By: Thomas Belskie

“Love is not a whisper or a weakness. No, love is strong” -Dave Matthews

Today’s the day to say I love you. Not tomorrow.

You’ll never know when someone’s time is up. You’ll never know when it’s the last time you’ll have a chance to tell them how much they mean to you. You’ll never know when it’s the last time you’ll be able to experience the miracle of seeing their face, hearing their voice, or sharing a laugh.

You’ll just never know.

I write this today, not because of any profound loss in my own life or any specific tragedy, but because right now everything is going well. It’s precisely at times like these that we tend to take everything and everyone in our lives for granted. But I don’t want to let today be one of those days.

It’s unfortunate, but it often takes a blindsiding, soul crushing loss or a random tragic event to refocus ours minds and to remind us to say ‘I love you’ to the people in our lives who mean the most to us.

So don’t let this day go by without telling someone in your life how much they mean to you. Don’t feel weird about it.

When you’re ending a phone call in a public place, just say it. When you’re going to bed at night let the words flow. Even if the person you’re talking to is at the grocery store five minutes away from your house and only called to ask what kind of bread you want, say ‘I love you’.

It’ll never be enough, but never miss an opportunity to say it at least one more time.

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