This is just a reminder to never be stingy with your love. Never let people wonder how you feel about them.
I grew up with a mother who told us we were loved, even though my parents were raised in an era that love between family wasn’t typically vocally passed around.
Tell people you love them. If they don’t return your same level of feelings, that’s their loss, not yours. It may sting to care deeper for someone than they do you but you won’t be left feeling like you never let them know. Especially when times get rough, you won’t have that regret lingering in your mind.
I tell my parents I love them. I tell my brother I love him. I tell my friends I love them whenever humanly possible.
My mom once thought it was odd that I’m so open but I think she’s come around to at least knowing it’s my sense of normal. She meant for us as a family to be upfront with our love for each other but has learned over the years our circles are much deeper than our immediate family.
You don’t have to be involved with someone romantically to let them into a group of people that you tell that you love them. Tell anyone who gets you through life one day at a time, they need to hear it just as much as your family and partner needs it.
It’s true, love is a strong word and means so much. Too many people go through life feeling like they aren’t loved enough for one reason or another. You can fix it if you’re just vocal.
They say that you should “show” people you love them, that’s great too but they need to hear it.