Just like a good romantic relationship, I never worry if they’re ‘into me.’ I don’t have to worry, because I know we’re all totally, totally in L-O-V-E with each other.
Want to show your friends (or family or partner) that you think they’re The Best? Here are a few of my favorite ways to love up my people.
3) Tell their partner what they’d like for Christmas/their birthday
One of the tricks of good gift giving is to ask your partner’s BFF what they’d like. However. Not everyone is aware of this trick or feels comfortable admitting they don’t know what their lover wants. You can help by sending an email along the lines of this one:”I’m sure you’ve already got something super awesome in mind for BFF’s birthday present, but if you find yourself stuck, I’ve seen her checking out these earrings, like, five times. :)”
A friend who lost her mom at age 20 once shared a fantastic insight with me. She said that when you lose someone in your life or something really hard happens, people are really supportive for about a month. But then they move on and you’re still sad – for a long time. She said that it really helped her (and made her feel loved and supported) when people remembered the anniversary of her mom’s death and checked in with her around that time of year.So if your friend goes through something really tough – the loss of a family member or partner, a divorce, a miscarriage – mark that date on your calendar and in the coming years, make a point to email or text them on that date. Even if it’s just to say “I’m keeping you in my thoughts today.”
How do you show the people in your life that you love them? How do they show you?