Giving and receiving is not all about material gifts. In fact, it is much deeper than it seems, it is about caring and showing it.
We all want to feel important, don’t we? We feel important through other’s eyes, and we feel special through our partner’s eyes.
A heartfelt compliment will make the receiver feel wonderful for hours, and maybe days if the compliment can fully sink into one’s heart.
Whenever we give someone the opportunity to feel important, we are sending the most positive energy. We allow that person to feel good. More importantly, we boost that person’s health and vitality.
It does not have to go through words, sometimes an intense look, a gentle caress, or a hug are enough to convey this feeling of importance. As long as we are fully into what we do with the intention of giving at that point, we will make our partner feel wonderful.
In a long-term relationship, we tend to overlook these small gestures on both ends, the giver and the receiver. It is particularly important therefore to create the space for special times when these gestures become meaningful again.