I enjoy figuring out how people love to be loved.
I especially love sending cards or surprising someone with a special gift.
You might be familiar with the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Which depicts categories in which one might want to receive or express love. Those being words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time, and physical touch. If you’ve not read the book or taken the quiz, I’d highly recommend it. Gives valuable insight into how one might give or accept love accordingly. Although my primary love language is quality time, I realize it’s not true for everybody.
Love was once explained to me as if you were buying someone ice cream. Love would not be getting them your favorite kind; instead, would be giving them their favorite kind.
I like to keep this in mind when getting to know people. I think this holds true and it takes a certain level of intimacy to even get this far in knowing how people feel loved, appreciated, and cherished the most.
Sometimes this means showing love in multiple ways. Unconventional, planned or surprise.
How about you, how do you show love?
We love, because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19