Don't Let the Light Die Out: Write a Love Letter
With access to internet and computers, less and less people are handwriting personalized love letters and poems to their loved ones. Even some who are handwriting it, are finding the letters online and copying them to make things easier.
Which completely defeats the purpose of a personalized love letter or poem!
So, if we want to get back into the swing of writing to your significant other, where would we even begin?
You could find a nice card at the local Walmart, but I think it’s safe to say your spouse would rather something that comes directly from the heart. Sadly, most people would rather take the easier route than take the time to compose something of their very own. Whether it’s due to the individual thinking they cannot compose something like that, they don’t have the time or are scared that their spouse will not appreciate the gesture — It’s the thought that counts. Even if you don’t fancy yourself a skilled writer, you can still create something heartfelt that your spouse will adore.
The good thing for you is that writing can be taken in many different ways, and with a little bit of practice, you will be hitting all your loved one’s heartstrings.
Tip #1: Write from the heart.
Make sure that anything you place onto paper is 100% truthful and caring. Let your loved one know exactly what you think of them.
If you hate them, maybe a love letter isn’t the right route.
However, if you adore your partner, start by writing about your first moments together, explain how much you’ve adored the life you have built and let them know how proud you are of them and their accomplishments. Take the time to make it as personal as possible.
My husband and I have been writing each other love letters since before we actually started dating. We keep them all in a heart shaped box that used to encase chocolates. We adore them and hold them close to our hearts. However, I can count on one hand how many greeting cards we’ve kept in that timeframe too. — 🧡 Kayla
Tip #2: Holidays, Birthdays and Anniversaries
There are many days that can give you a reason to write something special for that person that fills your heart with joy.
The day of your engagement
The day you started dating
The day your Child(ren) were born
These are just some of the most common days that you may be pushed to write your special someone a letter providing them with the reasons you love them. Reminding them that these days would mean nothing without them in your life!
Tip #3: Just because it’s Wednesday.
Yes, having a special occasion can be a wonderful reason to whip out pen and paper. However, there are many out there who would adore something for no particular reason at all. Gaining something that lets you know your spouse took the time and effort to make you smile unexpectedly can have a greater impact than anything they receive on a special occasion. So, grab some flowers and create a wonderful little note or poem… Just because it’s Wednesday!
The more you practice these creations for your special someone, the better you will get. You’ll find yourself writing in different ways and expressing different things than you have before so that all your letters do not sound rehearsed. After some time has passed, your spouse may come to anticipate created letters or poems rather than physical gifts. If that ever happens, you’ll know that your efforts have caused the impact you were seeking.
Everyone wants to feel that they are loved and appreciated. Contrary to popular belief, this does not always have to be done using a bank account. Remind them that they matter, remind them they are loved and remind them that your world is whole with them in it.
Use your words.
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla
Originally published on Medium.com September 2022
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