Being thought of is a small gesture to make someone feel loved. A simple hello, preferably with a smile, can put a warm spot in my heart.
I love it when my husband does little things that help make my life just a little bit easier. One example is when I worked he would on most occasions when it snowed, stop by the office and make sure my car was free of snow. Another thing I always appreciated was when he made sure the cars always had gas in them. I never took care of the vehicles in our family as he always did this.
Something that makes me feel loved is when someone gives me a present and has made it a point to really know my taste. For example, it is important for me to wear silver jewelry. I have on several occasions received gold jewelry and feel that the extra effort was not made to know what my likes are. I know this isn’t on everyone’s radar, but I feel if someone really cares they would be aware of this or at least check it out.
I also love to be included in events even if it is at the spur of the moment. Being included in activities shows that I am liked, much less loved. It is never a good feeling to feel left out when it is possible.
Sometimes I also feel that when someone pays extra attention to help me, such as my kids, to tell me how to improve my wardrobe, makeup, and/or hair This would probably not work for everyone, but I feel the extra care on their part is showing their love. It shows me that they want the best for me, especially if this act is done in a caring way, not to be criticized.
When I was sick I felt loved when my kids took over the task of housekeeping, and making Christmas possible by doing all the necessary tasks and keeping me on track.
I never turn down a hug, or just a plain “I love you” either. This certainly helps me to feel loved.
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