Something happened today that make me stop and think. It could have been the date, maybe the topic, or perhaps a conversation last night.
A man walked into the store and was buying donuts.We had a brief exchange and I said "put a red heart on the bag and buy a card" He shrugged and chuckled a little as he said, "I'm not into buying cards."
I didn't respond, and maybe I should have, and I might have had company pondering the thought.
You see, last night a friend was telling about a book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman.
This book, if you are not familiar, talks about the love languages or how a person most perceives love. The Five Love Languages are:
1. Words of Affirmation
You feel most cared for when your partner is open and expressive in telling you how terrific they think you are, how much they value or respect you, etc.
2. Acts of Service
Then this is your love language if you most loved when your partner offers to give you a break from some task so you can do something you enjoy.
This love language is just as it sounds. A warm hug, a kiss, touch, and sexual intimacy make you feel most loved.
4. Quality Time
Do you most respond when you and your partner are fully present and engaged no matter how insignificant the activity?
Your partner taking the time to give you a gift can make you feel appreciated.
My thought as it relates to the conversation this morning was "I wonder if his wife likes receiving cards?" She may be used to his behavior, and it's not relationship ending either way. However, it seems to me, and maybe you agree, it could genuinely strengthen a relationship if we took the time to put some thought into these things and who our love in ways our Valentine can most appreciate. With that, you too can ponder.
Have a beautiful Valentines day.
The fun-seeking explorer
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