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I sat down and opened my lunchbox at work ready to eat my usual cheese and Vegemite sandwich. Sitting on top was a folded piece of paper. I opened it and read the words, ‘Enjoy your lunch. I’m cooking tea tonight. Love you xx.’
This note was written by my husband on a whim over thirty years ago and I still have it. My husband passed away at the age of thirty-one and this note is one of the few mementos I have from our short life together.
Love notes may seem a bit corny, but they are a simple, spontaneous way of letting your partner know that you're thinking of them. They don’t have to be flowery or romantic – just a way of connecting with each other when you can’t be together. Text messages are great too, but there's just something a bit more special about finding a hand-written note in an unexpected place.
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There are a few creative ways you can slip a love note to your partner.
- For a start – don’t write anything that could come back to haunt you. If the note should be seen by others or fall into the wrong hands, it could be very awkward indeed.
- Don’t be repetitive. Leaving notes too often, always saying the same thing or leaving the note in the same spot will become tedious very quickly. Show your sincerity by mixing it up a little. Being unexpected is what makes it special.
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- Take advantage of obvious opportunities. If you have to leave a note saying you’ll be home late, finish off with a smiley face, a few kisses or a compliment.
- Drop a note in your partner’s pocket or wallet. Slip one inside the book they’re currently reading.
- Inject some humour. Funny lines, quotes, jokes or pictures should elicit a smile.
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Remember that it’s easy to take a relationship for granted and there are some circumstances over which we have little or no control. Cherish each other and take every opportunity to show your love – even in the littlest ways, because sometimes the littlest ways are the most special.