Simplicity is BLISS

Recently a lady girl friend of mine was sharing with me about this elaborate flash mob wedding proposal at Changi Airport. She was commenting that with this video going viral all over Singapore, the men in Singapore would be having a big ‘headache’ as this man had certainly set a high standard to the rest of the guys out there.

However when asked if she was envious of the lady who had such a elaborate wedding proposal, her immediate response to me was “NO”. She has been dating her boyfriend for many years, though she expects her partner to do a proper wedding proposal but not certainly in the style that catches so much attention. To her, she prefers a simple, low-profile wedding proposal so good news for the guys out there, not all women like elaborate proposals 🙂

That drills down to the fact that sometimes doing more does not mean it is better. And also other than lavishing expensive gifts or planning elaborate big plans, there are other ways to make your partner’s day as well.

Let me share with you 3 little tips now. Absolutely hassle-free and almost free! 😉

1. Compliment them

Yes, just a simple compliment will make their day! It does not require elaborate thought and it serves as a reminder why they are special to you in the first place. It could be the simplest of things, like telling them how good they look in that dress/shirt etc

2. Say ‘thank you’

Especially for married couples, where things start to fall into a routine, it may slip your mind to express your appreciation for the little things your partner does for you every day. Just a simple ‘thank you’ to let them know your gratitude will definitely brighten their day. Studies have shown that people with grateful partners feel more connected to each other and are more satisfied in their relationship.

3. Surprise them with a text at work

A text to cheer them on in the middle of a hectic day at the office would be a great way to lift your partner’s spirits. Let them know they are in your thoughts, or that you look forward to seeing them after work. It’s as simple as that, but it will bring the both of you much closer.

As the saying goes “Sometimes the smallest things bring the greatest joy”


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