5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ Without Words

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Friday Five Val day

Valentine’s Day brings with it expectations about how we will express our love: flowers, candy, jewelry, dinner out, stuffed animals and Hallmark cards. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things – other than they’re a little. . . well, predictable. Sometimes it’s the little things – the quietest gestures – that say “I love you” the loudest.

Here are 5 ways to say “I love you” without words.

1. Blow a kiss. Whether across a crowded room where you only have eyes for your mate, or across an empty room in your own home with no people in between the two of you, it’s likely to result in a smile or a return air kiss directed at you.

2. Silent massage. Be it  the ‘ol sneak up behind ’em and rub their neck and shoulders or reaching for a foot as you watch TV together, you’re sure to get a wordless ‘mmmmmmmmmm.’

3. Dedicate a song. You have to be of a certain age to get this one. If you know you’re going to be listening to the radio as you work in the garage together or drive to that social engagement, call the radio station, request a song and ask that it be dedicated to your sweet spouse. An updated version? Have that special song cued up so when they start their car engine it’s the first thing they hear.

4. Have a bath ready. When they get home. Or right after the kids are put to bed. With two towels waiting to be used.

5. Provide a smile. Easy to do by putting that fun photo of the two of you or a comic strip that made you think of them in a place they will stumble across during their day. Here’s one that put a smile on my face – when I first saw it taped to my steering wheel some years back and – because I framed it – many times since!    Friday Five comic

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • I love music. Dedicate a song is my favorite.

  • Beautiful list, Shel! Happy day to you!

    • Shel Harrington

      Thanks, Luanne – hope you had (or are having!) a nice one.

  • Great list, Shel! Who needs diamonds and expensive gifts! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Shel Harrington

      There are probably many who won’t be able to relate to this, but sparkly never did anything for me! Hope you had a good one, Jill!

      • Me either, Shel! For me, how we treat each other day in and day out is worth more than a pile of diamonds. After 17 years, every day has been Valentine’s Day because we respect each other.

  • Love this. Great reminder that it’s not about the money but about the meaning. XO

    • Shel Harrington

      A sentiment that goes way beyond V-day for sure, Mari!

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