In today's world, saying something is no longer good enough, especially if you've said it countless times before. As that cheesy Extreme song goes, "More than words to show you feel, that your love for me is real."
Let me tell you a little tale that took place several years ago. I'm the kind of person who constantly quips "I love you" for everything and anything. I end messages with XOXO and I say "I love you" to almost anyone I come into contact with. Everyone from my fiancé to my regular delivery lady has been at the receiving end of my "I love you" spiels.
My fiancé isn't the jealous type, but all my "I love you" professions made him think that I didn't truly mean it every time I said it to him. I, on the other hand, constantly berated him for always leaving me hanging and for not saying it enough.
Just like my fiancé said, sometimes, saying the words doesn't mean much. People make empty promises all the time. People say things that they don't mean. People lie and people exaggerate. Nowadays you have to offer hard-hitting proof that you really care about the one you love.
We all know that no matter how vehemently you deny it because it's childish, pointless or a complete waste of time, deep down inside, you also want your partner to prove just how much they love you. How about getting the ball rolling and showing your appreciation to them first?
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." He probably meant standing up against colonial and economic oppression, but there's no reason why you can't use his saying in this context.
How to show your love with more than just words
Love isn't just one grand gesture that gets you high for days on end. It's the little, seemingly inconsequential things that build up and create a loving atmosphere. If you want to show your partner how much you love them and appreciate having them in your life, here are 11 ways you can do that.
#1 Touch more. Don't turn your nose up at public displays of affection. Sometimes, a little PDA is all that your lover needs to know for sure that you love them. Holding hands, slinging your arm around them, kissing and hugging are all wonderful expressions of love. Don't just save it for public excursions, either. The sweetest forms of affection take place behind closed doors, so don't be shy to get touchy feely with your partner.