Writer’s Note: My Mind’s Musings are a series of reflections that came up to challenge my assumptions, the things I’ve chosen to ignore, and the ability to view life through a different lens. It’s best enjoyed with the follow-up story in the box link.
Can there be too much I love you’s? I wholeheartedly accept that there is certainly no shortage of all the ways anyone can show love. Life is much too short to hold back telling others you love them.
I tell people I love them all the time because I want them to know that’s how I feel about them. Those words, no matter how often I say them, never lose their value to me. I love you is a statement of power. I say it because I mean it from within the depths of my heart.
I find it strange some would take the position that if you say too much I love you’s, it loses its meaning. It’s as if repeating it too often causes its profound significance to reduce. I would argue that you can never say it enough.
Of course, not everyone is comfortable saying it. Some people are just better off showing their affections through their actions.
My parents have never told me they love me. Nope, not even once. That’s fine because, after a while, I stop hoping and expecting. Don’t cry for me Argentina! It’s just that after a while, I know who are those who will profess their love openly, and those who will walk past me, mechanically expecting me to “understand” that they do.
I’m the type who will say it all the time and still feel like it’s special. Some people make me feel comfortable expressing myself openly all the time. There are also those who, no matter how close, words just don’t come out right. Perhaps they are the type that prefers to express or receive it through actions.
How would I know if it’s true? I believe there’s no reason for us to even get in on that boat. When I tell you I love you, my focus is not on how you receive it but on how sincere I am when I say it. How do you feel about it? Well, that’s really not my problem. Since when do I have power over how someone feels about me or what I do? My power is solely on what I can control about myself.