Since quarantine, our team has really been diving into self-care, awareness, and learning about how to communicate at a deeper level. We have been learning and sharing so much together but one thing we have really loved learning about was the love language theory. We have used what we learned from this concept to not only connect more as an international team but also in our personal relationships. We knew we had to share this with you all – of course, with a fun tropical twist!
There are so many ways to show your loved one that you care with quality time. Booking a vacation to Costa Rica is a great one. Then you are sure to spend some one-on-one time together going on tours, eating at local restaurants, and walking along the shoreline.
When thinking of gift-giving, we typically think about big extravagant gifts but little things make a huge impact if this is your love language. Buying someone a coffee, a gift card, or picking them a wildflower are all little ways you can show you care. The more thoughtful the better too!
There are so many ways to be intimate with small acts of physical touch. A hand on your knee by the pool, a kiss on the forehead, while you nap on the beach, and holding hands while watching the fire spinners, are all great examples.
Acts of Service
Doing something for your partner that you know they would like and takes something off their plate for them, such as filling up the air in their bike tires, watering their plants, or cooking them a meal are all ways to take some stress off of them and show you care.
Words of Affirmation
People who love words of affirmation don’t need huge expressions of love on a regular basis, instead, they need little reminders. So every time you see the twinkle in their eye, or they are glowing about something exciting in their life – show your support! Really listen to them and communicate how much you care. Send little notes throughout the day, they will be smiling all day.
Our Teams Love Languages
Meghan’s receiving love languages are – Words of Affirmation, Touch, and Quality Time.
Meghan’s giving love languages are – Words of Affirmation, Touch, and Acts of Service.
She loves doing little things for her family like making charcuterie boards, which her kids call “Family Snack Plates” so everyone can really spend time together over a bunch of yummy food. She also likes to pre-set the coffee maker at night for her hubby for the morning, even though she doesn’t drink coffee. These little moments are what make love so special and having these conversations about what is important to them has really made the time in quarantine such a great growing experience where they connected in a deeper way.
Some ways her husband, Ryan, shows her love by the two love language examples mentioned above – “I’ll climb that palm tree to get you a coconut”, and “I made this bouquet for you in the rainforest. ” A simple act like the bouquet was unforgettable to Meghan. On Valentine’s Day 2013, just 2 months after her son Ethan was born, Meghan and Tui were planning a wedding at The Springs Resort in La Fortuna. She still had “new mom brain” and the days felt extra long. This little tropical wildflower bouquet was so thoughtful and sweet, it brightened her day and have her a burst of energy to really kick-ass that day. It’s the little things.
What are your love languages? We love hearing all about love. Share them in the comments below!