· Turn a regular day into an All-About-You day just for your mate
· Send a surprise gift to his/her workplace
· Always kiss goodbye and goodnight
· Boast about your mate and your relationship to mutual friends
· Arrange for a babysitter so you can have an unexpected date night
· Say how much you love each other even if you think it’s known
· Write a short fairy tale using you and your mate as the characters (Once upon a time…”)
· Cook your significant other’s’ favorite meal
· A handmade gift or card
· Buy their favorite snacks and drinks
· Go to a movie of their choice
· Put notes in places that only they will discover
· Hug them, kiss them, and say, "I love you" every day, no matter what. Kids thrive on it and it's a daily fix we all need no matter what our age!
· Spend time alone with each of your children. Go out to lunch, take a leisurely walk, or just hang out together letting them know you value them as individuals.
· Hide some secret love notes where your spouse and kids are sure to find them.
· Read "just one more book" even if it's late and you're tired. And don't forget to read to older children who already know how to read themselves. It's a great opportunity to snuggle.
· Tell them how wonderful it is being their parent and how much you like the way they're growing up.
· Let your children choose their own clothes. It shows you respect their decision-making ability. Besides, everyone will know you didn't dress them. You would never mix plaid and stripes!
· Stop washing the dishes and talking on the phone and really listen when they are talking to you.
· Slip little love notes, jokes, poems, and words of encouragement into your children's lunchboxes, backpacks, or next to their beds (if you leave before they wake up), just to let them know you're thinking about them all day long.
· Let your children overhear you complimenting them to someone else.
· Forget about yesterday. Start each day fresh. It's a new opportunity to have a better relationship with your children and to fall in love with them all over again.
· Mark family game nights on your calendar so the entire family can be together. Put a different family member's name under each date, and have that person choose which game will be played that evening.
Family Members and Friends
· Send a note of appreciation
· Buy a cup of coffee
· Drop off Groceries
· Drop off a meal
· Make a basket of their favorite snacks and put it on their porch with a note
· Send them a link to a music video you guys used to love.
· Post a picture of someone or something gorgeous on Facebook and tag it as a photo of them.
· Give them a book you’ve already read, and inscribe it with a meaningful message.
· Send them a text that reads, “Thought of you today, and it made me smile.” “I am thinking and praying for you today!”
· Write a letter to your partner’s parents, complimenting them on bringing up such a fine person.
· Write a note of thanks for the little things they might do to help you and your family.
· Buy their favorite Candy or a gift certificate for Dinner
· Make a Card.
· Find their favorite childhood movie or show and order in on DVD for them.
Random Acts of Kindness
- Pay for the person behind you in a Drive-Thru
- Take someones cart back to the door
- Help unload groceries
- Hold the door open