Diana led tonight’s meeting with a theme from concepts outlined in the book, The Five Love Languages. This book was first publishing in the 1990’s and is based on the idea that there are 5 primary ways to show love to another person. For most people one or two of those five fill their “love tank” and help them to feel fulfilled in their relationships. The five languages are outlined in detail in the book. Diana gave an overview and examples of each of these languages between meeting activities. The 5 languages are:
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Receiving Gifts
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch.
Morhaf gave an excellent speech tonight titled, Writing a Memoir. He talked about his reasons for writing his memoir, his audience, and the process he used to write his memoir. It took him 6 months including initial outlines, enhanced outline, the actual writing, and multiple edit. His memoir (and 2nd book), Being Authentic, was published today and is available on Amazon. Congratulations to Morhaf on this meaningful and exciting accomplishment! Thank you for sharing your story.
Miguel led Table Topics with a set of questions related to languages, including romance languages. Table Topics provide an opportunity for members and guests to articulate their thoughts in 1-2min on a particular question. Miguel’s questions included:
- What romance language do you want to learn, and why?
- Do you consider yourself to have a regional accent or dialect (and elaborate)?
- What are you most looking forward to this summer?
- How do you think the English language will evolve in the coming centuries given how several languages have evolved from Latin?
- Do you think language is innately human, or do you think other animals can speak their own language as well?
All Table Topics participants met the 1-2min time goal and provided thoughtful answers to these great questions. Thank you, Miguel, for leading!
Dave led our Debate, which is another opportunity for impromptu speaking. Dave leveraged the meeting theme and pitted 2 teams arguing that one love language is better than another. The two languages debated were “Words of Affirmation” and “Acts of Service”. While no love language is truly *better* than another the teams did a good job of outlining the merits of their assigned language.
Our word of the day was: Gaslight. gas·light /ˈɡaslīt/ manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.
We had 8 attendees for tonight’s meeting. Thank you all for joining and participating!