Is it because we are afraid? Afraid that they will be used against us? Afraid that they aren't reciprocated?
Is it because we are in a hurry or waiting for another time or day? What if another day doesn't come? What if it is our only chance? How will we feel if we missed our chance?
I know that I have been guilty of holding back. Maybe because of hurt feelings, or insecurity, or just the hurry of life. Sometimes when I have missed my chance I have been known to whisper those words into the empty air, and that whispering has left me with a profound sense of sadness because the person who should have heard those words is gone.
So now I say those three words more often. Each time I speak with my daughters or my grandchildren I am sure to say them before we hang up the phone and those words are always said back to me. I say them to my other family members and to my friends and each time I say them I am left with a wonderful sense of happiness.
So now, from the bottom of my heart I say those three words to each of you.
I LOVE YOU