Love Needs to Be Nourished Every Day to Flourish
Relationships are like a beautiful, delicate plant. A relationship must be nourished daily. It needs water, nutrients, sunlight... If it doesn't get the attention it needs, the plant dries up until its leaves fall off and it dies.
You can’t postpone showing your love until you feel like it. You have to nourish your love every day.
Beautiful, rewarding love deserves to be cared for in the little things. These are the things that feed you from the roots and truly let you flourish.
When we talk about “nourishing” love, we’re not just talking about the bond you have with your partner.
We’re also talking about the essential foundation for raising a child. It involves showing them daily support and affection to build their self-esteem and inner strength to face the world.
This probably seems obvious to you. We all know what the word love means, but sometimes we forget that this emotion must be intentionally shown for it to be noticed.
Love needs to be nourished every day through the little things.
Think about it.
For love to be authentic, you must 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 their supposed love.
Love, therefore, must be authentically expressed in the big things but also in the smallest, most ordinary things.
You can’t put off love until a better time
People who are always busy and don’t know how to prioritize or set limits 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 you want. The important thing is that the hours you do spend together are QUALITY.
Sometimes, the most sincere love just needs to be shown in the smallest way to be validated. As long as it’s authentic, it doesn’t matter if it’s small.
Love is in the little things, not just the grand gestures
Some people make the mistake of taking love for granted.
For them, being in a relationship means believing that everything is forgivable, 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 MISTAKE.
Relationships are like a beautiful, delicate plant. A relationship must be nourished daily. It needs water, nutrients, 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 to all 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 can’t forget to nourish our relationships every day with the things that really matter:
- Your words and the tone you communicate them with.
- The language you use: understanding and empathetic.
- Your look and body language.
- Demonstrating that your loved is is a priority for you.
Don’t put off until tomorrow the love you can give today
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 investing in reciprocity to create full, authentic, meaningful relationships.
- You need to be conscious of how you interact with people every day and 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 or to give that special touch your partner needs to fall in love with you even more.
Few things are more important in this world than feeling loved and knowing how to give love. Let’s do it in a smart, useful, respectful way.
Invest in reciprocity and in daily affection. Pay attention to the little things, and make your goal the happiness of the people you love the most.