I am heading out on a boat trip for a couple of days and do not know if I will have Internet or not, so I will publish the last of my inspiration posts now. The first day I was focusing on people believing in themselves. In the second post I had focus on you doing something for other people, strangers in particular. People you do not necessary have to do anything for.
As for today, I want to get your mind to the people closest to you. I do not think people in general are good enough to keep reminding their family and friends how much they mean to them. We end up taking each other for granted. Some people are good at this of course, and say “I love you” at a daily basis, or do small things to show it. Others on the other hand, are either “embarrassed” or shy, or simply do not know how to say it. There are many reasons, but I think it is a shame.
If we lived in a world where everyone was told “I love you” at least once a week – or even once a month – I think we would all feel more appreciated. And… Have a look at this video.
You never know what is coming. You never know when is your last chance to tell someone you love them. You never know when you will never get to speak to them again. And alright, if you do not feel comfortable uttering the words “I love you”, then at least make an effort to show it. Give them a hug. Or take them to the cinema. Or thank them for what they have done to you. Show them you are grateful for having them in your life.
I am not good enough telling my beloved that I love them. I think Norwegians (not everyone) may be a little less open about their feelings like this, because we are often described as more “cold” than others. Sometimes I believe this is true. But then I see someone hugging, holding hands or saying those words. Those three words that can really make someone’s day. And that… It makes my day.
- When did you last say “I love you”?