One of the most beautiful things you can experience is to find out how to much you mean to someone.
For many, being on either end of that conversation can also be super awkward.
It seems so difficult for people to say things which should be welcomed.
You see people do it in all sorts of other ways. They’ll say it in a speech on a special occasion. They’ll write a song about it. They’ll try to get a generic greeting card to do the job. They’ll write a public Facebook post about the person rather than simply turning to them & telling them. Even less personal, they’ll send a generic message to their social media friends about how they care about them.
Those who are especially daring may send a direct text or email to the person on a special occasion.
Why can’t we take a moment with someone we care about to tell them what they mean to us, to leave no doubt of their importance & significance?
Is it because we get the feels and our lips start to quiver a bit? Is it because things get real and life is easier to manage when there is a certain superficialness to it? Is it because we are vulnerable when we tell people that they add something to our lives, something we don’t want to lose?
There are times for everyone when they wonder what the point of it all is, why we struggle through life. Knowing that we mean something to someone makes a huge difference in our outlook on the world.
So be brave. Say the words that mean something in a way where they are impactful. The fact that it’s awkward to say makes the statement all the more powerful.
Don’t be afraid to be sentimental.