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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

three simple words

Such simple words. They should be so easy to say and they mean more than any other words in the English language. So why can it be so difficult to say them sometimes and why do we often hold back. 


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

Don't let your day go by without telling someone you love them. You never know how much those words may mean to someone and you never know if you will have another chance to say them. 

 

28 comments:

  1. such a lovely tender post, very good advice,

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  2. Laura, it is so important to tell those people in our lives that We Love Them! It also just makes me so happy to love and be loved by my children and grand child. Beautiful photos also my friend and yes, I love you also.

    Linda

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    1. The love of your children and grandchildren is just wonderful, and telling them we love them makes us feell so good.

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  3. It is very true. You never know when or if the opportunity will ever come again. It is a blessing to tell someone you love them. Catherine

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  4. Laura, You are so right. When my brother, Miles was killed in a wreck, I played over and over in my mind our last encounter. I told my husband I remember I was putting down mulch and Miles stopped by to say hi , gave me advise on trimming the crabapple tree...when he left, I do not remember saying, "I love you".. Ted says that I did say it....because none of us ever go with hugging and saying, "I love you." Maybe I don't remember , because would I like another chance to say , "I love you, Miles." Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Susie, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I bet you did tell him that you love him. xo

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  5. I love you too!
    ...said twice thus far on this day!
    To Mr D, and now to you, my friend!
    (it's 6:17am)
    ...and you know how I always sign off!
    withLove,

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    1. Wow, two I love yous by 6:17 am is wonderful, my sweet friend. :)

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  6. This lesson has been brought to my attention many, many times. I was just a teenager when my baby brother was killed in a car accident. It was Sunday afternoon and he kept saying, "Bonnie, play with me," and I was too busy. I relieved that moment more times that you can imagine. He was our baby. My brother brushed him aside that day too. It's one of those things you never forget.

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    1. Oh, I am so sorry that you lost your sweet brother at such a young age, Bonnie. What a terrible ordeal for your family. xoxo

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  7. That is so true! It's certainly easier to say them when you really mean it though.

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    1. It is, Kelly, but over the years I have learned that an I Love You is never wasted.

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  8. Precious and powerful. I say it every day of life! xo Diana

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    1. I know you do, Diana. I can always tell from your posts that your family is surrounded by love.

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  9. You struck a chord, Laura. With our unreliable cell phone service we start out conversations with, “I love you. Bye.”

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    1. Thanks for the smile, Lynn. I'm glad you get the important stuff in. :)

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  10. My heart was heavy when I read about your whispering them into the air, when the person is not there to hear them. How many of us just can't make ourselves say them? As I've gotten older, I have learned that these words are really quite easy to say. Much easier than when I was young and so unsure of myself. Great post, Laura! We all need this reminder.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. I hope to never have to whisper them into the air again.

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  11. What a beautiful post and very touching. I use those words daily with the people I hold dear to me. I think it is because my parents said and still say it every time we speak. It was instilled in me and I cherish that for sure.

    Cynthia

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    1. what a wonderful legacy for your parents to give you, Cynthia.

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