Posts Tagged ‘tell someone you love them’

The Very Thought of You Makes Me Smile

January 5, 2010

Imagine this: You retrieve the day’s mail and, among the bills and ads, you find an envelope from someone you actually know. You rip it open and find a note that says, “I don’t know if you realize this but you made a tremendous difference in my life.” or “I don’t think I ever told you how much I admire you.” or “I just wanted to let you know that the very thought of you makes me smile.”

How would reading a note like that make you feel? Yeah, pretty amazing. I’d bet you’d save it and reflect on it from time to time, especially whenever you thought of the person who sent it to you. In short, you’d treasure the note, the person who wrote it, and the memory of how reading it made your day.

Well, guess what? You have the (more…)

An Exercise in Love and Appreciation

December 9, 2009

This simple three-step exercise may transform your relationships:

STEP ONE: Think of a family member or friend whom you love.
STEP TWO: Right before you see or talk to this person, imagine that you had just received word that they had passed away.
STEP THREE: Treat this person as if you had received one final chance to express your love and appreciation for them before they are gone forever.

Does the thought of completing this exercise make you uncomfortable? If so, let me ask you this: If someone you loved made you the object of this exercise, came up to you today and hugged you tight and told you how much they loved and appreciated you and couldn’t imagine life without you, would that make you feel good? Yeah, I think so.

So don’t be self-conscious about doing the same for somebody else; holding back out of fear or insecurity or whatever excuse you come up with is the very reason (more…)

Brighten Someone’s Day!

September 19, 2008

It only takes a few seconds to send someone you care about an e-mail or text or handwritten note with a heartfelt, genuine sentiment that will make their day . . .  their week . . . their year! Here are sentiments in three categories—for your romantic partner, for your child, and for a good friend.


• Your love is a blessing in my life.

• Your love fills a void in my soul.

• Sometimes I get overwhelmed with love for you. Like right now.

• You’re the wind that guides my sails.

• You have no idea how much I love you.

• Your love is the answer to my prayers.

• I’m very curious. Do you ever NOT look gorgeous?