In a world where it’s easy to focus on ourselves, our goals, our desires, and our plans, there’s something inspiring about anyone who makes it a priority to truly see and acknowledge the people around them.
Whether it’s your parents, siblings, or friends, making someone you love feel special doesn’t have to be complicated and you can do it every day and here is how you can do it.
Celebrate their successes
It’s good to achieve something you wanted to achieve and even much better to have someone there to celebrate with when you finally do that thing.
You can be happy for their happiness and rejoice with them in their success. You can make someone feel good about themselves by recognizing how hard they have worked to get where they are now.
Open up to them
People don’t open up to just anyone. They open up to those that they trust and are close to. So by letting someone in and showing them your vulnerable side, you communicate your trust and closeness to that person.
It’s such a nice thing to hear from someone and can instantly make a person feel like they matter. It can be as simple as, “I’m really grateful to have you in my life,” or, “You’re such a good friend or girlfriend/boyfriend.”
A good hug can tell someone more about how you feel. When you hug someone, properly hug them for an extended period of time to share a moment of special connection.
It needn’t be every day, but it’s always lovely when someone notices you’ve made an effort. Try to give them that warm feeling that you get when someone pays attention and appreciates something you’ve done.
Believe in them
By making it clear that you believe in someone, you give them a reason to believe in themselves, and this can make them feel really special.
If they are about to start a new job, write them a message telling them how they’re going to smash it or buy them a little something for their desk to remind them that you’re thinking of them.
Support their goals and dreams
Be someone’s number one supporter and encourage them to push beyond their comfort zones to achieve the things they want to in life.
They may be looking for reassurance that it’s a good decision to invest, and you shouldn’t lie to them and say that it’s free from risk, you can tell them that it will involve some element of risk, but they will not regret taking that risk.
Lend an ear and listen
Sometimes listening is enough. If someone you love is going through a hard time, try to just be there for them because it can make a huge difference to how they’re feeling.
Call them and tell them that you’re free to listen if they want to cry. Visit them regularly if they live nearby and let them pour out all their worries to you.
Whenever someone helps you in even the smallest way, be purposeful with your thanks. Don’t just throw them a simple thanks when you could make it clear that what they have done for you was of real help. It’s amazing to show your sincere gratitude for the efforts of others to make them feel amazing about themselves.
Go all out once in a while
Do something big to communicate just how important they are to you. Take them away for the weekend, take them out for a nice dinner, or surprise them with a treat or experience that you know they’d just love. It doesn’t have to be a birthday or anniversary to remind someone just how much they mean to you and how grateful you are to have them in your life.
There are so many other ways that you can show someone they are special and appreciated. Be creative and consistent in letting people know they are special to you.