Don’t you fear, this is not a mushy post… or at least I don’t think it is.
There is a book by Gary Chapman called “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate,” and I haven’t read it… BUT in it he talks about five ways that we best receive love. We all receive love differently and we are pre-disposed to showing it in those ways.
Over the years I have come to realize that I receive love best through words of affirmation. I am a huge words person and it literally means the world to me when I get notes or letters of affirmation. In fact, the best gift my wife has and ever will get me came last year for my thirtieth birthday when she gave me a book full of letters from friends and family. With every letter tears were shed and memories were talked about. It was the freakin absolute best gift ever.
The purpose of this post is because my sister just recently gave me a card that was full of the sweetest message. It didn’t just say that she loved me but she told me about how a piece of content I created, had impacted her and clarified a way of thinking. She really is the best sis one could ask for and I have loved seeing how our relationship has grown as we have been adults.
I want to encourage those reading this to at least look at and get a general understanding of the love languages because it will impact how you interact with those around you. Knowing how the ones you love or work with best receive love / affirmation will change your relationship. When we do this, it changes the culture of our home and office for the better as it becomes a place where teamwork and help thrives.