Showing someone you care doesn’t always come naturally. Many of us don’t like feeling vulnerable, or simply don’t think to show those we love that we really do care about them. However, the smallest gestures can make such a big difference to somebody's day. Read on for some thoughtful ways to show someone you care:
Make Sure They’re Doing Ok
First of all, when was the last time you checked in with them? We’ve all got a lot going on, so it can be easy to forget to ask how somebody is really doing. A simple ‘how are you really?’ could open up an important conversation and help the person you care about.
Spend Quality, Uninterrupted Time With Them
Spending quality, uninterrupted time with someone you care about can’t be beaten. Leave your phone at home and let them know that they have your full attention.
Send Them A Gift In The Mail
Why not send this person a special gift in the mail? You could send flowers, a handwritten letter, a book, or something else that you know they will like. An unexpected gift in the mail will always make somebody you care about smile!
Make Them Something
Making something with your hands shows that you have put a lot of thought and effort into the gift for this person. Making something with your hands could mean upcycling a piece of furniture, writing them a poem, painting a picture, or making a playlist, even. You don’t need to be super skilled - the thought means everything when you are making something with your hands.
Share With Them
Sharing your things isn't just for toddlers - sharing something important with somebody else can show them you care. Whether it’s your favorite chocolate bar, a book you loved and want them to read, or something else, this could make their day.
Show Genuine Interest in Their Life
Do you take a genuine interest in this person’s life? Do you ask them how they are, listen to them fully, and remember things they have told you?
Offer Your Help
Offering your help to somebody is nice, but make sure it’s genuine. Don’t offer your help if you’re not sure you can really do it. Be specific about your offerings, too. People are much less likely to ask you to do something themselves, but might agree if you already have an idea of what you can do for them. For example, could you do a chore for them and take some of their stress away?
Support Their Dreams
Support this person’s dreams, whether they want to find a new job or become a musician. Don’t impose your own limits onto them. Show them that you’re there for them and that you believe in them.
Respect Their Boundaries
Finally, respect this person’s boundaries. Boundaries can actually make a relationship stronger and more meaningful, providing you both respect one another's.
How are you going to show someone that you care about them? Let us know!
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