Romance & Appreciation

Salamat. Multumesc. Danke. Gracias. Thank you.  What do those words mean?

  • An exclamation, a polite expression used when acknowledging a gift, service, or compliment. (
  • Something that you say or do in order to show you are grateful for something. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Even if words aren’t your sweetheart’s favorite way to be romanced, expressing gratitude can be powerful and romantic.

According to Dr. Sheri Meyers, saying “thank you” or paying your partner a compliment, anything that communicates that you appreciate your sweetheart, helps keep romance alive.

Unfortunately, we often ration words of appreciation. As William Arthur Ward said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

How can we show we appreciate our sweetheart? Here are three ideas I found online:

  • Send a handwritten thank-you note. People know it takes time to write one, and they value written thank-you notes far more than other forms of thanks. (Peter Economy)
  • Give a long, intimate hug; or stick out your hand for a handshake to cater to their preferences and make them smile. (
  • Acknowledge how another (your sweetheart) has specifically helped you. Resist the temptation to be too general. (Eric Holtzclaw)

That last one communicates something very important. It’s specific.

Read these two series of expressions:

  • Love ya – I love you – I love you because you brighten my day.
  • Thanks – Thank you – Thank you for the way you hold me.

How did these expressions feel?

When someone tells me, “love ya”, it doesn’t carry the emotion of “I love you.” The first of each list feels generic, almost nonchalant. The second, more personal. The third felt intimate.

Shower your sweetheart with specific appreciation. By expressing your gratitude to your sweetheart for something very specific and holding that expression three seconds, you can create a very romantic moment between the two of you. Robert

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