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Archive for May 6th, 2011

Say “I Love You,” if You Can

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We attended a funeral four weeks ago. Tomorrow, there is another. Saturday, a memorial service for a third person.

The tissue box below on the church pew is empty… I think it was the most poetic photo I took at the last one. If the tissue box is empty… well, that person was worthy of mourning.

I lost my father suddenly when he was 40 years old and I was 14. I’ve learned since then, that those you love are the most precious treasure of all.

I realize that some cultures don’t say “I Love You” out loud easily, or at all. Both Norwegians and Ethiopians are, as groups, more comfortable acting from love than saying it. I’m sure there are plenty others where this is just not comfortable… these are just a few I know.

Whatever your background, belief system, if you can… please say it, or at least show your love in the way you can. People can be gone in an instant. You don’t want to have regrets about what you did or did not say/do.

My life is happy, full and rich. I tell my own loved ones often, of my love for them. It’s one way I’ve grown since I had my own first loss… at such a young age.

Hugs to you. I appreciate you here, very much. I’ve written thousands of entries since 2002, and I’m delighted that you are listening.

Big hugs, LynnH