Every time you cook for me, I can see the joy in your face. And it’s awesome. As a non-traditional expression of love, sometimes I think it doesn’t get enough attention, and you think maybe we don’t notice. But we do. From a cup of tea to big holiday dinners, trust me….food is an expression of love. Don’t forget to take the time to appreciate that.
A friend of mine told me recently that she felt her husband was the most driven person in the world, and that sometimes she’s not, but that it’s good for her to see him so committed to things. It drives her to be a better person.
Those we love are in the best position to challenge us, push us and help us grow. Let them.
Because everyone knows touch can be a powerful expression of love.
When work and the world suck me into my computer for hours at a time, and it’s getting late, sometimes she magically appears at my elbow and sets a cup of coffee on the desk next to me, squeezes my shoulder and leaves. Seeking nothing but to remind me of her love, affection, and gently nudging me with concern about my workaholic nature. Love cares without nagging, and supports without approving.
One of my favorite parts of love? Sleeping next to someone.