This day and age, most people are familiar with the five love languages. In case you are not familiar with them, they are as follows:
- Quality Time
- Words of Affirmation
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch
I have always wanted to be one of those people that says “my love language is acts of service” or “no presents for me, quality time is all I need.” Well, tonight I realized something about myself. I love gifts. Gifts are wonderful. As much as I LOVE giving them to people, I REALLY love receiving gifts. There is something about opening a gift that I have been
needing wanting that makes me feel so warm and happy inside.
This realization came to me earlier today. I have had an incredibly crappy week at work and I got home to find a HUGE box from Amazon.com and a smaller one on top of it. What do you know, it is the crock pot I have really been wanting and a slow cooker cookbook to go with it! There was a note inside wishing me a happy early birthday from my mom. If there is anything I love more than getting bday presents, its an EARLY bday present. Thanks to my Amazon.com wishlist my mom got me the PERFECT crock pot. I went from feeling depressed, exhausted, and about to get in bed for the night at 6 p.m. to feeling elated and full of energy. Funny how that works. Tiredness really is a state of mind, and can easily change. I should work on trying to get out of the tired funk without having to receive presents 🙂
Now don’t get me wrong, I do also value Physical Touch and Quality Time. Anyone that knows me knows that physical touch is pretty important. If you are sitting next to me at any give time or venue, you will most likely be suckered into rubbing my arm or back. I feel much more emotionally connected to someone after a good ‘ol back rubbing. Hmmm..I’m pretty sure dogs operate in the exact same way. I’m okay with that.