Christmas is only a few short days away! I won’t ask if you got all your shopping done because that sets so much pressure and anxiety on the holiday. This year, we agreed to not get Christmas gifts for our families. Instead, we will be going an extra mile to spend more time together. Today, I want to share a few tips on how to please your loved one without breaking the bank or wandering around the mall.
Love languages! Have you heard of em?
Here they are:
- Words of Affirmation
- Physical Touch
- Receiving Gifts
- Quality Time
- Acts of Service
A few mornings ago, Mushu woke up and I needed to take him on his morning walk. I did not have work that day but have been getting up early every morning to walk him. Filipp was getting ready to head out for work. All I remember is waking up half an hour later to a happy doggie! He was walked, fed and playing! Filipp hit all of my love languages by taking care of Mushu. He did an act of service and let me sleep (that is one my official love languages). Filipp did not nag about me sleeping in nor did he pout about doing it. He silently acted and that made my day. I hugged him super tight and told him how thankful I was for what he did. It may not seem like a big deal but it was for me. It is so easy to get carried away in the fact that giving gifts is a REQUIREMENT, that we rarely do it because we genuinely want to.
My wish to you is to act with kindness and desire, rather than fulfilling a checklist!
P.S. If the love language is gifts, put time and effort into it. Be creative!
Have a very Merry Christmas!