Tell Someone You LOVE Them…

Yesterday the online world of Facebook and Twitter seemed to go Cupid, roses and chocolate crazy with public displays of love littering my screen. Perhaps because this year I was single on February 14th (again!), or perhaps because I’m a little bit older (and wiser?), I found myself being quite cynical of what can widely be described as a “Hallmark” holiday. The romantic me would like to think that should my “one” ever come rescue me from the embrace of the big bad Singledom Witch, most days would be filled with tiny romantic gestures and declarations of love. Not just once a year, in an enforced display on the same day as the rest of the coupled up world. Doesnt exactly scream amour!

So whilst boxing up my current life, pondering the big L O V E and the thought I would soon be waving goodbye to many people whom I love, I came across this framed print. It was given to me by someone whom I love more than life itself; my baby brother Christopher. For those who may not know, he died in 2010, aged 26 after a painfully short battle with Lung Cancer.

So clearly in amongst a few tears it got me thinking…. Why wait for Valentines Day or “the perfect moment” to express your love for those you cherish. You don’t know when life can change in an instant (good or bad), you don’t know when people may be taken from you or you from them. More so now than my mushy self ever used to, I try to tell those around me often that I care about, love and cherish them.

So sod Valentines Day… whats wrong with March the 7th, September the 15th or today?! Tell someone you love them… tell someone you think they’re great, tell them you appreciate the little things and the big things they do for you… just tell them, don’t assume “they know.” And anyway… it’s always nice to hear the words I JUST LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

In Memory – CMD – I just love you so much.

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6 thoughts on “Tell Someone You LOVE Them…

  1. Nina, I couldn’t agree with you more!!! Wise
    Words and my message to you, you have given hope, joy, love even tears of happiness to so many people I don’t think you realise.. So a big fat squashy hug from myself first, then all my lovely ladies from treasured chests.. With a bounce in their step even on rough days.. It’s you they will think off, even if your steps are on a different street!!
    Big love Claire xx

  2. Iwas saying the same thing yesterday, i hate the commercialism of it! As to not be a valentine grinch i do like the fact it gives people that do not do the everyday little romantic touches, the notes, the small thoughtful but inexpensive presents a right kick up the arse to stop being lazy and be considerate.

    I did however find myself laughing at what seems to be a new competition, who got the biggest bunch of flowers from their other halfs, fb was flooded yesterday with pics and if some one put chocs up, within minuets someone had put chocs and a card, then chocs a card and a flower, then chocs a card and a bunch of flowers….So on and so forth!

    Whilst all of this was going on i was also in the middle of telling a poor girl i didn’t love her : / It seems to me that valentines pushes relationships, love etc into the lime light ! If your single then you KNOW IT, if not then you LOVE IT, but anything in-between ends up being brutally clarified,

    But wise words Neeens ( This is also now proof i do sometimes read your blog : P ) Speak before you bugger off x

  3. I agree entirey.

    I think that if you show and tell your love towards your loved ones, you don’t need the enforced actions of the Valentines Day majority.

    Although a big romantic gesture can take your loved one’s breath away and make them feel special, if it only happens on Valentines Day does that mean it is disguising the fact that you maybe trying to make up for lacking during the rest of the year?

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