Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Random Acts of Affection...

My true story:  Yesterday, I texted the message "Love You" to several contacts in my phone. Many people didn't respond until later last night; many others not at all. One of my sisters even called to ask if I was just "testing" my phone's texting options. :) The most popular reason I heard for not responding right away was fear that I had done something harmful to myself and had texted as a final goodbye. My point is to encourage you to tell those you care about just how much they matter. Don't be surprised by the negative responses as many people are caught off guard by the words "love you", "miss you", "you're a valuable asset", etc.

Take a moment and think of the last time you told someone just how much you truly enjoy having them in your life. Sharing your true feelings should not be embarassing and, in fact, can be very refreshing. Random acts of affection... do it soon, before the opportunity never arises again or suddenly gets taken away. Come back to the blog and tell me how it went, what reactions did you receive, how did it feel, would you do it again?

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”

“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”   ~  Kahlil Gibran

1 comment:

  1. It's a good suggestion . . . random acts of affection. Your post reminds me of the Buddhist meditation "Death is certain. I may die today." Sounds eerie at first. The point is to act, speak, and think as if today -- or this hour even -- may be your last. It adds a sense of urgency to doing the things that we say are important.