Valentine’s day is right around the corner and many are planning big things to show their love. While these are part of a relationship, it is nice to be appreciated throughout the year. Inside jokes, simple routines or small tokens are the “little” things that make your relationship unique. We’ve noticed the things that mean the most are often not grand or expensive at all.
Our Cup of Love tradition is something that happened spontaneously and we still use the simple gesture to show each other we care…
We both love a cup of coffee in the morning – Sean to help him wake up and me for the routine of it. When we first started living together, whoever was up first would make the other person coffee. We would even bring it to each other in bed.
How the Cup-of-Love earned its name
Around this time, I found cups with dragonflies on them at the dollar store. I love dragonflies and am delighted whenever I find something with a dragonfly on it. I won’t buy something just because it has a dragonfly but happily bought a red and a black cup since they were so cheap.
We both ended up liking the red cup more than the black. Therefore, along with making the other person coffee, we would always give it in the red cup when we used the set. This was never something we discussed – it just happened. It was given out of pure thoughtfulness. A few months of choosing to give the favorite cup to the other person we started referring to it as the “Cup of Love”.
There is an unspoken rule that the cup isn’t taken out of the cupboard unless it’s to make a drink for the other person. It may seem like a lot of meaning wrapped up in an object. However, it’s not about the exact cup. It’s the act of thinking of the other person first. This is one of the simple, small ways we show each other love.
What simple “Cup of Love” gestures do you have that show your partner care? Let us know in the comments!
Denise and Sean
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