Now that Valentines Day is here, Moorelands Kids wants to make sure that we’re all being kind and spreading love. Keep reading for a list of 5 ways that you can spread love to those in your life.
5 Love Languages
Before getting to the list, it is important to know the 5 love languages that these tasks are based on. Understanding the ways in which people give and receive love is important for healthy and strong relationships. At Moorelands Kids, we believe that positive relationships contribute to a healthy, vibrant community.
By being kind, we can make a difference one life at a time!
1. ACTS OF SERVICE
What are acts of service?—This is the best way to spread love and kindness. The focus in this love language is to intentionally use your actions.
What does this look like?
- Cooking a meal for someone
- Cleaning up a messy car or anywhere someone needs help with
- Doing an errand someone doesn’t like
- Doing things without being asked
Integrating these acts of service in your life will improve your relationships with those around you, and make them feel cared for and loved.
What does “gifts” in the love language mean?—When someone receives a gift, it makes them feel loved. Your decision to give someone a gift is spreading love and kindness.
What might spreading love through gifts look like?
- Not focusing on the size of the gift (it doesn’t have to be big—it’s the thought that counts!)
- Surprising someone with their favourite food or drink
- Make a homemade gift
- Take someone out to their favourite restaurant
- Donate and volunteer at charities
- And more!
Giving people gifts is a reliable way to spread love in your community. Not only will the recipient feel good, you will too!
3. QUALITY TIME
What is quality time? —Spreading love and being kind through quality time means taking the time to give someone your undivided attention!
Examples of this are:
- Baking together
- Going for a walk and talking about what matters to you
- Taking creative classes such as baking, painting, cooking, or crafts!
- Watching a movie together
- Get creative! There is so much you can do when you hang out with the people you love.
Having moments of pure connection with those dear to you on a regular basis will do wonders for your relationship, and is an easy, practical way to spread love and kindness in your everyday life.
4. WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
What are words of affirmation?—This means spreading love by using your words and affirming your feelings verbally.
Examples of this love language are…
- Giving someone a genuine compliment
- Writing letters to people
- Sending meaningful texts
- Listening when someone is sharing and validating/reaffirming what they said
5. PHYSICAL TOUCH
What is physical touch?—This one is self-explanatory! Don’t be fooled, this is not isolated for the use of those with significant others. This love language consists of using the non-verbal method of communication to spread love.
Examples of physical touch are…
- Giving someone a hug
- Snuggling with your kids
- Rubbing someone’s back as a way to comfort them
With this love language, ensure that you are careful and always engaging in open communication. Many people have boundaries, so ask before giving that hug you think they might need.
All these 5 love languages are ways that you can be intentional to be kind and spread love. This doesn’t only have to happen this week, but should continue throughout your lifetime! This way, you can have meaningful relationships and make the world a more loving and kind place.
If you or your friends/loved ones don’t know what your love language is, check out this website to take the quiz! At Moorelands Kids, we want you to thrive in your relationships and community. By being kind and spreading love, you are creating a positive and vibrant community around you.
by Angel Persaud and Kyle Dedecker
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Written by Angel Persaud