It’s easy to become very preoccupied with tasks and responsibilities during the pandemic. Whether that would be job searching, volunteering, or school, we all have one event (or multiple) consuming our entire lives and schedules. Sometimes, though, we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Trying to be on top of our work and finding solutions to our dilemmas may be our priority, but despite the workload, we should always remind ourselves of our close ones. Remember the difficult situation you faced this year or last year? Even if it wasn’t COVID-19-related, think of the person who guided and supported you throughout the difficult event. Now, think of your closest friends and family members. Try to remember the trips you experienced with them and reminisce about those memorable moments. Remind them of how much they mean to you, especially today, on National Love People Day.
Here are 5 ways you can show love to your dear ones on National Love People Day:
1. Make them a thank-you card.
It’s always great to show gratitude to the special person you love. A DIY thank-you card is a perfect way of saying “I appreciate the support you gave me.” To begin, you can purchase a print or colored paper at a local dollar store along with other miscellaneous material needed for the final craft. Feel free to experiment with different materials and textures, and throughout the process, just remember there is no such phrase as ‘too much.’ Your loved one will appreciate the effort and creativity you put in, and they’ll be thankful as well.
2. Cook them a meal.
Everyone craves a delicious meal after a long, tiring workday. Luckily, you can make the process easier and more efficient for your loved ones. Research your favorite recipes and begin preparing the dishes beforehand. As soon as you finish, decorate the meals with fruits and vegetables on the side. You can either serve with a delicious homemade sauce or a quick, DIYed beverage. Your guests will be surprised to see the food prepared for them, either way.
3. Record a love song for them.
If you find yourself humming and singing to your favorite tunes, why not use the talent and record a love song cover? Make sure you know your peers’ favorite genres before selecting the right song. Study the lyrics and tunes prior to recording the song, and try to play the instrument as well (only if you are comfortable doing so). Your loved one will definitely enjoy this idea and feel happy they met you.
4. Host a talent show for the whole group.
This idea is well suited for families and friend groups alike. However, the concept can also be modified for a one-on-one performance. Before hosting a live mini-concert, consult the options available to you whether online or not. Then, allow everyone to participate by showcasing their passions and hobbies. Book a rehearsal and recital time for the participants with physical distancing measures or, even better, online. Once everyone is comfortable, host the mini talent show and have fun watching the performances. In the end, remember to remind your group of friends how much you love and support them.
5. Write a romance poem and recite it to them.
If you’re a poet at heart, you’re probably inspired by millions of events occurring around the world. Hence, why not use your passion to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them? Think of a difficult event and describe how your significant other has helped you. Remember to write about how much you appreciate them and their support. When your companions read your words, they will be more thankful than ever to have you with them.
Life is difficult with various problems and deadlines. Despite the dilemmas we face, we should always remember those close to us. Throughout our problems, they were there for us. Appreciating our friends and family members around us is the first step for celebrating National Love People Day. Before this day ends, let us try to remind them how much we are willing to reciprocate their love and appreciation. And we shall do that daily.
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