Gifts are an important part of every relationship. We give gifts as expressions of our feelings. We say thank you, I’m sorry, I love you and much more. Gifts are meant to inspire and motivate. Others are meant to remind and move one to reflection. Some are given to connect two as one forever. One of the best gifts you can give to anyone with whom you are in a relationship is a simple four word question: What do you need?
When you ask someone this question, you are recognizing them and making them an immediate priority in your life. This question initiates and strengthens communication. By asking this question, you are letting them know you are interested in them, care about them and are concerned about their welfare. You are offering them your presence, your loyalty and your commitment to help satisfy their needs. You are displaying empathy, self-discipline and follow-up to your words of love. This gift cannot be Googled or found on eBay. It has no price, and yet its value is immeasurable. It truly is a gift of love, and a great help to any relationship.
Be mindful this month of asking this very important question to your spouse, your parent, your child, your friend or your co-worker What do you need?