What’s better than sharing some love to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Sharing that love in ways that don’t break the bank! Here are some of our ideas about how to express your affection from the heart instead of your wallet.
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” — Mother Theresa
Acts of Service – One of the five “love languages” that people use to express and receive love, Acts of Service are thoughtful gestures as physical actions. This can be as simple as running an errand or completing a household chore that your loved one typically handles. It is a way of easing their burdens and can make them feel more loved and cared for.
“Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” — Carroll Bryant
Cards and Phone Calls – With the ongoing pandemic, many of us are still not able to see our loved ones as much as we want. Even if you can’t see someone in person, taking time out of your day to call or send a card lets them know you’re thinking about them and can make a big difference.
“Love builds bridges where there are none.” — R. H. Delaney
Show Yourself Some Love – Take some time to care for yourself. Maybe check out a book or movie you’ve been interested in for free from your local library and enjoy a night in. Dust off that hobby you’ve been neglecting. Take some extra care while cleaning to bring the greater peace and satisfaction of a tidy space. Whatever you do, remember that you deserve love too and caring for yourself can be an act of love.