A new day and you are off to work, off to somewhere. When you part with your wife, husband or whoever you share your life with, what do you say? So long? Later? Nothing? Do you say, “I love you?” If you don’t feel this way, why are you with this person?
How easy it is to take the person we live with for granted. They have been around long enough to become as common as the couch. We get caught up in important things, jobs, blogs, tweets. Or, you might even think you’re bored with the same person in your life after a number of years.
About Love, Boredom And Choice
I have never known anyone with an intellect above a fly who was bored. Boredom is another way of saying “I’m not smart enough to entertain myself.” Most of us don’t have time to be bored – we are too busy with too much information, too much thinking, too many gadgets and toys.
It all seems so simple,
yet we don’t use the word love enough. Yeah, I’m a guy so I should be thinking about sports and the tragedy of Tiger Woods I suppose. As I write this it occurs to me that this made for television golf drama is boring. My wife is not boring. I love her. I don’t have any feelings of endearment for Woods, the iPad or other transient things like this.
Two things everyone who loves someone should always do
When you part, even for a short time, simply say, I love you. Everyday. Cliché yet relevant example – Imagine they are killed in an accident and you may never have the opportunity to say that again. This moment is forever gone?
Never be embarrassed to say I love you. I’ve been guilty of this. And I’ve been on the receiving end as well. If you are in a meeting, with friends, with people anywhere and you are talking on the phone, before you hit the button to disconnect, just say it.
I love you.
John Lennon said “All you need is love.” Working under the assumption that you have your practical life in order, that you have come to grips with self-actualization, do you think this is true?