You want to tell your mate how you really feel about them but you find yourself staring at a blank screen for such a long time you give up. Or you try a few lines only to delete them all and start over again. Why is it so hard to tell the loved one in our life exactly what their value is to us? Do you find it difficult to find the words to correctly express how you feel? Or is it that you just can’t explain it? Do not let words get in the way of telling your loved one how much they mean to you.
Everybody wants to be loved. When you’re busy living life, there never seems time to relax and truly enjoy that central relationship that makes it all worthwhile. Oftentimes we believe that those closest to us know precisely how we really feel about them and how important they are to us. But the sad reality is that frequently, they do not.
So how can you create a love letter that you will really feel proud to give and one that your loved one will cherish for all time? Where do you begin? Follow these simple tips below and you’ll be on your way in no time.
1. First write down 5 points that you love about your partner and be as specific as possible. Rather than writing that they are kind, instead be detailed about how they are kind. Possibly they constantly smile at waiters in restaurants or they’re excellent at making individuals feel engaged, particularly at parties.
2. Write down five points that they have done that confirms how much you love them and again, give examples. Possibly they enveloped you in a hug last night when you were feeling frustrated about your family. Or maybe they knew how disappointed you were when you missed out on that promotion and they cooked a unique meal to cheer you up.
3. Pick the greatest three examples from each of the above categories and weave them into your letter. You can start by saying ‘I adore how you…’ after which include the three examples from the first point. Then you can say something like ‘I loved the way you…’ and then mention the other examples. Make sure you emphasize how their actions made you feel, how loved you felt and how grateful you are to have them in your life.
4. It is best to write up a draft first after which go over it to determine if you are able to enhance it. Occasionally it helps to write up what you need to say, edit it until it flows well and then leave it for a day or two prior to going back for a final edit and polish.
5. Specialty paper and write out your letter. Do not worry if your handwriting isn’t perfect – it’s distinctly yours and your loved 1 will appreciate the time and effort you put into the letter. Should you really feel your writing is so bad it will be difficult to read or if your illegible handwriting is something you’ve argued about before then pay to have it hand written by a professional. At a stretch you could use a much more romantic font on your computer, say Garamond in italic, but you ought to truly only do that as a last resort. The more personal you can make your letter the more your loved 1 will treasure it.
6. Think about how you plan on delivering this letter to them. Will you slip it in their briefcase? Mail it? Leave it under the pillow? Do you need to be there when they open it? Should you want to see their reaction, then it’s best to hand it to them. You could team the letter up with a little gift like flowers or chocolate but make sure the gift doesn’t stand out as much as the letter since you want it to be the primary focus.
If a birthday or anniversary or other special occasion is involved you will want to mention that too.
20150204 – SA4QE
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As I have done for several years now, I participated today in an international conspiracy – called, mysteriously, SA4QE – to celebrate the naming day of the brilliant author, Russell Hoban.
All around the world, pieces of yellow paper, bearing quotes from Hoban books, have been left in public places – cafe tables, bookshops, park benches, telephone booths, train stations or anywhere my fellow participants deemed appropriate. Russell Hoban remains one of the most original writers of the twentieth century and one of my very favourites.
Here’s this year’s submission:
Russell Hoban’s naming day was cold and rainy here in White Rock BC, Canada. The pier was mostly deserted. I walked to the very end and attached this year’s quote to the railing that looks out to the American San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands.
As I walked back, a small smile of a rare kind took over my cold and wet face.
Happy Birthday Russ, and thank you.
“Perhaps this world that’s in us, this world that we’re in, was never meant to be fixed and permanent; perhaps it’s only one of a continuous succession of world-ideas passing through the world-mind. And we are, all of us, the passing and impermanent perceivers of it.”
Russell Hoban ~ From the Novel ‘Fremder’
You can check out other submissions as they come in, and learn more about Russell Hoban and SA4QE here.
Here are some beautiful funny words for birthday. Hopefully this collection of funny quotes about birthday will make you laugh.
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