Many of the ritual stories we receive reveal adorable expressions of couples, kids, parents, grandparents, sisters, uncles, and best friends who find creative, private, and/or unique ways of saying “I like you.” “I love you.” and/or “I’m glad you’re in my life.”

How do you “say” as much to someone special in your life? Do you surprise your spouse by filling up her gas tank on a frigid winter day? Do you leave loving little notes by the coffee pot? Maybe you bake your best friend a batch of gooey monster cookies — for no particular reason? Or send your college-aged kid a care package overflowing with peanut M&Ms, his cherished childhood treat? Or have a saying, word, or hand gesture that privately means “I love you” .. an expression just between the two of you?

Do tell! These are kinds of small but significant rituals in all of our lives … and we’d love to hear about yours!