Love Should Be Nurtured and Nourished Every Day to Flourish

Relationships are like a beautiful, delicate plant. A relationship must be nourished daily. It needs water, nutrients, and sunlight. If it doesn't get the attention it needs, the plant dries up until its leaves fall off and it dies.
Love Should Be Nurtured and Nourished Every Day to Flourish
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

You can’t postpone showing your love just until you feel like it. Beautiful, rewarding love should be nurtured every day, even in the little things. These are the things that feed your relationship, and truly let you flourish.

When we say that love should be nurtured, we’re not just talking about the bond you have with your partner. We’re also talking about raising a child. It means showing them daily support and affection in order to build their self-esteem and inner strength to face the world.

This probably seems very obvious to you. We all know what the word ‘love’ means, but sometimes we forget that we have to intentionally show this emotion to those around us. Love should be nurtured and nourished every day through the little things in life.

For love to be real, you have to show it

We’re sure the following situation will be familiar to you. You have a family member, someone close to you, who often tells you how much they love you. However, when you really need them, they’re not there. In fact, they’re never really there to give shape and meaning to the love they claim they have for you.
Love, therefore, must be expressed in a real way in the big things but also in the smallest, most ordinary things.

You can’t put off love until a better time

A couple embracing.

People who are always busy and don’t know how to prioritize between what’s essential and what’s secondary often leave a wake of unhappiness behind them. Think, for example, about parents who don’t give their children enough attention because, according to them, they have more important responsibilities.

It’s clear that in today’s world, demanding work schedules don’t work very well with family life. However, there’s one aspect we shouldn’t forget. It doesn’t actually matter if you’re spending less time with your kids than what you’d really like. The important thing is that the hours you do spend together are QUALITY TIME.

Sometimes, the most sincere love just needs to be shown in the smallest way in order for it to be real. As long as it’s real, it doesn’t matter if it’s small.

Love should be nurtured in the little things, not just the big ones

A happy couple sitting together.

Some people make the mistake of taking love for granted. For them, being in a relationship means believing that everything is forgivable. They think that there’s no need to make an effort anymore, and that showing attention to the other person isn’t a priority anymore.

Thinking like this is a grave MISTAKE.

Relationships are like a beautiful, delicate plant. A relationship and its love must be nurtured and nourished daily. A plant needs water, nutrients, and sunlight. If it doesn’t get the attention it needs, the plant dries up until its leaves fall off and it dies.

The same thing tends to happen in relationships. If you neglect it and take it for granted, you’ll lose it.

We have to remember how much the little things matter. We mustn’t forget to nourish and nurture our relationships every day with the things that really matter:

  • Your words and the tone you say them in
  • The language you use: understanding and empathetic
  • Your look and body language.
  • Demonstrating that your loved one is is a priority for you.

Don’t put off until tomorrow the love you can give today

Four girls with their hair entwined.

The best time to show someone love is always NOW. It’s not a matter of being fatalist and thinking about what could happen tomorrow. Instead, it’s about creating and sharing full, authentic, meaningful relationships.
  • You need to be conscious of how you interact with people every day, and then what you’re doing to make them feel good, happy, and loved.
  • Sometimes, it doesn’t take much to get a smile out of your kids. Neither does it take much to give the special touch your partner needs in order to nurture their love for you.

Few things are more important in this world than feeling loved and knowing how to give love. Let’s do this in an intelligent, useful, and respectful way.

Invest time sharing with your loved one, and showing them daily affection. Pay attention to the little things, and make the happiness of the people you love the most to be a priority.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.