Expressing the depth of our feelings for people can feel awkward, yes. We run the risk of being called sentimental, being thought a bit odd, or a touch over-emotional. Whatever. Think what they will, I’m going to tell people exactly how fantastic they are.
I am often overcome with wonder at the people around me, what they are doing, how they are growing and shaping their world. I could keep it to myself, but that would deny them the pleasure of knowing the impact they have on me. How will they know if I don’t tell them exactly how I feel?
We tend to assume that our feelings are obvious. I assure you that however clear it may be that you feel love or affection for someone, putting it to words will solidify it. Often, however, the person on the receiving end is stunned by the revelation. What a beautiful gift – to let someone know that they have made a difference in your life!
This sort of vulnerable admission of awe is too rare in the world. We are all running around feeling inadequate, when frequently, the very things we feel we fail at are the things other people most admire us for.
Is there someone who comes to mind immediately as you read these words? Reach out to them and tell them why. Don’t let another day pass without sharing your thoughts on why they are amazing and how grateful you are for their presence in your life.