Life is short, we all know this or we come to know this in one way or another. However we tend to wait until someone is dead before we talk about the awesome things about a person.
I realised that and then I thought, wait don’t I do the same thing? In that I’m not the type to say “I love you” all the time to the people close to me. I get shy and I find it cringey so I always thought it was better to show and not tell.
Also because people use the words so easily nowadays it’s annoying. I’ve had people tell me they love me and yet their words didn’t match their actions and so I started to dislike the words and saying them too often.
But when said with sincerity they are beautiful words. And when they are said with actions to match it is a beautiful thing. So I decided that I would tell those that are close to me that I loved them and I also told them why. It cringed me out doing it but I sucked it up and went through with it anyway.
I’m really glad I did because, not to toot my own horn, but it made some of my friends’ and family’s day.
Although I remember when I told my cousin she was so confused and thought I was joking or drunk because I’m just not the type to get that mushy and she’s not the type to be mushy either (we’re alike in that way). Once she knew it was real she appreciated it and was able to reciprocate which I was glad for because it was a step for her.
I didn’t send the messages with the hopes of them saying something back but when they did it was nice *cringes*.
So if you’re like me and find it difficult to say the words, say it once or twice a year to those you love and make their day. It’s a nice thing to do and it fills the heart with warm fuzzies.
I just think that everyone should know how much they are loved. There are people who go through life thinking they are not loved or that no one wants them and you telling them you do could mean the world to them. You never know what a positive impact your words will have until you say them.
Anyway that is all,