The Simplicity {and Significance} of Saying I Love You


If you want to know where I am today, where my heart is, it’s in the heart of this post I just wrote for Simple Mom. I’m up on there today talking about the significance of words. Our words. Your words. And how words can change a life.

The Simplicity {and Signifcance} of Saying I Love You

I think we underestimate the power our words have.

Over and over again in songs and in blog posts and in People Magazine articles about celebs who call it quits, we see the phrase, “They were only words.”

Only words.

In everything there is a small shred of reality and even in this, there is truth. We can speak words and they can mean nothing. Or we can speak words and they can mean everything.

We can throw around words like they are as light as feathers shed from birds or we can wield them with power and confidence because, I am coming to believe, they can have more significance than we know.

And for our spouses {and the ones closest to us} the words “I love you,” however basic, mean quite a bit…

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  1. says

    Awesome post, Sarah! As I am in this courting process with my boyfriend, this post reminds me of the difference saying love you is. Note we haven’t said this the whole time, I wanted to be sure of it before I said it, but anyways it was a refreshing reminder of the way we say things and how they effect others. :)

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