Three little words. I... love... you. The stuff of songs, books, art, and countless daydreams, endless yearning.
Is there someone who you love that needs to hear those three words? Yes.
"Most people never say the words, 'I love you.' It's not their style to be so bold," wrote Paul Simon in Something So Right (1973). "Some people never say the words 'I love you.' But like a child they're longing to be told."
Couldn't have said it any better myself.
Celebrate the love in your heart! Tell someone you love them today. Write it down if you can't say it aloud. Make it anonymous if you're scared.
"There are never enough 'I love yous,'" observed comic Lenny Bruce.
If you can't do it in English, maybe another language will break the ice:
•French: Je t'aime
•German: Ich liebe dich
•Hawaiian: Aloha wau ia 'oe
•Italian: Ti amo
•Spanish: Te amo
Three little words. There is always someone longing to hear them. Right now. You think not? Well then, go to a nearby mirror and say them.
In the words of passionate writer Brenda Ueland: "'I love you,' said Brenda Ueland to Brenda Ueland. 'I love you, too,' Brenda answered shyly, with a sincere look in her fine, strong face.'"
Let your heart lift the silence: Speak up!