SAY “I LOVE YOU” WITH YOUR TIME AND THE MISCONCEPTION OF GIFT GIVING
There are many ways to show and express love. Ever heard of your time is the most precious gift of all? At a certain point, you can buy love and happiness, but one thing is certain. You can’t buy more time. Once it is taken away, minutes and seconds count. That’s why quality time matters. As humans are biologically driven to look back in time for good or bad memories, the time spent together reflects the given attention to the other.
Kids tend to forget a lot of things, but they always remember repeated acts. Repeated stories. Repeated time spent. As adults, we will continue to look for repeated reminders of love. It never really stops and life cannot be all duties, checklists, and work. Taking the time to connect and enjoy each other will help to strengthen and nurture the relationships.
So, what are the ways to express love with your time? And how to do in long-distance relationships? Read our opinion on the guest post on Modern Love Long Distance:
Gift-giving is arguably one of the most misunderstood love languages since this can be led to misconceptions of being greedy or materialistic. Often, this is not the case, since gifts are meant to be a reminder of love through a tangible item. For some people, the visualization of showing love is more important to some than others. In the acts of giving and receiving, it’s a driven behavior to make our loved ones feeling loved and special, especially during special events like anniversaries, birthdays, etc. Regardless of the tangible price, the purpose is to convey the same message: “I thought about you, and you’re always in my mind.”
Surprisingly, often small and thoughtful are better than quick and expensive. The more thoughts, time, and energy spent on the gift, the deeper you will be able to convey the message. For instance, I spent a great amount of time to make portrait drawings of my loved ones and printed them on acrylic prints. I received the most heartfelt reactions from my husband, family, and in-laws, etc. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I have a feeling that this gift will never be forgotten. For them, it is worth more than a Mona Lisa painting. Well, it’s an extreme example, but I’m sure you see the point I’m trying to make☺
If you don’t know how to draw, sending love tickets from afar is another genuine and real way to say “I love you” and “I can’t wait to spend precious time with you!”
In case you were wondering, there are books available for him, for her, or for a friend. The books have tickets for 9 things you can do to say: ‘I do love you’.
1. Make a home-cooked meal
2. Ask for a slow dance
3. Serve breakfast in bed
4. Make a delicious sandwich
5. Go out for an ice cream
6. Invitation to a movie date
7. Bake something from the heart
8. Massage each other
9. Give them anything they wish for!