Today, Valentine’s Day, Coral (the wind beneath my wings) asks you to tell those close to you that you love them.
It’s easy to dismiss Valentine’s Day as commercial hoo-haa. There’s no doubt it’s a revenue earner for florists and chocolate manufacturers.
Hopefully Valentine’s Day reminds us to take the time to tell those we love that we love them.
I just called to say I love you …
Time is a precious commodity. Our lives can change on the flip of a coin. Sometimes, without knowing or warning, we suddenly find ourselves with less time than anticipated.
Tell those who mean the most to you that you love them. Tell them they make a difference to your life, they enrich you and that not having them around would really hurt you and so many others.
It takes confidence to tell people that you love them. Reaching out and extending your hand first always comes with the risk that it will not be reciprocated. Don’t be timid. Whenever I expose my vulnerability and give first, honesty and friendship is always reciprocated and we are all richer for the experience.
There is no downside. Problems shared are problems halved and making someone smile gives a greater reward than just making them happy. Love props you up, boosts confidence, inspires, makes you strong and reduces stress. Immune systems and health flourish when you welcome others into your circle of friends with respect, loyalty, trust and care.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Just as Mike and the Mechanics said in their hit “The Living Years”, I didn’t get to tell him, All the things I had to say…… I just wish I could have told him in the living years. (Lyrics)
Carpe diem, Today, Valentine’s Day
Just do it. Say it loud and clear from the bottom of your heart. Do it while you can. No hesitation or vulnerability. No regrets. You’ll brighten someone’s day.
Happy Valentine’s Day,