Throughout my life, I have said the phrase, “I love you,” too many of things. Animals, musical artists, boyfriends, girlfriends and even to shoes. But recently, the meaning of this minuscule phrase has come to hold a much higher value within society than I originally presumed. A phrase I thought has a clear definition universally was beginning to get foggy and started to expect greater things in return.
Saying the phrase, “I Love You,” shouldn’t be so powerful. It should make or break relationships, it shouldn’t weigh higher than actions and in my option, it never ever should be something you feel forced to say or do. When I say, “I love you,” I say it because I want the person, animal or even object to know that I whole heartily care and essentially my actions will show that I do. For me, expressing that “I love you” means I will always have compassion, strength and a deep loving concern for whomever I say it to; no matter what the outcome may be. And frankly, I think that value in the phrase has been lost.
I guess my hope is that the phrase will be less important as time passes, and we all begin to realize saying, “I love you” should be because we care not for validation…