Within our social network, whether it’s family or friends or coworkers, everyone goes through life changes.
In our time, we have seen friends divorce, family members pass away, babies being born, and our loved ones fall in love.
As much as there are rough patches there are highlights, and whether someone is up or down, it is always a good idea to show that you care.
Most of the time, people don’t remember what you say, but they always remember what you do.
Our actions really speak to who we are as people, and when we act right, we have the opportunity to show someone that we are paying attention, we see them, and we are a source of comfort and support.
Here are a few ways you can show someone you really care because that little bit of attention can change someone’s life in ways you cannot even imagine.
Reaching out is one of the greatest ways you can show someone that you care.
Sometimes, texting is the best way to check in on someone because it’s not so evasive.
Texting gives a person the notification that you are reaching out without disturbing them.
When sending that text, it’s a great idea to not only see how the person is doing, but put in your message that you would love to chat on the phone.
Phone calls are so therapeutic as you get to hear each other’s voices and set aside time to really listen and respond.
Talking through a hard time is great for someone to do in order to get a lot off their minds, and talking is also a great way to get all the details on how well someone is doing.
Stop By And Visit
When you’re on that call, make a plan to get together.
A hug can really turn someone’s day around.
In-person communication and taking time out of your life to see someone can really make them feel appreciated and loved.
Whether you are going to sit with someone and help them through a tough spot, or if you are visiting someone to meet a new baby or love interest, being present is a gift.
Everyone is busy, but when you step out of your busyness to show you are thinking of someone and you care, you can really tighten your bond and make your relationship stronger than ever.
Buy a Gift
Everyone could use a little pick me up from time to time, and buying a small something to make someone feel better or celebrate a person will really make their day amazing.
Expensive gifts are not necessary, but if you can find something that you know will make a person smile or find something that you know a person will love and appreciate is always a great idea.
Whether a person is feeling up or down, you can really put a great accent on their life experience by taking some of your hard earned money to find that little thing that is perfect for them.
It shows that you see them, you know them, and you care about them.
Depending on the situation, flowers are a lovely gesture.
Although flowers don’t last forever, during the time that they are in full bloom and decorating someone’s home will make them know you care.
The fragrant odor, the colors, and the life they bring will remind your special person that you care.
Flowers are a work of art, and they can really brighten someone’s day or be the perfect way to celebrate someone’s achievement.
Flowers are also a symbol of love, so have flowers delivered and show some love to someone who may need it.
Offer Your Services
If you have someone in your life that has just had surgery or is home not feeling well, offer your services to help.
Doing small things like sitting with them while they are recuperating or helping them around the house doing things like dishes or helping to keep things tidy can really help someone get back on their feet.
When a person has their mind completely focused on getting well and not distracted by other things, it can help them in their recovery process.
Services are also great to offer in other situations like helping to cook for a party, helping to move someone out of their apartment, or offering to walk the dog are all great ways to not only show you care but they also show that you are a support system and, therefore, someone to rely on.
Make a Plan
In the hectic nature of life, we sometimes forget to send cards, emails, and texts even though we are thinking of the people we love often.
It’s not anything to get upset over, but if you can carve out some time for a loved one then do it.
A lot of times, people don’t want to talk about serious life issues or huge upcoming milestones through devices, but rather in person.
Making plans with someone shows how much you care because it requires communication and a huge desire to see that person.
In-person experiences really give you the comfort and privacy you need to really open up about each other’s lives and being the recipient of that kind of intimacy really shows that you are cared for and you care for another.
Plan a Trip
The best vacation memories are usually less about where you are and more about who you are with.
A person will really feel special when they find that you want to spend your time off with them.
A small weekend trip can mean just as much to someone as a week-long adventure somewhere in the world.
When we separate ourselves from our daily grind and all of our responsibilities, we have 100% focus on the other people we are with, and we can really bond with each other and learn a lot about each other.
There is a certain level of comfort we must have to travel with each other, and that comfort level can grow as you share new experiences with a friend.
Share Your Feelings
It’s not easy for a lot of people to show how they feel.
There is a certain level of vulnerability that comes with opening yourself up.
When we are able to be that vulnerable, the other person appreciates it more than we know.
Being honest and letting someone know that they are appreciated and an important part of your life can really make them feel loved.
This also gives the other person the opportunity to share how they are feeling and a deeper level of intimacy can be created so that you both can grow closer together and become an even stronger support system for each other.
Be Your Best Self
The greatest thing we can do for another person is to always show up as our best selves.
Before we can care for others, we must learn to care about ourselves.
When we are feeling the best about who we are, we have the tools and emotional capacity to be there for others and when we have our own issues in order, we can be fully present to help and celebrate another.
The best way to show you care is to take care of you and live and love within your own joy.
Being a whole person is the greatest thing we can give to our loved ones as we are reflections of each other.