We’ve been searching for Amy for almost two years.
She is not a puppy that we lost, but one that we are hoping to adopt.
Golden Retrievers are in high demand, especially since the pandemic. We are currently still on a wait list, but we have her name picked out already. She would be our third Golden. A large fenced yard , and swimming opportunities are great for these loving, athletic dogs.
Dogs are so beloved by their owners because they are always so glad to see them, and they always let their owners know that they are highly adored !
Do we consistently tell our loved ones how much we love them, not only through our words, but also through our body language and expressions ?
Sometimes I see people scowling at their loved ones, and this confuses me. People are extremely sensitive to others’ facial expressions.
Infants as young as five months learn to recognize their parents’ facial expressions. Our children especially focus on our eyes, and they are much more sensitive to changes in our expression than we realize. Human recognition of emotions, and the ability to tolerate differing emotions begin in infancy. Moms especially need to be sensitive to this. Emotional intelligence is a learned communication skill.
I let my family and friends know, always, that they are precious to me. I smile when I see them. I look at them fondly, with admiration. My husband knows, by the way I look at him, and my facial expressions, how much he is loved.
He knows how I feel even when I am silent. (Sometimes we think words are most important.)
As Psychologist Albert Mehrabin states, up to 93% of human communication is non-verbal.
God also looks at us, his beloved, with great love and affection. Through Jesus, we are his adopted children. He looks at us with the loving, protective gaze of a parent. He guards us as the apple of His eye. (Psalm 17:8)
May we pray for the grace to be able to consistently communicate to others how precious they are to us, and to God.
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