Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
- Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
- Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
A simple 'I Love You' note stuck on the bathroom mirror or bringing in bed tea for your love are some of the smallest things that you can do. Just remembering a birthday, an anniversary or sometimes just lending your shoulder for her to shed a tear or two are also sweet. You don't need to be a Hollywood hero to do something really out of this world.
Your girl will appreciate every little gesture done by you. Women do notice things. We may not go gaga over everything you do, but be sure, we notice the simple and small things that you do. Even the smallest of the small gesture will not go unnoticed.
Things that May Seem Small But Matter
Small gestures are needed to keep your relationship alive. The world is too hard and you never know what to expect from life. The only thing that you can really depend on is one another. So, small gestures during the difficult patches of life make a big difference. A simple 'I Love You' with a peck on the cheek will surely make a difference to your partner.
This helps you leave the disappointments behind and helps you and your lover get through everyday. In today's world, life has turned into a hectic schedule and it is very difficult to spend quality time with your loved one. You need to make sure that you always have time for your lover and never forget your dates.
If you can't be there, you can use the Internet and have a cyber date. Or you can find some creative ways to show your affection to your lover. A message that says, 'I Miss You' sent out of the blue, often turns out to be a sweet gesture. Women like to know that they are forever in your thoughts.
Compliment them or maybe send over a small e-mail with a romantic poem. You can welcome your tired wife home by strewing rose petals from the main door leading to the bathroom. When she reaches the bathroom, surprise her with a hot bubble bath and a champagne bottle. Give her a nice massage to help relieve her stress and a gentle kiss to show that you care.
Guys always speak about their favorite sport or rock band. You can get your lover the new CD or DVD of the movie or music that he was waiting eagerly for. Or maybe you get him passes to his favorite game that you hate. This simple gesture of love where you put the lover's desires over yours are the ultimate expression of love.
Grand Gestures that Proclaim your Love
Grand gestures are those in which you go out of your way to show love and affection for your partner. If you are in a long-distance relationship, you can drop in over the weekend and surprise your lover by visiting him or her. Or you can take your girl for a romantic date to the best restaurant in town and sing the most romantic song in front of everybody.
These big gestures may include anything, from supporting your lover when he/she needs you the most to leaving your career, your well-settled life and moving to the town or city where he or she lives. They may also include overcoming your addictions such as smoking, drinking or even drugs, just so that your lover is happy.
It may also include doing something that you don't want to do, just because it is important to your lover.
These gestures as you can see, come from the heart. They are impromptu affectionate thoughts, that make one feel special all day long. They help keep the romance in your life alive.
Writing a Valentine's Day poem for someone you love or baking his favorite cookies even though you can't cook are simple things to do. Cuddling with your lover by a nice warm fire and listening to the crackle of burning wood without saying a single word is a romantic gesture.