Positive Tip #6: Don’t Forget to Say “I Love You”
I can’t really think of a three word phrase that can mean more than this phrase. In this short exchange of words, you can show your ultimate affection and appreciation of a person. It really is the ultimate sign of respect and admiration. Why is this phrase so powerful?
As human beings we spend a lot of our time on this earth searching for who is going to be our soulmate. Who is going to be that perfect match and that perfect compliment to ourselves? It’s such a powerful draw and perhaps goes along with theory of the strongest are the ones that survive. This makes sense, and it would make sense that we would spend so much time and energy to make ourselves and the other person stronger.
However, along the way we learn a lot of life lessons, we meet a lot of people and we get help in finding perspective and getting clarity on exactly what we want in a person and who we want to have around us in general. I feel that even though that soulmate, that one person you really will click with and grow old together with is out there, the thrill of the journey can yield just as much satisfaction.
These are the people you are proud to call friends. These can be complete strangers that just happen to give you another perspective. These can be professors that teach you important lessons in the trade of your choice. They come at many different times in your life, when you’re at your best and when you’re at your worse. Whoever and whenever these individuals come, you should make a conscious effort to thank them, give them appreciation and say “I love you”. Every person you interact with in some way is shaping you to be the person you are today.
Think back to how many times people have been there for you. How many conversations have you had that spanned into the early mornings? How many ah ha! moments have you had because of casual conversation or bouncing ideas off of a person? How many times have you gotten a hug right when you needed one? What better way is there to say thank you by saying “I love you”.
Three simple words will go a long way to building a solid foundation of trust and understanding between two individuals. I strongly feel that in this world, you should appreciate every single thing that comes your way, good or bad. To those people that have helped along the way, thank you and I love you guys.
The only time I would recommend not saying the phrase is if you’re on the first date. In that case maybe you should just forget to say the phrase ;D