Sunday, September 10, 2006
The Five Love Languages
I bought this great book "The Five Love Languages" and I'm tellin' ya, it's a real page-turner.
For those who haven't read this great book, let me describe it for you.
There are five different languages people speak for love, or rather five categories:
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
I bought this book to learn to speak hub's language (which is Quality Time, btw and look what I'm doing right now ... )
Mine is Words of Affirmation, which is a total no-brainer, because look at me, I offer freebies so I can feel the love from you all! That and I love creating. But I love praise and affirmation. Who doesn't really?
Anyway, I bought the book for my marriage but realized I could extend it to everyone. There are some people in my life that I just can't communicate with. If I try to learn their love language, maybe I could. I think I'm gonna try it and see how it goes.
I already know what my children's languages are.
Max's is Physical Touch, because he loved to be hugged and to sit on someone's lap. He's 7 now and lately I have been pushing him off of my lap because he's so heavy. He always looked crushed. Now that I know more about his needs, I can allow him to sit on my lap, even if he is heavy because that's what makes him happy.
Danny's language is Quality Time (like father, like son), so I can help meet his needs by playing games with him and just taking time out for him exclusively.
I am so grateful there are writers out there to explain stuff like this. Because really, I'm kinda selfish and will usually do what I like when I like it.
But, I guess who isn't that way, too. But I'm really trying. Could you affirm me ;)
If anyone out there wants to find out what their language is, you can visit this Web site. It's too cool. http://www.fivelovelanguages.com/
Now I should go spend some Quality Time with my sweetie!
Here's your freebie, the preview is posted at the top. I call it "So You Want Shabby?" Dumb name, cute stuff, though. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed creating it.