Swiss List: Whole Lotta Love
By: Katie “Swiss” Britt
Valentine’s Day can be super romantic or just a ball of stress depending on the situation. It doesn’t have to be. Romance does not have to be a grand gesture or expensive jewelry. Don’t get me wrong. That stuff is GREAT, but me and money do not always allow for these things. Showing the one you love how much you care can mean more than anything money could ever buy. Romance doesn’t always have to be romantic in the ways that we are told. Get creative and remember K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid. We don’t remember days, we remember moments.
Picture this. . . you are at work and you’re slammed. No end in sight and backed up hard. Your brain is going 100 miles an hour. You know you need to eat something but it’s on the bottom of the list.
In walks your favorite person with your favorite food. Forget a box of chocolates and owers. Someone showed up at the right time with just the right yum. The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach – that doesn’t just apply to men. Show up with the food you know they love at work. It’s a simple act that speaks volumes.
The first way to someone’s heart is food. Number two is family. Take your lady or man’s family out on a “date.” Not the whole fam, calm down. Taking out the kids, mom or sibling is sweet. It shows you care and it’s a bonding moment.
Giant disclaimer for this one: do not attempt this if you have just started dating. If a relationship is new, this can come across as weird. If you have been together a while, or are married, this is massive brownie points. It shows you care about your partner’s family.
With a Little Help:
No one likes to be nagged. It makes you sour on whatever the chore is. Your 5-year-old self says no because they didn’t say please. One of the best things you can do is to act without asking. You know that thing they want you to do. That annoying chore you avoid like the plague. Do that chore without them asking.
I know it’s hard. Laundry, dishes…handle it. I promise you. Nothing is sexier than the words “it’s been handled.”
Drive My Car:
We need cars to handle life. How else can you get you and the kids to where they need to be? Shipping out in a clean and safe ride can change the whole day. Check her ride. Fill up his gas tank. Top off fluids and make sure the wipers work right.
These are things that don’t cost much. You don’t have to spend a fortune to show you care. What shows you care more than making sure their ride is good to go?
Selfless acts. Call her BFF and plan a night out. Let them go on a date.
Let me spell this out. Plan a date night for your girl and her friend. Stay home with the kiddos and just let your partner have a fun night out. We get so lost in the day-to-day that this seemingly simple act can be huge. Letting someone slow down and just let go for a moment can change their whole outlook.
It’s something that will never be forgotten. Not to mention, it could come back to you in that good karma kind of way.