Say it loud and clear. No regrets!

Today, Valentine’s Day, Coral (the wind beneath my wings) asks you to tell those close to you that you love them.

Touch (by Coplu, coplu.com)

Reach out and touch …. by our friend Coplu.   Coplu’s art always expresses love, companionship and caring.  (coplu.com)

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.

Rich IPhone 007Hopefully 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,

from Coral.

Coral - the Wind Beneath My Wings ....

7 comments

  1. Elisabeth Schorr · · Reply

    A rather belated Thank You for your sweet reminder!

  2. A great message for any day!

  3. Johannes Smit · · Reply

    Beautiful thoughts Coral.

    I agree with you that “The Living Years” by Mike and the Mechanics has a profound message and I find it very moving.

    I was one of a Qantas crew slipping in Jakarta when my Dad died and, although the company offered to passenger me home, it was too late to speak with him one more time. I was comforted by the fact that I’m sure he would have known that I loved him.

    I know some who could do well to listen to the lyrics.

  4. Thank you Coral for this touchy and timely reminder. We are blessed to meet you and being a part of your family. Gulhan and Coplu.
    Love .. Love .. Love... and Passion for Love (Coplu.com)

  5. Mandy Squair · · Reply

    Ditto from me too. Lovely email from you, Coral, for Valentines Day. Mandy

  6. Jeffrey Schuster · · Reply

    Thank you for that wonderful address. I would appreciate it if you could give me information on About Big Jets.

    Coral replies: Sorry Jeffrey, you’ll have to ask Richard about that. I’m not an aviator, however I defer to Gene Kranz who wrote, “Behind every great man is a woman, and behind her is a plumber, electrician, maytag repairman and one or more sick kids. And the car needs to go into the shop!”

  7. Barbara Gayle · · Reply

    Thank you Coral for this lovely reminder and I hope to meet you one of these days. Yes, love is all you need…

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