Monday, July 23, 2012
Prompt 11-How do you love?
Journal Prompt from i heart run with scissors: How do you love? Through dating, and marriage, I had always heard talk about the five love languages. I never thought much about it because I was pretty sure I knew exactly how I loved :) Once, I read the book, it made so much sense to me!!! What is your love language, how do you love?
I personally have not read the book but today's journal prompt makes me want to. I took a quick quiz on the website and discovered I love first through quality time. I need to know the ones I love want to just be with me hanging out and enjoying each others company. Quality times are the best times. Not a lot of fuss.
A pretty close second for me is acts of service. I never expect kindness or favors but when a loved one does something nice without being asked I feel loved. Clean the house? Cook dinner? Play with the kids? All rank high in my book.
What's also true for me is that receiving gifts is the lowest. Maybe that's why it never dawns on me to make a big fuss with birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. I really don't love through receiving gifts. I'm a romantic huh? Or a cheap date!
Some of the other ways people love are words of affirmation ... being told nice things. And physical touch ... those couples we see in public who can't keep their hands off each other. Problem is ... how you love may not be how your loved one loves. It would be wiser to love the way they need you to rather than the way you need to and vice versa. I think this book is worth a read.
Curious to know how you love? Take the quiz here.
Challenge idea came from here.