Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Can’t Buy Me Love – Happy Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I think back to the Beatle’s song “Can’t Buy Me Love.” The Wall Street Journal was also thinking of the little things that show love in their article “Small Acts, Big Love.” By putting the other person’s needs above yours, spending a little time, and being creative in your approach, really shows that you appreciate and care for them and you don’t take them for granted.

Some key things to remember when you demonstrate your love through actions:
• Don’t expect a pay back
• Think about what your partner would like, not what is easy for you
• Put your partner’s needs first
• Show respect and appreciation
Here are a few little things that say ‘I Love You’ every day of the year:
• On cold days, start their car and scrape the ice off the windshield
• Make the bed
• Pack their lunch
• Open doors
• Leave the toilet seat down
• Leave the bathroom sink clean
• Pick up after yourself
• Empty the dishwasher
• Make a meal
• Say “thank you”
• Anything that your partner usually does for you, take your turn and do it for your partner

Show your love and appreciation 365 days a year, not just on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t have to cost a penny and to quote the Beatles “Money can’t buy me love.” Happy Frugal Fun Valentine’s Day – every day of the year.