"I Love You"
Did that make you uncomfortable? Well, in honor of Valentines day, I would like to say to all of you reading that yes indeed, I love you!
I feel like we take the word love so lightly, but that's not the subject for today. Instead I want to talk about how uncomfortable, and squeamish we can get when it comes to showing affection. I learned a lesson quite a few years ago about this very concept.
I had a hard time telling the people around me that I loved them. It wasn't something we said all the time in my family, and it was just an implied thing... right? After my mom's accident, I had this wake up call. When you're faced with the possibility of a person not being in your life, you start to wonder if they ever knew how much you cared for them. Did you really ever say " I love you"? It was around this time that I found myself ending phone conversations with "love you".
I'll admit that at first it was really hard for me to do, but eventually it became natural. It went from telling my family, to extending the same sentiments to my friends. I say all of this to challenge you.
Who do you love?
Have you told them? I'm not talking about that person you've had a "not so secret" crush on for years but your friends, the people you hold in high esteem in your life. Who is it? Have you told them you loved them?
Don't just show it with actions, say it. There is something about hearing a person say they love you. I'll never forget the last time I heard my dad say he loved me. Dang I miss his voice, and there are days now that I just want to hear him say my name, and tell me that he loves me.
I think this matters so much to me because I know that one day, you're going to wake up and realize you never told your loved ones the truth. So this valentines, Just say it!!
Also, if I tell you I love you, it's because I genuinely do! It means you are important to me and I want you to know. So deal with it regardless of how uncomfortable you may feel!!
I LOVE YOU! and Happy Valentines day :)