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.
The seasons of life…this is a concept I have found myself pondering a lot during my life journey. It is one of the best ways I have come to accept and even embrace change. Life will not be leaner nor will it be stagnant. There will be wonderful twists and turns. There will be times for introversion and a time to get out and experience the world. There will be times that my job is to take care of others and times that I lean on others to take care of me. Times for work and times for play. Times for laughter and times for tears. There have been some major shifts so far on my journey, and there will continue to be. The key is to embrace the change rather than run from it. Open my arms to uncertainty knowing that there is a bigger plan I am a part of.