I had never thought about how not everyone perceives that they are loved in the same ways until I heard about a book called “The 5 Love Languages”, by Gary Chapman. It was very interesting to realize that one person may be doing their best to show love to another, but the other doesn’t perceive it because they speak a different love language.
My major love language is physical touch, with a second love language being words of affirmation.
You can imagine that this social distancing thing has been hard for me and for others like me who have physical touch as their major love language.
Bumping elbows only goes so far. (By the way, I found it very humorous when I found that people were bumping elbows as a part of not spreading germs, when we are told to cough into our elbows… LOL… just a thought). 😂
Anyway, just as with anything else, we can so easily take for granted hugs, a kiss, a pat on the back. So often we forget to be thankful for what we have until we no longer have it.
So, today I’m thankful for hugs and kisses and gentle touches. I’m thankful for pats on the back and even elbow bumping! 😁
What about you? What love language do you understand best? Physical touch? Words of affirmation? Spending quality time? Gifts? Or Acts of service? Do you know your family members’ love languages? How do they understand love? How can you show them love today?