Words are powerful. They can lift others up or they can destroy. They can restore hope or obliterate it. Words. Little more than formations of sounds from our mouths, taps on a keyboard or lines of ink on paper.
What words are you using? What meaning do your words convey? Are they careless? Are they compassionate? Are they potent or innocuous?
Words and language are keys to our soul, for good or bad. Like a house key: a simple piece of metal that has the power to open a door and expose the contents of what we protect so strongly.
How many of our words express love? Why are we so afraid or intimidated to lay out our emotions? Why do we think admitting love makes us vulnerable?
There is too much pain and suffering in this world not to say “I love you” on a regular basis. And not just to those who know or suspect we love them but to those who don’t; to those who may not have love, to them who long to hear these words.
I love you: three simple words that are a powerful incantation. You are the alchemist magically changing sorrow into joy.
I love you.