Monday, November 18, 2013

5 free ways to make the one you love smile today

Sometimes we get so busy and tired and distracted that we don't do the little things we should to make the one we love smile. Well, today's the day, people. Let's do a bunch of little somethings for each other before the clock strikes midnight.

Here are a few ideas:

1. Profess your love on the bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker. No markers? No worries. Use lipstick or eyeliner. Instant smile for your love.


2. Send a song. Use that smartphone for good, and send a YouTube video. Pick a good one, and click it on over to your love. If you don't have a smartphone, find a computer. Need some suggestions?

I Will Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie



The Nearness of You by Norah Jones



Runaways by The Killers



I Concentrate on You by Frank Sinatra



Wait by Alexi Murdoch



There are a gazillion more great love songs. Let Google be your friend here.

3. Initiate. Be the one to touch first or kiss first or you know . . . do "stuff" first.

4. Send a text and put some thought into it. Don't just say I love you. Text a memory or an inside joke or something only the two of you share.

5. Go for a walk and talk about anything other than the stress of your day. If it's at night, you get bonus points for stargazing together.

Freebie Idea: Dance together in the kitchen while you wait for dinner to finish cooking. If you don't cook, just make the time to grab your love and dance. If you happen to be a horrible dancer like me, it doesn't matter. It's the fun we're after here.

At least one of these should inspire you to do something to make the one you love smile today. Got any ideas of your own? Do tell.

15 comments:

  1. I'm glad you posted this. Neither my husband nor I are particularly romantic people -- but we need to remember to make the effort. These are great ideas. Thanks for these!

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    1. My husband is far more romantic than I am, but I've worked on it over the years. I have to remind myself every now and then :)

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  2. Bathroom mirror idea = Totally stolen.

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    1. I kind of stole it from you guys when you were growing up. I always loved how you left messages for each other on that huge white board in your kitchen. Your mom was the best about that. You all were :)

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  3. So good. I've done the bathroom mirror idea but am definitely going to do the songs via text. Love.

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    1. I bet you could think of many more great songs, Mary, being the musical genius you are :)

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  4. So good. I've done the bathroom mirror idea but am definitely going to do the songs via text. Love.

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  5. Hmmm not sure the cat would appreciate any of those, sad i know lol

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    1. Maybe he'd appreciate it more than you know, Pat, lol

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  6. ha. some good suggestions...and fun stuff here...at first i thought it said dance on the kitchen table...ha...ha...yes there are plenty of fun creative and free ways to remind them you love them....

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    1. Hey, whatever works for you, lol. I'm sure your wife wouldn't mind getting on the kitchen table for you if you ask nicely :)

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  7. I think I will write notes on not only mine - but the boys bathroom mirrors as well - I'd love to see their faces tomorrow morning! LOL

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    1. You know, I always write on the mirror for my children's birthdays, but maybe I should try it out every once in a while when there isn't a special occasion to celebrate. Thanks for mentioning the kids!

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  8. I did the special text today BEFORE I read your post. I should get bonus points for that : ) I love the bathroom mirror idea and will be using it soon.

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    1. Definite bonus points for you! Thanks for coming by, Mindy :)

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