I’ve been married for almost 7 years. When I ReMemBer my dating days with Doug, I cherish all of the little notes and letters we gave one another. Call me old fashioned, but there is just something special about seeing how the other person feels on paper. Who doesn’t like a heartfelt love letter?!
Fast forward to the present and we are lucky if we can squeeze an “I love you” in a ConVersaTion without being interrupted by kids or hectic schedules. We do well at thanking one another for little stuff throughout the week (taking out the trash, paying bills) but it is rare to have moments that we stop and verbally express the deeper love we have for one another.
So….this week I decided to write a love letter. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t on fancy paper sprayed with perfume and sealed with a waxed stamp. It wasn’t even hand written! It was a simple email that I typed up while I was waiting for my letter blocks to dry (romantic, huh?). And to be hOnEst, it felt a little weird at first. I mean, I’ve known Doug for what seems like forever, but to write things that have more meaning than your typical daily conversation brought back butterflies as if I was awaiting my first date with him. So a good “weird” I guess!
Like many things that are slightly uncomfortable in life, you have little to no regret once it is over. It felt G O O D to share how I felt and usually that is all it takes to help nurture a relationship.
By the end of the day I challenge you to send your loved one a thoughtful text, email or voicemail (or hand written letter if you feel froggy!). They may be shocked to receive it because it is so out-of-the ordinary, but you never know what good things may come of it!