“Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing.”Donna Hedges
How often do you say, “I love you” to your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse. It sounds easy and obvious. How often do you tell your family that you love them? Now it sounds hard for most of us. Does not it?
Why we do not show our love to our family members? Most importantly, think about our parents, who raised us for years?
Do you love them? Yes!
Do you tell them? No!
We think that telling is not important in family because it is understandable that we love them. Let us see how true it is.
Why it is Important to Tell them:
Each of our thought, word and action either makes our breaks relationship. When we do not like something about our parents, we do not forget to complain. It is time to think whether we appreciate them enough for all the good things that they do for us. Why it is important?
When we show our love to family, it creates a layer of care around our loved ones. This layer protects our relationships when it comes to differences and misunderstanding. Our regular love and care makes that “Love Layer” strong.
What do you think how strong your Love Layer is? Do you often share love and do things for your family? If not yet, let them know now. It is like contributing to make a better family and a better world.
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”Mother Teresa
Why we should not Hide our Love:
Everyone loves his family. However, everyone hide these feelings in the mind. We often found ourselves lack of word or time to express our love. Why?
Let us see another aspect. Do you keep quite when spot their faults?
Suppose, your brother broke crockery in the kitchen or your mother has forgotten to add salt in the dinner. You instantly react and complain about that. Now tell me, do you instantly appreciate as well?
“No family is perfect… we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, family is family… The love will always be there.”Unknown
You know that we do not think much before criticizing them. Then, why to think a lot when there is the time to love them. Just imagine for a while your son or daughter come to you and says, “Love you mom” or “Love you dad”. It sounds amazingly beautiful and you feel complete in this world.
Life is passing moment by moment. May be tomorrow, there will be no time left to express your love and care for them. Today is the time. Let them know.
“Never forget to let people know you love them, because the one day it matter’s most…there might not be time..”Unknown
There must be some speciality of each of your family member. It is time to recognize and appreciate that. Let your brother know how good he is at sport. Say your sister that she cooks amazing. Besides that, let them know that you are lucky to have them.
Say it more than you share on Social Media:
Last month on Women’s day, I shared a post on Facebook. That beautiful post has nice words that tribute to my mother. Then a thought hit into my mind. Did I wish my mother “Happy Women’s Day”? No. Even she did not know about that day.
How sad I thought. However, I did it later on that day and felt so good.
As an another take, we are sitting around dining table with Smartphone in hand and sharing status like “I love my parents” etc. However, we do not pay any attention to our mother who is preparing us food with so much love.
That is what most of us are doing. We announce our care for the loved ones to the world but do not confront with each other. Let us first get real and then social. If you really love them, why do not first tell them before sharing it on Facebook/Twitter.
“Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.”Josiah
If we take care of these little things, they can nourish our relationships. Are you ready to do it now? Let us set a beautiful task for this week. Let us express our love to each of family member. Let every one of them know that “I love you”.
“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”Lisa Weedn