say it

Hi! I don’t know how to write this post.

I love you.

I say that to people a lot. And it means something different to me depending on who I’m talking to, but that by no means detracts from what it means in its entirety. And it doesn’t mean that I use it recklessly.

It means I’m thankful for you. It means my life would not be the same without you.It means that your burdens are mine. It means that I’ve tucked your smile, personality, gait, hugging style, and vibes away in my heart to draw on when I feel down. It means I can’t get enough of you, even when you’re driving me insane. It means I know what incredible things you’ve done and will do. It means I know your mistakes and understand them. It means I have faith in you. It means you’re important to me. It means that I am a better person having known you. It means I have just another reason to smile each day. It means that you’re real and I appreciate that.

I love you means that I have so many things to say and can only find three words to sum it all up.

I know that for whatever reason in our culture, expressing your love/admiration/gratitude for others can be seen as awkward or scary.

But I don’t want to let another moment go by without it being clear how much I truly do love those around me. I’m not always good at reminding people. I’m not even always good at showing people through my actions.

I mess up too.

But I still love you, even when I’m too ridiculous to share it.

So today, I dare you, to just do it. No one will judge you. And you’ll be better off for it.

Love,

Juliana

 

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