René Descartes said, “je pense, donc ju suis” translated to “I think, therefore I am”. In my mind I believe it should be, “I love, therefore I am.”
The importance of love in our world is immense. Love is not restricted between lovers, it considers all other types of love such as a mother’s love for her son/daughter, a son’s love to his father, a sister’s love to her brother, a father’s love to his daughter, a friend’s love to her friend, and so forth.
When people choose to display their love one day in the year it means that the display of their emotions is lacking in the other 364 days. Being able to genuinely tell the people in your life that you love them, and telling them using those words, is important.
I saw a comic strip drawn by a Korean lady (I think she was Korean, I will make sure and get back to you) showing that it is very hard to say “I love you” to her mom. I know my mother loves me but she just doesn’t say it. Is that what we want said about us?
Reassuring your loved ones that you love them is just icing on the cake. It doesn’t cost you anything to say those words and mean them. Give your loved ones a hug, a kiss, a thank you for being in my life card, and they will appreciate it.
You never know if you will get another chance. Always say you love them before you leave.
To my family and friends, I love you.