Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service are my love languages. In my family, I play a primary role in the decision-making and logistics of the daily grind. So it’s an amazing gift when a loved one offers to do something that would normally fall on me. Simple things like cooking dinner or allowing me to ride shotgun instead of me being behind the wheel mean the world to me. Which I guess could be complementary to words of affirmation. Hearing encouraging words and compliments help me to stay the course on my journey and nurture me. Both languages help me feel valued and appreciated.
As for how I express my love, it would definitely be acts of service! I love caring for people. In my opinion there’s nothing that says ‘I love you’ more than doing something nice for the people that are special to you. My heart is really full when I can make someone’s day a little easier.
When I think about how I express love, I can say I have come a long way. Before boothang was my husbae he used to say I was cold as ice. I didn’t know how to express love.
Fast forward to our marriage counselling days. I learned that my love language is quality time. You could just sit with me watching tv all day, as long as we are together that makes me happy. I realize that’s how I like to receive love, but I express it through acts of service. If you ask me to do anything and it’s within my reach I will do it, or be there. It took me awhile to realize these love languages, and I’m glad that I discovered them sooner than later in my life. Life experience has taught me that it’s ok to be who I am just the way I am.
What is your love language? How do you show your love? If you’re not sure, [take this test] to find out.
Happy Valentines Day,