The Words You Use

In this weeks episode, Anton & Ola discuss words of affirmation – the second of a 6 part series.

We look at Words of affirmation:

More specifically:

  • The importance of firstly understanding a persons love language.
  • How using words – both positive and negative can have a massive Impact on your loved ones.
  • Examples of ways to show love and appreciations through your words.

Have you heard of any of the five love languages? Thought wed write and share this post in honor of those of those that have receiving words of affirmation as their primary love language. If there’s someone close to you who responds particularly well to praise, compliments, thanks, or other positive acknowledgments, delight them with something that sounds like music to their ears.

To start to think about Improving our relationships often begins with a little self-reflection. What do we need, and what do we look for, to feel loved and supported? From there, we can better grasp how our expectations might have masked the needs of others.

briefly – we tend to give and receive love in different ways, and we respond best to particular ways. What might be an effort to communicate love by one person may not be received as well as intended if the recipient doesn’t “speak” the same love language.

There are quite a few ways in which one can show words of affirmation when communicating with not only loved ones but also friends and acquaintances too.

Sample words to for communicating our love more effectively

Words of encouragement

“I believe in you and everything you’re doing because…”

“I know you’re capable of great things because…”

“You are making a difference, so keep pushing”


Words of admiration

“It impressed me when you…”

“Your work ethic inspires me to do my best work.”

“I really admire your cheerful attitude. It’s so nice to be around your positive energy and smiling face.”

“You care so much about the quality of what you do. I love how you pay such close attention to…”

“You are courageous because you are genuinely yourself, which isn’t always easy. I admire your authenticity and the ways you stay true to yourself by…”

words of appreciation

“I really appreciated it when you helped me out with…”

“I am blessed to be with you, because…”

“You make my life easier every time you…”

words of empathy

“I know things have been tough lately, but I just want you to know that the way you’re handling ________ is so inspiring to me.”

“I don’t know everything about what you’re going through, but I’d like to understand a little better if you’re willing to have me listen.”

“It must be really challenging when you have to…”

“I just want you to know that I honor what you’re going through right now. I am here for you.”

these are of course a few examples. Do you have any words of affirmation that you find particularly effective and helpful to your loved ones?
Then why not let us know in the comments below.

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