How To Love Your Family

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“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.” ~Author Unknown

Here are a few tips to show your family just how much you love them.

1) Be There
Just being there when someone needs you is one of the best ways to show you care. Whether your sister isn’t feeling well or your spouse needs a shoulder to cry on, they’ll appreciate knowing they can count on you.

2) Make Time
Work and chores will always be there, but your kids won’t. Make time to play with them, take them on day trips and attend school functions. They’ll remember that you did.

3) Do Things “Just Because”
Don’t wait for a birthday or other special occasion to do something nice. Send a card or get a gift “just because” you’re thinking about someone.

4) Get Involved
Volunteer at your niece’s bake sale, help your brother’s band set up a show or give your kids a hand with their science projects. Helping out is a great way to show you love them.

5) Send a Smile
It’s so easy to send pictures and videos over the Internet that there’s no excuse not to. Go ahead and send a family member a smile to brighten their day.

6) Be Spontaneous
Spontaneity can help keep romance in your marriage. Surprise your spouse with a meal at a favorite restaurant or a trip just for the two of you and enjoy some quality time together.

7) Write a Letter
The next time you’re thinking of sending an e-mail to a distant relative, try writing them instead. There’s something special about receiving a good, old-fashioned letter.

8) Get Cooking
People have been showing love through food for centuries. Whip up your family’s favorite meal and serve it on your best plates to celebrate a special occasion or for no reason at all.

9) Be Silly
Don’t be afraid to get a little silly with your kids or young cousins. You’ll be able to relax and have fun, and they’ll like having someone who’s willing to goof off with them.

10) Say “I Love You”
Sometimes the easiest way to show you love your family is to say it. Tell your parents, spouse, kids, aunts, uncles and cousins that you love them. Even if you think they already know, it’s always nice to hear.