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Have you ever wondered if your expression of love was received by another? In times like these, you may wonder how to express your love. Let’s face it, many of you have been in very close proximity to your family for over a month. All this togetherness can start to wear on your nerves, and you may find it more difficult to express your love.  You’ve given and expressed your love in so many ways and now you have run out of ideas.

Why not just say, “I love you.” Hearing those words might make the difference between having a great day or depressing day. Writer C. W. Vanderbergh wrote, “To love the whole world for me is no chore. My only real problem is my neighbor next door.”

Love can be expressed in so many ways. Most businesses would benefit greatly if bosses truly loved their employees, and workers knew it. Most marriages would be happier, if spouses heard and saw constant reminders that they were loved by their mates. Most families would be happier if parents consistently and lovingly affirmed their love.

Tim Sanders, who wrote “Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends,” tells us love is the crucial element in the search for personal and professional success. He goes on to say that if life were an iPhone, love would be the first app you should add. Sanders is on to something. The greatest leaders are loving leaders—their followers, employees and friends know they have their best interest at heart.

There is a spiritual hymn that reads, “Love lifted me; when nothing else could help, love lifted me.” Stop and think about this: would you say that the people who made the greatest and most lasting impact on you were the ones you felt genuinely loved and cared about you? Of course, you would! And that is how you are supposed to treat others.

Here are four good reasons for saying “I love you” on a regular basis:

  1. You need to say it.
  2. You need to hear yourself say it.
  3. Others need to hear you say it.
  4. You need to hear if from others.

So, do not be afraid to say those three little words because once you start, you will never go back. So, Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Chaplain Ghosten