Simple Ways to Enrich Relationships
February 19, 2016 7:49pm CST
Human lives become meaningful and fulfilling when the relationships we hold dear, are maintained and enriched. Maintaining and enriching all relationships- - - be they between husbands and wives, parents and children, between siblings and relatives, between boss and employees or between friends, may not always be easy. But it can be done with genuine interest, focus and practice. Good communication is the key. Communications can be verbal or non-verbal. Frequent uses of words like thank you, please, sorry, love you, miss you when used with sincerity, can enable all relationships to thrive. It’s important to let the other person know the true nature of your feelings; nothing that you say should sound hollow. Think how much nicer it would be to let your spouse know how much he/she was missed while away or letting your friend know that you are available and ‘will be there’ when needed. It has rightly been said, “Little things in life, mean a lot. It can go a long way in strengthening and enriching all relationships. Many-a-times, the written words too could have a lasting impact, as these could be excellent reminders of your affection. One can send a small note to let the person you care about know how much he/she means to you, like “I love you with all my heart” or “your presence in my hour of grief meant a lot to me.” Your message must be simple, meaningful and heartfelt. Lest we forget: Little acts of kindness too can go a long way in strengthening and enriching one’s relationship. It could be anything like visiting a sick relative or a neighbor or gifting a box of candy, a bottle of favorite perfume, or a bottle of wine to renew an old friendship or spark a new one. However, the bottom line remains: Whatever you say or do, must spring from the heart.
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• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Feb 16
@Gabugs it is the kindest words and simplest things that we do that mean the most. My godfather is bedridden so I sent him some chocolates at Christmas he loved them so much I sent him another box for the Chinese New Year.
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
22 Feb 16
@Gabugs (686) I agree with you one hundred percent. And I really try my best to put my love in every relationship I am involved in and, family, friends, neighbors... all..and always welcome more. Friends, true friends, are precious