I have talked about how I believe Gary Chapman missed the 6th Love Language of cooking. I use the topic of love languages a lot in therapy and I think most people find it to be helpful. For me, my love language is hospitality and cooking for others, my family included. A couple of years ago, I attempted a creative birthday gift for my husband that I called “The birthday of favorites.” I bought him several of his favorite food items (Ruffles chips, donuts, candy, etc.), a favorite movie, and other small things he loves in an attempt to show him how much I was thinking of him on his birthday.
This week, I challenge us to think about how we can make our kids feel special by cooking (or buying – I am not above that!) their favorite meal. Each of my kids has a favorite meal to eat and when we have that on the table, their joy is so much fun to see! If you don’t know what they love, this could be a good time to spend some time learning that! Feel free to expand this to your partner or family members as well. I think all people love to feel our love of them through sharing a meal together.
photo cred (pexels.com – Ronmar Lacamiento)