International Women’s Day: Eight Ways to Celebrate Your Woman
1. Offer Her the gift of listening. Focus on others and hear what they’re really saying. Remember the 80/20 rule: Listen more, talk less. This allows others to share, and also gives you a chance to understand their feelings.
2. Say please and thank you. This is a simple act you can practice every day, but many of us often forget to do so. It can make a huge difference in our lives.
3. Tell Her how much you love and appreciate everyday. A little love goes a long way. Many of us are guilty of taking people for granted, so it’s good to acknowledge those who’ve impacted our lives and those we could not live without.
4. Offer to help Her in need. There’s always someone who needs something. Often helping others is a way to make you feel good, too. The person you help could be a close friend, neighbor, senior citizen, or challenged individual.
5. Write a letter or send a card to Her. You’d be surprised by how much people appreciate this gesture. So many of us have gotten into the habit of exclusively sending e-mail, so it’s especially nice to receive a note in the mail.
6. Write Her a poem of gratitude. For some people, writing a poem is easier than for others. You can start by making a list of the reasons you love these individuals. You can also reminiscence about how you met them and what you hope your future together will look like. Also, consider reading love poems by Sufi poet Rumi, Leonard Cohen, or others.
7. Practice the art of forgiveness. We often have little spats with loved ones, but as they say, “Pick your fights.” Try to release anger and frustration so that you can adopt a more positive attitude.
8. Give gifts
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