“Love, how many roads to reach a kiss.” – Pablo Neruda
(The following excerpt from 10 Ways To Express Love: One Can Show Affection In Different Ways was published on April 27, 2013, by Rita Watson in With Love And Gratitude. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
Love is a choice as much as it is a feeling or a decision. Those who give love receive love. This month we have seen research talking about conflict resolution and conflict recovery in terms of lasting romantic relationships. Each of the studies had me rethinking the work of Elizabeth Schoenfeld, a researcher at the University of Texas, Austin, who revealed that men and woman show love through affection – but that each takes a different tact.
Wives did so “by enacting fewer negative or antagonistic behaviors, husbands showed love by initiating sex, sharing leisure activities, and doing household work together with their wives.” Love Knows No Gender Difference – Health Information – Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Ten Ways to Express Love
Here are 10 ways to express love to your special someone, your friends, family, children. By expressing love we bring ourselves joy knowing that love is not just a Valentine moment, but an ongoing, free flowing experience that enriches our lives.
1. Express gratitude.
2. Send flowers.
3. Set aside time.
4. Keep anger at bay.
5. Be thoughtfully generous with gifts.
6. Order fortune cookies.
7. Offer an act of kindness.
8. Write a note.
9. Make time.
10. Be forgiving.
In the book, “Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings,” Fox challenges us to make this commitment by saying: “I have chosen the path of Love. My own heart is to be my workshop, my laboratory, my great enterprise, and love is to be my contribution to humanity.”
Copyright 2013 Rita Watson/ All Rights Reserved