Honoring Our Gifts: Close Relationships

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{Christina’s Gift Perspective}

 

Honoring Our Gifts

Early in this journey, we like to have some easier gifts to be thankful for and I think today you might find this one super-easy! Almost all of us have some type of close relationship. It may be a marriage or significant other, but it could also be with our kids or parents or friends. Feeling grateful for people who support us and love us can be simple when we remember to slow down and be thankful – which many of us might forget in our day-to-day life.

This happens for me when I am in pure Warrior-mode. I can forget how important my connections and support are for me when I am mission-focused. So today, join me in slowing down and honoring one of our relationships by offering an act of gratitude. Some ideas I had (feel free to share yours and what you might do):

  • Write a letter or a love note expressing your gratitude
  • Connect with them if you haven’t in a while
  • Speak their love language

Remember it’s about their Love Language

There is a book called “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman that I highly recommend if you want to go a little deeper or haven’t read it. According to Chapmen, there are 5 main ways that people feel loved. For me, Physical Touch and Acts of Service are my main vehicles of feeling loved. Charlie’s main love language is Words of Affirmation. He likes to hear how grateful I am or the wonderful thoughts I have about him. The reason this is important is that we need to remember that our acts of gratitude might be most impactful if we speak the other person’s language rather than our own. So how can you give your gratitude in a way that the other person gets the greatest impact?

There’s also an online quiz you can take if you search Google and it will tell you right away your love language. Share your results and ask your close relationships to take it so you know their love language too. It’s one way we can truly honor our close relationships.

Simple ways to be grateful for our gifts. And of course, you don’t have to stick to our calendar – you can be grateful for anything that comes along today. This is just a prompt.

I’d love to hear what you are honoring today and how you are doing it. Check in with us and leave some comments.

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