I Love You!

These are three simple words that can have huge meaning and impact on the lives of others. But, why do some of us have a hard time saying I Love You?

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For many of us, we didn’t hear these words growing up. It was normal for our parents to tuck us in bed at night without saying I Love You. When we headed off to college or on our own, we knew our parents loved us, even though they didn’t tell us very often.

For others, we may be a bit standoffish to say I Love You because we’re afraid of being hurt. Perhaps if we tell someone we love them first, then there’s a chance that they won’t say it back.

Let’s face it, there are a ton of reasons why we have a hard time saying I Love You! But that’s not really the point of my post. Yes, it might be fun to analyze each of our situations, but would that really help any of us? Probably not.

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If you have a hard time saying I Love You, I want to encourage you to be bold and just start saying it. No, I don’t want you flippantly throw around those three powerful words.

  • The next time you squeeze someone’s neck, tell them you love them.
  • As you’re waiving goodbye to your elderly parent or friend after a wonderful visit, tell them you love them.
  • And that young child in your life, they desperately need to hear that you love them.

Saying I Love You won’t get any easier unless and until you start!

The truth is, we all want to be loved.

No matter our age, we all need to hear the words, I Love You!

Who do you need to say I Love You to today?

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