A good surprise is hard to beat in terms of showing a person that you care. To truly pleasantly surprise someone, you have shown yourself to be thoughtful, engaged in them, and willing to sacrifice your time/effort/comfort/etc. for them.
The surprise can be given to anyone. In fact, the reason I'm thinking about this now is due to Kate. She surprised our two older boys with a 'camp out with Mom night.' You would have thought all the Backyardigans had shown up with ice cream. She knows they love an adventure, feeling older, and doing something 'cool.' (Little do they know it will be in the 50's tonight.....)
When was the last time you surprised your loved one? Really pulled out all the stops and created a surprise just for them? Something that made them smile, laugh, look young again? Sure, it takes time and effort to create something she or he would truly enjoy. But, if you won't make time to pleasantly surprise your loved one, you gotta ask yourself: Are your priorities right? Are you in the relationship for the right reasons?
Just as a shameless plug: one of the reasons we created GetinHerHead.com was to make it easier for couples to show one another that they care. The Out of the Blue Reminders really help. Take a minute or five to plansomething for you loved one right now. Get in the habit of doing somethingcompletely random and surprising every 4 weeks. For extra credit, write down what you did for them in order to switch things up the next time and the next and the next.
Go ahead. They are worth it. And, if they aren't, find someone who is!
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Send a few of the ecards along to friends. Even guys will appreciate it them. They can be the subtle kick in the teeth we sometimes need. Remember, when done with humor, we respond. Sarcasm, though funny at times, usually won't get it done.
While some are off color, many are absolutely hilarious and would serve as a fabulous way to catch your loved one's eye. Someecards was co-founded by a former writer at The Onion, another completely hilarious if sometimes off color media outlet.
If you are going to send something, make sure it catches their eye. Someecards can help. Send one to them today, if you dare.