📅 Thought for today:

‘Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself.’

— Gary Chapman

#thoughtfortoday #love #loving #relationship #friends #family #partner #children #therapy #therapist

Who do you love?

It is a serious question, can you make a list of all the people you love?

If you did would your own name be on that list?

In what ways do you demonstrate that love?

These questions are prompted by Gary Chapman’s book “The 5 Love Languages” and thinking about what it means to love someone, be loved in return, and the great many people that we love, if only we would admit it. Whilst his focus is on relationships and marriage, the ideas apply across the gamut of the people we love.

I’m not talking about lust, being “in love”, or fleeting love.

How does it feel to tell someone you love them?

I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients during lockdown, and one emerging theme has been the ways in which we let people know we love them when we cannot see them.

Gary Chapman lists five ways in which we indicate our love to someone. He says we have a preferred method and encourages us to find our preference and understand it. You can download some free material on his website (https://www.5lovelanguages.com/).

In expressing our love, the receiver can choose to accept, or not, our offerings.

Is there someone you love who you think should know yet you are not sure? Are they telepathic?

Yes, love is on my mind today.

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