Loving Words

Wine—even the finest—can’t be appreciated as long as it’s bottled up. Neither can love. Pop the cork. Put your love into words.

The most important words that any of us can learn to say are “I love you.” Don’t take it for granted that others know you love them. Tell them how special they are. Tell them how much you need them. Tell them how much you enjoy their company. Tell them how happy they make you.—And say it so often they can’t forget it.—S.S.


Love is like fire: if it’s not communicated, it goes out.—Giovanni Papini


Starter kit

If you have a hard time putting your love for others into words, try these short and simple starters. Say them and mean them, and they’ll ring in the receiver’s heart like a choir of angels.

I love you.
I need you.
You’re wonderful!
Where would I be without you?
You make my day.
I believe in you.
I trust you.
I admire you.
I’m proud of you.
I’m with you all the way.
You’re fun.
You’re wonderful to be with.
You’re a great friend.
You’re always there for me.
I thank God for you.
I love your love.
Thank you for being you.
Thank you for caring.
You’re important to me.
You make me feel loved.
You give so much.
You make me so happy.
You make everything special.
I wish I could be more like you.—S.S.


The U.S. lawyer and diplomat Joseph Choate (1832-1917) once paid his wife the ultimate compliment. When someone asked him who he would like to be in his next incarnation, if such a thing were possible, Choate’s answer was immediate: “Mrs. Choate’s second husband.”—Retold by K.P.


A raindrop

One little unshed raindrop
May think itself too small;
Yet, somewhere, a thirsty flower
Awaits its fall.
One little word, unspoken,
May seem too small to say;
But, somewhere, for that one word,
A heart may pray.—Helen T. Allison

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