Friday - 01/08/2021 — I’d like to explain something. If you and I have ever talked on the phone, and if you’ve ever signed off by saying, “I love you,” you may have noticed that I never, never, ever say “I love you, too.”
Oh, don’t get me wrong; I will usually say “I love you,” but I choose not to add that qualifying word, too. Instead, I put the emphasis on the third word (you) and leave off the word that turns the whole sentence into an “Oh-my-gosh-she-said-she-loves-me-so-I-have-to-say-it-back-otherwise-she’ll-think-I’m-ignoring-her.”
Expressing love should never feel like an obligation. It should feel like a gift. So, when I say, “I love you,” that’s my gift to you, no matter whether or not you’ve said anything about loving me.
p.s. If you’re a regular reader of these posts of mine, please know that I appreciate you—and I love you. Please, leave a comment!