Have I Told You Lately
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
What a beautiful thing to say!
A Rod Stewart song comes to mind.
Who wouldn’t want to hear those words?
Like music to your ears.
Words that sweet are validation that you’re doing something right, you are loved, appreciated, and special.
Sharing The Love
There was a lot of love going around for Valentine’s Day this year. Romantic sentiments were shared in person and all over Facebook on a very special day.
But, why is appreciation of loved ones just an occasional thing for some people?
Think of all the people you care about.
The people you cherish, like your spouse, your kids, your friends – I truly believe that you will never regret letting them know more often just how much they mean to you.
Look for opportunities to bless the ones you love.
Surprise them even. That’s when it gets fun.
But They’re Driving Me Nuts
What if your husband left his socks on the floor for the umpteenth time?
(And husbands, I haven’t forgotten about you.)
What if your wife asks for the millionth time, “whatcha thinkin’ about?”
In those cases, you could say, “I really love you, but sometimes you drive me nuts!”
No, don’t say that.
There’s that forgiveness thing that God wants us to remember 😉
We All Matter
I heard a priceless piece of wisdom once.
I can’t remember the exact wording, but here’s the gist of it.
When you see your loved one walk into the room after being gone all day, look at them with the kind of expression that reflects that they are THE most important person in the world to you. That includes the way you greet your kids too.
I’ve seen families in restaurants and every one sitting at the table was on their phones. That makes me sad.
Give your loved ones your complete attention.
Talk to each other, for goodness sake.
Your eyes, your smile, the hug and kiss you give them – make those gestures really count. Squeeze them a little tighter or longer.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married 50 years or if your kids are eighteen and they look at you like you’ve grown three heads.
Make your greeting count!
Making it count can start with a look of appreciation and the words, “Have I told you lately that I love you?”
No Relationship Is Perfect All The Time
In some cases, expressing love can be difficult. I know that many relationships in families aren’t perfect. They take time to build and to grow, especially after a painful hurt in the past. But, the precious gift of forgiveness is the healing and grace that come afterwards.
The Most Important Relationship Of All
What does our Redeemer hear when we pray?
Does God only hear our prayer requests, wants, and needs?
Or, does He hear gratitude and “I love You’s” as well?
There’s so much and so many people to pray for that I have to remind myself to stop and thank God and tell Him that I love Him.
I’m taking this opportunity to say it now.
Father God, I love You!
I am humbled that You thought enough of me
to bring me into this world.
Thank You for looking beyond my sins,
and for leading me
step-by-step into an eternity with You.
For anyone reading this, thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. It means a lot to me and I appreciate you.