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Have you heard of the theory of Love Languages? According to Gary Chapman, a relationship counselor and author, everyone has a love language, a specific way that they feel loved. His secret to successful relationships is determining what love language an individual is most receptive to. Chapman breaks love in to five love languages which are words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch.
For whatever reason, this theory was on my mind this weekend. I tried to decipher what my love language was. After categorizing all the things I value in my personal relationships, I quickly realized I value memories. Even though Chapman's philosophy does not specifically include memories, I was able to determine that my love language is quality time. Spend time with me and I feel loved. I can confirm this by the gifts I try to provide to my loved ones. When I'm searching for the perfect gift to give someone I always try to make it a memorable moment. In my own marriage, my husband and I have made an effort to spend our Wedding Anniversary doing something together whether it's hiking, exploring a new city, or just a relaxing get-a-way.
So this weekend I was able to realize the things that I value the most, my memories. I find comfort in knowing that even though I have a slightly maniac obsessive collection of shoes my most valuable treasures can never be taken from me. How about you?? What’s your love language? What are the things you value most in life?