My husband surprised me recently by filling the gas tank, and I couldn’t believe how good the surprise felt. So the next time it was almost empty, I did it for him.

I wonder if there really are the first type of people who need to be told they’re loved, or if those people just aren’t being shown it enough, so they go looking for words to convince them?

I mean, I get into the whole 5 love languages idea, so I know people feel loved from all different kinds of things. But everything you wrote about feels so loving to me too!

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