55 Rules For Love – Rule #43 – Don’t Just Speak About It, Show Love

What Does Love Look Like?

It’s hard to put something into action if you’re not quite sure what it is. Love, typically, is a deep show of affection. How does one show their affection? There are many ways to express and show our love, and these love actions grow out of a few common values such as kindness, respect, trust, communication, transparency, and acceptance.

And a whole lot of mutual weirdness!

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Gary Chapman’s – 5 Love Languages – Ways to Show Love

I’ve always struggled identifying my love language, as each one seems to be important to me! As I get a little older, and know myself better I have clearer lenses to follow the author’s recommendations of observing how I give love to understand how I want to be loved and identify what is it I complain about most that my husband isn’t doing for me, so that I feel loved by him.

I’m still a mixture of each love language – and they change all the time – depending on what is happening in my life. Sometimes I need to feel like I am a priority, other days I need to feel partnered with after a busy day at work. Sometimes I crave physical intimacy, other times I need empathy and encouragement or small gestures to show he’s noticed.

I’m laughing at myself right now, as I’ve just proven that saying how men never know what women want! Maybe I’ve also proven that love is not a textbook thing – it takes great work to truly, deeply know your spouse and be mindful enough to know how to put love into action, in any given moment.

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Steven Covey’s – Love is a Verb – Showing Love

I’ve always connected to this! How love the feeling happens after love the action! Saying love without the action of love is just empty words and not the same as words of affirmation. Words of affirmation is active listening in action and genuine encouragement.

Stephen Covey - Love is a Verb

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Stephen Covey - Love is a Verb

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Love is…Us

Our journey hasn’t been easy. It’s taken a lot of work as we walk this path of mutual weirdness together!

S, 🌻❤️

About me: Stephanie Wells

I’m a Reiki Master Teacher of Usui Shiki Ryoho – the Usui System of Natural Healing. I was attuned in Levels I, II & IIIA in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During a 6 week stay in Mararikulam North, Kerala, India I was reattuned in Levels I, II, & IIIA as well as acquiring my Level IIIB Master Teacher attunement.

55 Rules For Love:

Study Of “The 55 Rules For Love”

55 Rules For Love – Rule #1 – When It Arrives, Cherish It

55 Rules For Love – Rule #2 – Whatever You Accept, You Will Get

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 3 – Understand That Love Is A Mirror – It Will Show Us Who We Are If We Allow It To

55 Rules For Love – Rule #4 – Only We Can Make Ourselves Happy, It Is Not The Other Person’s Responsibility

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 5 – Don’t Say Words With The Intent To Hurt

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 6 – Accept And Forgive Easily

55 Rules For Love – Rule #7 – Don’t Be Scared To Disagree, It Is Healthy

55 Rules For Love – Rule #8 – Never Be Too Busy For Each Other

55 Rules For Love – Rule #9 – Do Not Punish

55 Rules For Love – Rule #10 – Accept Honest Criticism, It Is Good For Us

55 Rules For Love – Rule #11 – Admit When You Are Wrong, Quickly

55 Rules For Love – Rule #12 – Support Each Other When The Going Gets Tough

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 13 – Live In The Moment – Be Present

55 Rules For Love – Rule #14 – Leave The Past Where It Belongs

55 Rules For Love – Rule #15 – Leave Drama Out Of It

55 Rules For Love – Rule #16 – Don’t Try To Control

55 Rules For Love – Rule #17 – Allow A Small Amount of Jealousy

55 Rules For Love – Rule #18 – Don’t Use Comparisons

55 Rules For Love – Rule #19 – Celebrate Differences

55 Rules For Love – Rule #20 – Communicate Openly and Honestly

55 Rules For Love – Rule #21 – Listen Very Carefully

55 Rules For Love – Rule #22 – Don’t Judge

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 23 – Don’t Manipulate To Get Results

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 24 – Learn and Grow

55 Rules For Love – Rule #25 – Don’t Try To Change Each Other

55 Rules For Love – Rule #26 – Don’t Condemn Each Other’s Family and Friends

55 Rules For Love – Rule #27 – Lines, Flaws and Imperfections are Beautiful

55 Rules For Love – Rule #28 – Trust Your Instincts, But Don’t Be Paranoid

55 Rules For Love – Rule #29 – Don’t Compromise Your Morals And Values And Don’t Expect Them To Either

55 Rules For Love – Rule #30 – Instead of Power, Aim For Balance

55 Rules for Love – Rule #31 – Space Is Needed To Breathe And To Grow

55 Rules for Love – Rule #32 – Accept That You Are Both Unique – Never Compare

55 Rules For Love – Rule #33 – Have Fun, Laugh and Play – A Lot

55 Rules For Love – Rule #34 – Be Each Other’s Best Friend

55 Rules For Love – Rule #35 – Don’t Play Mind Games

55 Rules For Love – Rule #36 – Do Not Carelessly Throw Away Love

55 Rules For Love – Rule #37 – Don’t Waste Energy With Negative Thoughts

55 Rules For Love – Rule #38 – Compliment Often

55 Rules For Love – Rule #39 – Discover Each Other

55 Rules For Love – Rule #40 – Be Attentive And Understand What’s Not Said

55 Rules For Love – Rule #41 – Do At Least One Romantic And Thoughtful Thing Every Day

55 Rules For Love – Rule #42 – Take Picnics And Sleep Under The Stars

55 Rules For Love – Rule #43 – Don’t Just Speak About It, Show Love

55 Rules For Love – Rule #44 – Walk Together, Cook Together, Bathe Together, Read Together

55 Rules For Love – Rule #45 – Do Not Be Afraid, Love Requires Surrender

55 Rules For Love – Rule #46 – Be Loyal And Faithful

55 Rules For Love – Rule #47 – Trust

55 Rules For Love – Rule # 48 – Be Grateful

55 Rules For Love – Rule #49 – Fluidity Is Good, Accept Change

55 Rules For Love – Rule #50 – Don’t Sleep On A Fight

55 Rules For Love – Rule #51 – Don’t Cling To It, Know When To Let Go

55 Rules For Love – Rule #52 – Discover What Turns You Both On And Explore It

55 Rules For Love – Rule #52 – Make Love, But Also F*ck (Regularly)

55 Rules For Love – Rule #54 – Give And Receive Without Measure

55 Rules For Love – Rule #55 – Never Gamble With What You Can’t Afford To Lose

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this great idea. 😊

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!!! 🌻💛🌻

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  2. Dana says:

    Hey Stephanie! Was delighted to read about Gary Chapman’s book « The 5 Love Languages » in your blog. This book literally saved our marriage many moons ago. 💝

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    1. I remember you telling me about this. 💛 It’s a very good book, indeed!! 💛🌻💛

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