The Importance of Expressing Your Love
Enchanted Rainbows by Gabriella Eva Nagy is a great book containing lovely illustrations and heartwarming words. It is a perfect gift to give someone you love on their birthday, especially since it is a visual representation to say ‘happy birthday’ to your loved one. The beautiful words found in this book precisely captures the essence of celebrating birthdays and of making people feel loved on their very special day.
If there is one important lesson that people can learn from reading the Enchanted Rainbows, it is that love should be expressed not just during a person’s birthday, but every single day. The expression of love comes in different ways. Some express their love through grand gestures, while others show their affection by doing something as simple as gifting people or greeting them. Indeed, there is no single, universal way to express love.
There are plenty of reasons why you need to show your love for others. For one, love, in its very essence, is meant to be expressed, not bottled up. To convince you further, this article briefly discusses the importance of expressing your love.
It makes your loved ones feel appreciated
Love signifies appreciation. By expressing your love, you are showing your loved ones that they matter to you and that you appreciate their presence. This is the very essence of expression – it does not only make you feel free, but it also makes other people feel good about themselves. When you show your love to your family, friends, or partner, you are somehow making it evident that all of their contributions to your life, no matter how big or small, do not go unnoticed. Thus, an expression of love also equates to an expression of gratitude. It signifies that you appreciate people enough to love them.
It improves your relationships
Healthy relationships are built on love. Whether it is familiar, friendly, or romantic, love is what keeps a relationship going. For this reason, the expression of love in a relationship is utterly necessary. When people in a relationship can freely show their love for one another, they tend to feel happier and more secure. This stems from the fact that there is no inhibition in the expression of love. When you express your love, you are somehow ensuring your loved ones that you are not repressing nor hiding anything from them. As a result, your relationships tend to be much more profound, honest, and stronger.
It is good for your overall well-being
Expressing your love in any way can improve your overall well-being. According to a study led by Kory Floyd, a professor at Arizona State University, communicating your positive emotions, including love, for others through words or actions can give you a wide range of health benefits. These benefits include lowering your stress hormones, lowering your blood pressure, and strengthening your immune system. Aside from improving your physical health, love can also enhance your emotional and mental well-being. This is because love, in general, produces positive emotions. Therefore, when you are able to express your love for others, you tend to harbor nothing but positivity.
It keeps you from having regrets
This is one of the most important reasons why you need to express your love for other people – it keeps you from having regrets later on in your life. There is no regret that is going to be more haunting than your failure to express your love for your loved ones. Especially once your loved ones are gone, regrets will come back haunting you, and all you will ever do is think about are those opportunities that you missed to make your loved ones feel loved. If you do not want this to happen, then it is time to reflect upon your relationships, and start trying to be as open about your love as possible.
Ultimately, expressing your love is important not just because it helps you become a better person, but also because it allows you to establish strong and honest relationships with other people. As stated, there are more than one way to show your love for people. The book Enchanted Rainbows serves as a good example that grand gestures are not always necessary. Sometimes, doing something as simple as greeting your loved ones or celebrating their existence on their special day is already a great expression of love. Indeed, love does not ask for too much, it simply asks to be expressed.