Not too far back, Kristen Bell made the internet collectively swoon with the Instagram message she posted to celebrate her husband, Dax Shepard's 14th soberversary. In her own message, she recognized his parenting skills (of both humans and dogs) and how hard he's worked to remain sober.
“I understand how much you loved using. I understand how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it. I will forever maintain awe of your dedication, and also the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry as it's needed. You're always open to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and hard love when it's needed most. You've end up being the fertilizer within the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to develop. I’m so proud you have never been embarrassed with your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it could inspire another person to become the very best form of themselves.
You have certainly inspired me to do this,”
(No, you're the one crying.)
It's amazing the effect a simple but moving note on social media might have. With that in mind, it's not necessary to be considered a celebrity or pen a heartfelt missive like Bell's to exhibit the individual you're dating that you simply care and appreciate them. Here are a few quite simple and sweet things you can do to show your date that you simply think they're the bee’s knees.
- Text them without warning.
Who says you need a reason to text someone? There is something to be said about texting someone to say, “hey, I believe you're an awesome person. I simply thought you need to know <3” It requires two minutes, but pays huge dividends for making your partner feel special.
- Bringing them their favorite snack.
If you show up for our date with a bag of Haribo gummy bears, I'll adore you forever. Okay, maybe “love” is a strong word, but I'll definitely smile ear to ear. Show your date that you have been paying attention and are available equipped with their most favorite snack.
- Send them a note on social media.
While I'd be pretty weirded out when the person I had *just* started dating posted a public message like Kristen Bell's, if you are already friends on social media, there is no harm in letting your partner know that you're considering them and think they're great. Just maybe keep it private for the time being.
- Even better-.write them a handwritten note.
If the individual you're dating isn't big on social media, a pleasant handwritten note or card is an easy and romantic way to inform them that you simply appreciate them.
- Make them a playlist.
The Spotify playlist is the new mixtape. When the person you're dating has a boring commute or perhaps is looking to get back to working out (or perhaps if they're not) make sure they are a playlist — because who doesn't love having songs at their disposal?
- Do something which makes their life easier.
Whether it's taking out the garbage when you get to their apartment, bringing them lunch to work or offering to give them a ride to that inconveniently located appointment, finding methods to make the other person's life just a little easier is a great way to show that you care.