Note eleven of our 14 day series of love notes is to list three things your partner does that makes you feel loved.
Hello and welcome to our eleventh prompt of our 14 Days of Romantic Love Notes series! I’ll be following the 14 love letter prompts (listed in their entirety at the bottom of this post) one prompt per day. Be sure to snag the free printable at the end of the post if you want to follow along!
Note 11: What are three things your partner does that make you feel loved?
What does Rich do to make me feel loved?
Ya know, it’s the simple things. Big, grand gestures are always nice and appreciated, but I’ve found its the little daily gestures that mean the most to me and fill me with love.
Here are three simple things Rich does consistently to make me feel loved:
1 Expresses gratitude.
“Thanks for cooking dinner tonight. It’s really good.”
“Hey thanks for getting the kids ready for school.”
“Wow- the kitchen is so clean- thanks for cleaning it.”
It’s these mundane little things that Rich thanks me for make me feel noticed and appreciated, which is so, so important.
I can never hear thank you enough for the things that I do to make our house run because often these tasks can be so monotonous and draining (particularly when they are so fleeting- food gets eaten immediately after its cooked, the kitchen gets messy immediately after its cleaned), that without the noticing and the gratitude, my daily work can feel meaningless and overwhelming.
BUT with the gratitude and the noticing, I feel appreciated, I feel important. The work is easier and better.
It goes a long way.
2 Talks to me and listens to me.
My love language is quality time, so nothing fills me up like having a conversation with eye contact and full attention. When Rich really listens to things going on in my life- my successes and failures, joys and stresses- everything is better and I feel loved.
Likewise, I love when Rich talks and opens up to me about his successes and failures, joys and successes.
Its the glue that makes me feel connected to him.
3 Cares when I’m upset.
I’ll never forget a friend of mine who got divorced before I was ever married. She was tearfully explaining that her ex-husband never seemed to care when she was truly sad or upset or stressed. She would be crying her heart out in anguish and he would be playing video games right next to her without so much as a consoling word.
I don’t know why that image has stuck with me all this time, but I’ve always been so grateful that Rich has never been like that. He always cares when I’m sad. He always listens. Even if I’m being selfish or cruel or don’t deserve his empathy, he gives it. It is one of the most selfless things about him and I’m so grateful for his ability to care.
So there you go.
Ok your turn! What are three things your partner does that make you feel loved?
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