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Miss JoDee

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Love languages come from book a I read. There are 5 Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Quality Time. Gary Chapman is the author of The 5 Love Languages.
 
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I love that book - was so helpful early in our marriage. Highly recommended, and I often give it as gifts! :)
 

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I love that book too! My love language is words of affirmation, DH is physical touch. I tell him to whisper sweet nothings to me if he wants his shoulders rubbed. :p
 

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Love languages come a book I read. There are 5 Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Quality Time. Gary Chapman is the author of The 5 Love Languages.

You know I remember reading that years ago, but I haven't read it since I had children. I should reread it with them in mind. I think they may even have a separate book that focuses on children.
 

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I have never heard of this book. Will see if I can find out more.
 

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I've heard of it, but have never read it. I'll see if the library has it. I need an inspirational read, and it will help me with my students, too.
 

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I had a quick look at the library for Language of Love, and there were many possibilities. Who is the author please?
 

sweetpumkinpye

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Thanks Jody, I will look for that at my local library.
 

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My oldest dd uses the jar/envelope system and it really works,,,being on mat leave with 3 little ones at home money is tight. She also joined a fb group, local, that posts anything free! So if your looking for big asks or little asks , if you have it you can offer it to that person for free. I've seen so many help each other out from food, diapers, furniture to home / car repairs it's an amazing group. Now the group meets every wed at a playground and they are getting to know each other..pretty cool.
 

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p.a, the fB group sounds really good. I like to see people help each other out and it also saves things from going to waste.
 

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Me to Katrina. There is an amazing man here who has been battling cancer for a few years. He has a bucket list and on it was to help as many people as he could. So one Christmas he asked on fb to submit names/wishes for children who's family didn't have much. Then he picked a few and ordered gifts online and had them delivered to the families. The next year he went further and opened a 'store' where everything is free!!!! They take donations all year around, run it just like a store with fitting rooms and your allowed to pick 10 things each visit for free. No judegement .... The store has a few fundraisers to get rent money and accepts monetary donations. My oldest dd took her daughter there to donate a few things , she's teaching her to give. While she was there the workers asked Em if there was anything she would like. My dd let her pick out a few things and she picked up a few clothes the boys could use.
She has gone a few times now but makes sure she donates toys/clothes each time.
 
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P.A - Wouldn't it be nice if the overstuffed thrift stores did this on occasions. Special nights for those in need.
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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Jody, that is an amazing idea. I am sure that there are thrift stores that can do this.
I am always looking for different charities that I can donate to. Our library was doing a food drive last year, I am not sure if they will do that again this year.
Our local KMart has a giving tree that will start accepting donations towards the end of October/early November. Besides that I am not sure how to donate to charities this year.
 

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It is amazing,,,, they have posted pics of people ( with their permission) of people who were outfitted for job interviews or going looking for work...it just warms the heart. I like to donate my stuff there now because it really is non-profit.