February has long been the month dedicated to relationships and a favorite month of mine, as my birthday falls on Valentine’s day. I have been hearing many references this week to one of my favorite books, “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book outlines the various ways we give and receive love: quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, physical touch and gifts.
The salon I go to has quotes from the book posted around the store. One of the excerpts resonated with truth for me. It read: “One of the by products of quality activities is that they provide a memory bank from which to draw on in years ahead.”
One of Shawn’s primary languages of love was quality time. I find it interesting that my memory bank is filled with cherished samples of quality time we spent together. I wanted to tell everyone in the salon that this book rings true – not only in life, but in death. I firmly believe that the quality of time Shawn invested in me plays a strong role in my healing process.