Showing gratitude is invaluable for all of our relationships. But the busier life gets, the more challenging it can be to nurture the bonds we share with others—and even ourselves. During our current climate, where we are slowing down and spending more time with our families at home, it can be a great opportunity to strengthen our relationships. From small gestures to big, there are lots of ways to let a loved one know how much you appreciate them.
When it comes to staying in touch, living in a digital world has its advantages. Whether it’s a short text or Facebook post to say hello, or a long e-mail to say more, reaching out in this way can go a long way to let someone know they’re on your mind.
When was the last time you sat down and practiced your penmanship? Help revive the art of letter writing, while reaching out to the people you love, by surprising them with a handwritten letter or card. (Bonus: everyone loves getting something other than bills in the mail!)
Reaching out doesn’t have to cost a thing, but sometimes a well-chosen gift can mean all the difference in somebody’s day. If you can’t think of what to give, we’re here to help, with thoughtful gifts for any sentiment you want to express.
This is so easy to do because the only person it requires is you. Here’s a list to get you started: