In Gifts of Appreciation: Love Languages Explained, I understand this can be tricky because of how we have been raised, and perhaps our history over time.
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Gifts of appreciation. It doesn’t have to cost anything.
There is a significant difference between a monetary or free gift. The person who values just a simple gift without a huge dollar tag assigned to the gift is the person I value the most. Why? Because it takes imagination and a deep fondness for that person receiving the gift. Also the person who puts a lot of thought in a gift.
Receiving gifts can evoke feelings of happiness, appreciation, and gratitude in a person. It can also strengthen social bonds and create a sense of connection between the giver and the recipient.
My daughter on her way home from school will pick wildflowers for me, granted she’s fifteen and half, and she’s still thoughtful.
My sweetheart knows I love dark chocolate. When he’s on his way home from a doctor’s appointment or running errands he will pick up a dark chocolate bar just to make me happy. He loves seeing my eyes moisten with emotion. These are just examples.
I love getting things or baking things for my loved ones. Just to show how much I appreciate them.
A wildflower on the side of the road doesn’t cost a thing. Yet, that deep thought my daughter had about how much her mom loves wildflowers. Makes my heart fill with such love.
The act of giving.
The act of giving gifts can bring joy and satisfaction to the giver. It can create a sense of fulfillment, increase feelings of generosity, and strengthen relationships by showing care and thoughtfulness.
Can giving gifts of appreciation improve mental well-being?
Yes, giving gifts can improve mental well-being. It can boost happiness, increase feelings of purpose and meaning, and promote positive emotions such as gratitude and empathy. Additionally, acts of kindness and generosity have been linked to improved mental health and overall well-being.
Certainly! Here are a few examples of thoughtful and personalized gifts:
1. A handwritten letter expressing your appreciation and admiration for the recipient.
2. A custom-made piece of artwork or jewelry that reflects the recipient’s personality or interests.
3. A book by their favorite author or on a topic they are passionate about.
4. A gift certificate for a spa day or a massage, showing that you care about their relaxation and self-care.
5. A photo album or scrapbook filled with cherished memories and moments you’ve shared together.
6. A subscription to a magazine or service that aligns with their hobbies or interests.
7. A cooking class or workshop related to their culinary preferences.
Remember, the most important aspect is to choose something that resonates with the recipient and shows that you’ve put thought into their preferences and desires.
How often do you give gifts of appreciation?
I have found in my own personal life that showing gifts of appreciation strengthens my bond with my people. Our support system is bound by a strong foundation and the more I can strengthen it the more deep our love is.
Sending love and light!
Linda J Wolff