Is Receiving Gifts Your Love Language?


Is Receiving Gifts Your Love Language? – 021


In this episode 21, we continue with our challenge that is all about relationships. Jenny and I share what happened when we intentionally practiced the second love language which is Acts of Service.  We then challenge you this coming week to give gifts to those that you love.  We answer the question: What is the nicest gift that you’ve ever received? and Why? I’m diggin’ scarves and the fall weather and Jenny is diggin’ dry shampoo!


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What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:46: We share how our challenge around Acts of Service went last week and we introduce this week’s challenge which is related to improving relationships through Giving Gifts. 

13:42: Who Are You Anyway, we ask the question: “What is the best gift that you’ve ever received?

19:42: What Are You Diggin’?  I’m diggin’ the smell of fall and warm scarves and Jenny is loving dry shampoo.

23:23:You Win or You Learn: Jenny’s win this week is about walking on the treadmill and my learn is related to an injury I sustained in gymnastics last week!

27:09: We wrap it up for this week.  Next week, we will check in to see how the relationship challenge is going and then we will be discussing the 4th Love Language which is Quality Time.


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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Book: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman


Quiz: Discover Your Love Language

Books:  Between Me and You.  A Few Things I’ve been Meaning to Ask

Here are a couple of examples of the books that Jenny was talking about.  They are pretty cool!

Between Me and You Dad










Dry Shampoo: Batiste


Podcast: Rich Roll with guest James Clear

Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear


Key Quotes:


“Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous – so would the absence of everyday gestures. Gifts are visual representations of love and are treasured greatly.”-The description of the Love Language of Receiving Gifts in Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages



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What was your biggest take away from this episode? Let us know if you took on the challenge of performing acts of service for the important people around you? How did they react?  Was it what you expected? Also, let us know what is the nicest gift you’ve ever received and why?

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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to John and mom to fur baby Calvin the fat orange cat.  Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny