Have you ever read “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman? It is a fantastic book and has made a huge impact in our marriage. The basis is that we all “speak” love in various ways and often our languages get mixed up as we likely do not speak love in the same manner, especially in marriage. There is a quiz you can take with your significant other and see where you both lie; honestly it really cleared up a lot in the communication department once we began to translate each other’s languages. (There is a book relating the same idea to kids as well).
Anyhoooo, Hubby’s main love language happens to be words of encouragement (whereas mine is gifts). My friend Mary recently posted on Facebook about a sweet Mother’s day gift her daughter made for her for Mother’s day: a jar decorated and filled with sweet notes for her to savor. And so, I am mistress of stealing ideas and made this one my own for Hubby for Father’s Day. A gift that spoke his love language, he loved it! Feel free to steal it for your own!