3. Do someone else’s ‘job’ for them, like the dishes or cleaning the bathroom, especially if you know they don’t like it.
  4. A sleep in!  Breakfast in bed is even better.
  5. Write a letter, complete with pictures, even if you live in the same house.
  6. Let them choose the activity after dinner, whether that’s the game they want to play or the TV programme.
  7. A foot massage or shoulder rub, or for little ones brushing their hair.
  8. Tell them something they do that makes you happy.
  9. Hand make them something – a present, a card or a cake, whatever you’re good at.
  10. A little present, for kids some stickers or pencils or for an adult their favourite fruit.  It doesn’t have to cost much, just show you’re thinking of them.
  11. Make their favourite meal.
  12. Go for a walk together and hold hands.
  13. A note on their pillow.

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Capricious on February 11, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I love, love this 13!
    I will be taking notes and hoping to do lots of these loving things- not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day.

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  2. Posted by Carrie on February 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    My Japanese daughter tells me women show men love on Valentines day – yes, young couples, but it was always the day she baked cookies for her father, the day boys got a special treat in their lunchbox. There’s another day, I’ve forgotten the name, but my daughter calls it ‘chocolate day’ for some reason, and this is the day for men to display their affection.

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  3. Lovely ways to show love. I’d like to try no. 13. I’ve done the rest and my favorite is no. 12 🙂

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    • 13 is a big one around here. Although to be strictly truthful, quite often we leave notes on each other’s computer keyboards!

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  4. i wonder how many I am gonna follow since i never have a valentine 🙂

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  5. Great ideas! TFS

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  6. Super….and when I got to #13, the last one….I silently said “Awwwwwwwwwwww” to myself.

    Come join me if you can…Mine is Thirteen CAT EXPRESSIONS…not photos, word expressions. Find it HERE. Have a wonderful day ahead.

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  7. Great ideas. You’ve inspired me to sew something up for my girls for VDay. Happy T13!

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  8. Great tips. We’re having a brunch for friends on Sunday and went to a coffee today. Everyone’s in the spirit. My TT is up. http://collectingmythoughts.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursday-thirteen-normas-laundry-tips.html

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  9. I love this list! How often do I get so busy and forget that it’s the little, thoughtful things that mean the most every day. Thanks for sharing!
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