*This is a guest article*
We all have friends that we hold dear. Whether it is some old chums from our college days, the neighbor down the street, or that childhood pal of yours, showing your friends how much you care is a good way to strengthen your relationship. That said, how do you show your friends that you care?
Of course, there are several ways to do this. However, you may want to ensure that you go for something that shows your true intention and depicts how much you mean to them. Have any ideas? No? There are a few below, and they are designed to show your friends how much they mean to you.
Let’s kick off with the first.
1. Send handwritten notes and flowers
Many years back—before the introduction of technology—our parents used to send messages via letters. Today, such practice is extinct and considered stale thanks to social media platforms and instant messaging.
But, regardless, this shouldn’t deter you from sending a handwritten note, coupled with some beautiful flowers to your loved one. For the best results, ensure that the flowers you choose have a great symbol attached to them.
For example, sweet peas represent gratitude and loyalty while delphiniums send feelings of levity, frivolity, including joy; which are the typical feelings we celebrate in friendship.
2. Send gifts
Can you remember how you felt the last time you received a gift from a colleague, your mom, or your siblings? Can you recall how special the gift made you feel? That is the same way your friends feel (maybe even more) when you send gifts to them.
Sending gifts to a loved one comes with several benefits for you and the recipient. Making such a nice gesture doesn’t only strengthen the bond between you and your friends, it also builds confidence, evokes gratitude, spreads love, and of course, makes you feel happier.
Consider offering personalized gifts to loved ones. For instance, if you have a friend who is a wine fanatic, you can send him a wine membership gift on a random day for the best results. You can also explore other options.
3. Tell them how much they mean to you
Don’t just show them, tell your friends how much they mean to you, and be sure you mean it. Remember, no one knows when his time on earth will be cut short. You don’t want to regret leaving real affection unsaid, especially when the individual is no more.
So, gather up the courage, look that friend in the eyes, and let the words flow. Tell them they matter. Tell them how much you cherish their friendship including how much they mean to you. Doing so will go a long way in strengthening your relationship. It will also make you feel good
4. Be there when they need you
People are fond of sticking around when things are rosy, and then disappearing when things are not. You shouldn’t be one of those individuals who scamper when your friends need you or when they are facing certain challenges. Instead, ensure you are there for them come rain come shine. Doing this shows how much you care about them, and of course, it increases the chances of them sticking by you when you are faced with similar challenges.
Your friends are like umbrellas that keep you dry on a rainy day, and the hand that comforts you during bad days. Considering the important roles friends play in our lives, it makes sense that we always show them how much we care. Check up on them always. Buy them gifts. Celebrate their wins, and comfort them when they lose.