So I recently learned that my primary love languages are words of affirmation and quality time. Believe it or not all these years I felt like it was gifts! (Shrugs) I know that your love language can shift over time and other areas can become more prominent. Anyhow, I realized this year I guess, that words of affirmation really are my "thing"! I live to affirm others! What I also learned this year is that affirming others only fills my cup half of the way. The other half comes from others affirming me. Because of this, I choose my words carefully because I know the impact that words have on me and I would never want to batter someone else with the reckless use of my words.
I used to think that if this was your love language then you might struggle with insecurity, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It just means that you value the opinions of those you love and work hard to show love to. Today, on this my 37th birthday, I am so grateful for those who have continuously affirmed me. Whether it was a student, parent, friend, relative, coworker, family, Soror, or complete stranger, I am grateful for your kind words. They truly mean the world to me.
They say life and death is in the power of the tongue and I can testify that this is certainly true. So I choose to speak life!
Special Shout out to my FRamily (friends who've become family) for putting together this birthday tribute. They understand my love language and went above and beyond to display it! I was a bag a tears! Thank you for your love! View their presentation below!