People often wonder how to love others, especially those who can not easily show how they feel to people. While for others, it is quite easy for them to show the love they feel for others.
In our journey of life, we are often surrounded by people, I guess that is why many agree with the saying that no man is an island. But, even when we are constantly surrounded by people that we genuinely care about, it may be hard to show them how appreciative we are to have them in our lives.
Showing people you love them can take up different forms, and we are going to talk about some of them shortly.
How to Love People
1 Accept Them
Most people have the mentality that they can change people, be it their partner, friend, family, etc. They forget that even after advising people, it is left for them to decide whether they will change or not.
The only thing you can do for people is to love and accept them the way they are. Overlook most of the minor offenses, but it doesn’t also mean you shouldn’t point out their errors to them.
2 Express your love
Most people find it hard to express how appreciative they are of how they love people in their life. Once in a while, go out of your way to express it.
It isn’t bad to tell people what they mean to you, and if they have other love languages like words of affirmations, gifts, etc, you can do that for them. Sometimes, expressing how you cherish them is what they want.
3 Do Things for People
This follows directly from the other point. It also involves you making yourself available for the people in your life. Can they rely on you to help them when they need it? Can you show up for them when they need someone?
Doing things for them can be shown when you render help to them without them requesting it. These are the little things that show them you care.
Showing love to people can be seen in you being honest with them. What do I mean? You may be wondering. Well, you should be the one to tell them the truth they need to hear.
It also involves you being mature enough and loving them enough to tell them when they are being difficult, childish, falling short of the expectations they have set for themselves, etc.
5 Forgiving them
Most people find it hard to forgive themselves which translates into difficulty in forgiving others. So, loving yourself and others is forgiving yourself and them when they offend you.
Don’t wait for them to apologize because most times, it won’t even come. Show them, love, by truly forgiving them and forgetting the wrong they did.
Will you implement these steps conquerors?
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