Kindness is the sugar and spice of romance
How often do you show kindness to your sweetheart? It is easy to be kind to colleagues and friends. But when it comes to the ones we are intimate with, kindness may not always come easy. The absence of kindness in romance is like eating an orange that has no juice, or eating food without salt. It makes romance blunt. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, sympathetic, generous and considerate.
When you notice your loved one having a hard time, let them know you have noted their distress. Offer to comfort and help them. You may not have the solution, but you can hold their hand or cuddle them as they cry.
Being kind means using kind words to express appreciation and remind them how special they are to you. When they succeed, kindness means you celebrate their achievements by being openly happy for them.
If there is a challenge in the relationship, kindness means that you discuss this problem with compassion, by telling the truth in a gentle way. It means the willingness to accept feedback in a loving and caring way. It means having the willingness to understand how your actions have affected your sweetheart. Kindness also means forgiveness for mistakes.
When you say ‘I love you’ and you show kindness to your sweetheart, your words ring true. If you say the same words everyday, without caring actions and words, your sweetheart will struggle to believe you.
Being kind gives satisfaction to both the giver and the receiver. Every time you do something good for someone else, you feel good about yourself. The other person also feels cared for. When two lovers are kind to each other, it creates a never-ending loop of kindness. Kindness makes romance sweet.