Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I Love You...

Isn't it interesting that it takes someone being so close to death before they will take the time and get the "guts" to tell those they love that they love them? For instance, when someone in the picture suddenly is diagnosed with a terminal illness, we all start telling everyone how much we love them. Interesting...

Today, did you drive down a street? Did you drive down a two-lane street? Did you pass any on-coming vehicles? Was there more than a yellow line and a few inches between you and that other vehicle?

Sometimes I think we forget just how "close to death" we all are on a daily basis...

Have you told someone you love them today?

4 comments:

Amanda B. said...

It's a little weird for me to hear people say things like this. I grew up in a household where no matter what was going on, we ALWAYS said that we loved each other in the morning when we left for school/work, whenever we hung up on the phone with each other, and at night before we went to bed (of course, along with any other opportunities that arose in between!). And this wasn't limited to just immediate family, as I have the habit with all of my family. I guess the idea of not saying that you love someone when you see them is just foreign to me. Just my thoughts to go along with Kim's. :)

Tara said...

Hey there kim. Thanks so much for the nice comment you left on my site.

I never told my parents I loved them. Well I did, but not enough. That sinks in now I live a third of the way around the world away from them. Whenever I speak with them on the phone now, I make sure to tell them I love them, and myself and my partner say it every morning, every night, and every time he calls me in between lol. I've learned that life is short... too short, so tell people you love them every chance you get as though it may be your last.

Katey said...

I totally understand your sentiment Kim. I grew up in a family that never said "I love you" to each other. Not because we didn't, but we just didn't verbalize it much. Now that I live in TN, my brother lives in WA, and the rest of the family is in TX, we tell each other every time we talk. Being so far away makes the time you have together, whether it is in person or on the phone, that much more precious. It has taught me a lot.

sHaMrOcK said...

I lovesss you Kim ;)