By sharing our feelings of love and appreciation with our friends, we can encourage greater intimacy in our relationships. While our friends often know that we appreciate them, choosing to express our care in obvious ways can make a profound statement. Not only do our friends feel flattered and moved by our generosity, but they automatically feel closer to us because we have opened our hearts to them. This will often inspire them to open their hearts to us in return, and we can create a deeper level of communication and sharing than we previously had. Over time, this connection will result in stronger bonds and deeper intimacy that help our relationships grow. As you express your love and appreciation to friends today, you are contributing powerful energy to the growth of your relationships.