Did you know that August is Romance Awareness Month? It’s true! A whole month dedicated to the observance and celebration of romance, and how important it is to our relationships with our significant others.
So take every one of August’s thirty-one days to let your loved one know how important he or she is to your life, and maybe it will become a life-long practice.
As a romance writer, one of the things I enjoy most about creating a romantic story is thinking of things my characters can do to show their love and affection for one another. You don’t have to jet off to some romantic vacation spot, or break the bank with an expensive candlelight dinner. It’s the little things that count. Just showing appreciation for the things your significant other does to make your life sweeter, richer, and more fulfilling, can mean so much.
Here are some ideas to make the little things count:
- Does your honey love chocolate? Place a piece of chocolate on his or her pillow at night before bed.
- Stash a love note in your sweetie’s briefcase or lunch bag.
- Send a romantic text message just because.
- Bring home her favorite take-out so she doesn’t have to cook.
- Surprise him with a homemade breakfast one weekday morning.
- Participate in an activity your significant other loves. Ladies, treat him to a baseball game. Men, take her to the theatre. Or vice versa.
- Does she hate going grocery shopping? Offer to go for her.
- Did he have a tough day at work? Treat him like a character on Mad Men by greeting him with his favorite adult beverage and a quiet dinner.
- Did she have an important presentation today? Take her out later for a little celebration.
- Prepare a bubble bath, light some candles, uncork her favorite bottle of wine, and give her some quiet time while you watch the kids.
What little things do you do to let your significant other know how much you love and appreciate him or her? One lucky commenter will win a free copy of Gregory Godek’s 1001 Ways to be Romantic.
The month of August I’ll be tweeting (@rebeccaheflin) and posting to Facebook romantic gift ideas, quotes and poetry, and more tips to make your loved one feel special.