Did you know that people give and receive love in specific ways? I had never thought too much about how I was showing or receiving love until I read the book The 5 Love Languages by Garry Chapman. It uncovered not only my love language but also the love languages of my family.
Through this book I discovered that my Love Language is Words of Affirmation. This means that I feel the most loved when I am verbally acknowledged and that I thrive on encouraging words.
I thought it was an excellent tool for self discovery and also an awesome way to learn more about my loved ones!
For a brief overview of the 5 different love languages click hereto watch my review.
Click here to find out your love language and let me know what your results are!
As long as I can remember I have been avidly journaling. I have filled notebooks and diaries to the brim with my thoughts and feelings. This has been a very positive form of self care for me through varies life events. I encourage you to start journaling too! It doesn’t take a skilled writer to begin. I thought I would offer you a little prompt today, because sometimes that is all we need to get the ball rolling.
So grab a pen, notebook, and snack (because lets face it, everything is better with a snack) and lets get your journal started!
Write about how you are currently feeling and how you want to feel today.
I will share what I wrote to break the ice…
I am currently feeling a bit of sadness in my heart for the state of our world. I also think that the dark skies and chance of more snow have given me a bit of a gloomy spirit. But I’d like to feel hopeful today despite all of that. I am thankful for my boys, for my home, and for this delicious Love Crunch granola I am enjoying. So hopeful is the word I will focus on today. Not every day is perfectly happy…but every day can be filled with hope.
I have been experiencing an emotionally difficult time recently. The desire to give up in certain area’s of life has been strong and before I knew it depression had reared it’s ugly head.
Ironically, while watching the movie Zootopia with my boys the other night I heard a song that resonated with me in regards to hardships in life. It is called “Try Everything” by Shakira.
I thought I’d post a portion of it below…
I messed up tonight
I lost another fight
I still mess up but I’ll just start again
I keep falling down
I keep on hitting the ground
I always get up now to see what’s next
Birds don’t just fly
They fall down and get up
Nobody learns without getting it wrong
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Till I reach the end
And then I’ll start again
Though I’m on the lead
I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
Basically, as silly as it sounds, the song sort of breathed new life into me. My boys love it too so we spent much of today blasting it while dancing and singing. Isn’t it great how little motivators can be found everywhere if we just open our eyes to them? I won’t give up. I won’t give in.