Week of April 22, 2019
We could all use a little creativity when it comes to speaking love and appreciation to others. Here are some suggestions that will help get you started:
WORDS OF AFFIRMATION:
Before you sit down to eat, place a label or sign on each chair describing who is to sit there—“Best husband/wife in the world,” “My favorite person,” “My little princess.” Watch their faces light up and their love tanks fill.
ACTS OF SERVICE:
If someone you know is extremely busy or entrenched in a project, order them a pizza delivery. Pay for the pizza ahead of time (tip included), and see if they will include a little note as well. If not, you can always text and let them know something special is on the way.
Subscriptions can be a nice gift once you are aware of someone’s interest. Whether for a magazine, media platform, online course, or other, surprise your loved one or coworker with a free month or year to something they will enjoy.
Shopping can sometimes be a chore, but you can also make it fun by intentionally creating the space for quality time in the midst of it all. Plan a quick date at a favorite coffee shop in between stores, or swing by that lunch place you both enjoy—whatever you decide, make sure to take the time to really enjoy and be present with the person you are with.
When there is a distance between you and the person you love, what can you do? Try sending something tactile that reminds your special someone of you. It could be a warm sweater spritzed with your favorite scent or a stuffed animal that can snuggle with them in your stead. There are meaningful ways to “touch” at a distance, but creativity is key.
If you would like to suggest a creative way in which you speak a particular love language, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to send us your suggestions.