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  1. d
    db82258

    My niece who lost two sisters and her father in a time span of a few months, her mother (my sister) died some time ago. Without being intrusive, I want her to know she is not alone and she is loved.

    10 months ago
  2. Layla

    Myself. Pandemic stress has been affecting my sleep and body in bad ways. In the past, I’d take out my frustrations on myself, which just increased my suffering. So, I’ve been exercising some softness and self-kindness.

    10 months ago
  3. Antoinette

    This early morning I drove my youngest to his first day on the job. I told him I loved and wished him success on his first day.

    10 months ago
  4. MEG

    I have expressed my love to my dearest ones, including to those that I am not able (distance) to do it in person.

    10 months ago
  5. ADP

    I have expressed love to my husband of 26 years, we have started connecting on a different level the past year. I have expressed love to the children I teach on a daily basis. I need to do much more expressing than I do. I need to express love daily to coworkers, strangers everyone I come in contact with. Sometimes it is hard to show love to others, I just need to find peace within me and show love no matter the circumstance or situation.

    10 months ago
  6. e
    Eare

    My dad has been in the hospital for months now, in and out of isolation as there are Covid outbreaks in the unit. When he is in isolation, the only contact I have with him is by phone, and as his hearing is weak, conversation is often difficult. Yet he never fails to hear my “I love you Dad”, and responds with a deep warmth in his voice, “I love you too.” I treasure our conversation and shared expressions of love today. In the future, when he is gone, I know these heart expressions of love will reverberate within me, as constant as the ongoing sound of a singing bowl, remembered.

    10 months ago
  7. e
    Eare

    My dad has been in the hospital for months now, in and out of isolation as there are Covid outbreaks in the unit. When he is in isolation, the only contact I have with him is by phone, and as his hearing is weak, conversation is often difficult. Yet he never fails to hear my “I love you Dad”, always responding with a deep warmth in his voice “I love you too.” I treasure our shared expressions of love today by phone, and these moments that verbally connect us to one another. At some future time, when he is gone from earth, I know these spoken words will reverberate inside, continuous as a singing bowl, love sounding through time, remembered.

    10 months ago
  8. devy

    Rather than constantly saying i love you To my spouse i show her my compassion and understanding of her personal difficulties and times she’s experiencing. By lending an ear and letting her work on things without me interjecting my thoughts.i used to tell her I love you frequently but I realized that I was saying it because of my own insecurities. I expressed love to myself by giving self praise, positive affirmations.

    10 months ago
  9. Journey

    A standing joke between me and my 21 year old son. I say ‘I love you’. He replies ‘thank you’. Too funny! But then when he walks past me, he pats me on the head and says ‘love you mom’.

    I tell my husband I love him all the time as well and he replies ‘talk is cheap’.!! It doesn’t stop me from talking and saying it though :-). And while he is a man of few words he shows me his love everyday by his actions and by always putting me first. Truly blessed to have a wonderful selfless man by my side.

    10 months ago
  10. pkr

    My daughter & my mom. ❤️

    10 months ago
  11. Kate

    To the stars, to the moon, to the sun, to the ethers. We are on a PLANET in the galaxy. How did we get here? It’s so vast and beyond. I express my love to the planet. And the animals. And us. ALL OF US. How wild! How amazing!

    10 months ago
  12. Emmaleah

    I make sure I express my love to my little boy every day. It’s an easy task to do because he absolutely makes my heart burst. 😍

    10 months ago
  13. Linda

    I say I love you to my husband many times a day. During this difficult time of Covid, he is a steady presence, and helps me stay calmer than I would be otherwise. He is a gem.

    10 months ago
  14. O.Christina

    Sometimes expressing it in words, sometimes in deeds, sometimes silently in heart´s vibes, expressing it towards my dear friends here through calling, listening carefully to each other, cooking together or be there for another when ill, visiting; to my dear friend Sabine, a treasure of a friend, speaking with each other almost every week via phone or ZOOM,for just exchanging our life´s up´s and down´s as well as sharing professionals. She is such a dear one, kindly offering both her ear and heartfelt advice; to suffering kids in my care.

    10 months ago
  15. Mica

    My daughter! And it has been wonderful. We introduced her dog to my guinea pig. Her dog, rescued from Tijuana, goes berserk over squirrels, and of course he went berserk over my guinea pig, too, who sat, oblivious to the dog, eating in her well secured cage.

    10 months ago
  16. Sherri

    To my husband of nearly 47 years, I express my love to him and for him, many times a day. “I love you” is a frequent statement to one another and really meaning it is important.

    10 months ago
  17. Barb C

    My daughters who are far away–one 300 miles and one over 4,000 miles away. We have a WhatsApp group to “talk” between video calls; we share links, ask questions, share news or thoughts. Some mornings I read them a poem that has moved me and always end that with “Love you, babies”.

    My husband, who is my partner and my sweetie, every single day.

    10 months ago
  18. Beth

    After a much delayed call to my sister in another state, we ended our call with “I love you.” It was more deeply felt than a casual refrain. She is caring for her mother as she approached her end of life. My sister also cared lovingly for our father in his later years. (Her mother is my step-mother, but I hate “step” tags. Family is family.) We started our conversation with “oh I’m sorry I’ve been sooo busy…” I wanted her to know how much I love and respect her for all she’s done and the tremendous example she’s been to her children (and frankly, mine — who I have no doubt would do the same.) I love that she’s been a caregiver to her parents. I love that she provides a safe and loving home for her children and husband. I love that she has friends far and near. I love that she stays connected to her sisters and brother who all live far away. Did I mention she is our baby sister too? I love you sister!

    10 months ago
  19. f
    foo62

    My son, who prompted me to chat a little longer than I had planned. We had taken care of the goal of the call, and he kept me on the phone just to chat. It was sweet and a good reminder to slow down and enjoy the people around me.

    10 months ago
  20. Elle

    Not-a-person, but important to me- The Creator of my soul.
    Then also, my 85 years of age neighbor & some other neighbors around the corner…..my soul sister/sister-in-law, plus my Mom & Stepdad.
    Another not-a-person….. the full Moon the other night & nature outside my bedroom window. Oh yeah- and the Shamrock plant I thought was dead [because I forgot about it for a couple months, OOPS] but discovered when I was going to throw it’s dirt out that it is a REALLY HARDY plant, it was growing underneath the surface {so} I did some repotting & I’m believing for it’s best {smile}.

    10 months ago
  21. Carla

    I surprised a good friend who’s been traveling with her Christmas gifts last night. Her dog & cat enjoyed their gifts as did she. I express my love over the phone to family outstate.

    10 months ago
  22. Mary Pat

    My children, husband, our dog, and friends.

    10 months ago
  23. EJP

    Myself….self-love. Awkward, strange and challenging, but often needed at times.

    10 months ago
  24. Nelson

    I had a fantastic dinner with an old friend last night. We haven’t seen each other in years. It was like no time had passed when seeing her again. We expressed our love for each other when we hugged goodbye. We can’t wait to see each other again.

    10 months ago
  25. Patricia

    Verbally to family and dear friends… but I also express my love through my actions and doing for others. And I rather look at those situations as not expressing “my” love exactly, but being a kind of conduit for God’s love. I’m putting flesh on God’s love so it can be seen and felt by someone.

    10 months ago
  26. sunnypatti48317

    I’ve had some snuggles and love with my husband, dog and cat this morning. I talked to my dad the other night and shared some love with him. My mom and I are in touch all the time, and she knows how much I love her. And I’m sure to give myself some love every day, so that I can better share it with those around me.

    10 months ago
  27. L
    Lee Anne

    I showered my cat, Abbey, with love before I opened my computer. I told my cousin how much I loved her for “listening to my darkness” these past weeks. Listening is an art in itself and I am grateful for her understanding heart.

    10 months ago
  28. Kevin

    To my wife, daughters, their husbands, our grandchildren, our dog, Gracie, and a host of people within my faith community.

    11 months ago
  29. Michele

    I expressed my love to my beloved cat, Hannah, yesterday when making that difficult decision of putting her down.
    I expressed my love to all my family and close friends as often as I can.
    I honestly love this website and how uplifting it is. very grateful.

    11 months ago
    1. d
      db82258

      Condolences Michele, the unconditional love received is so worth the risk we take when we love something with such a short life span, it is a priceless gift.

      I hope the things that made you love her can bring a fond memory soon and a chuckle to your heart to replace the sadness.

      10 months ago
    2. Michele

      Thank you everyone so much for all your comments and your kindness. I’m so overwhelmed and feel All your love and well wishes.

      10 months ago
    3. pkr

      Michele, sending you some love & hugs today. I know it is hard. I have been there too. November 2020, I had to say good bye to my beloved Daisy by phone. I was care giving my mom & brother 2000 miles away, when her health suddenly turned south. My husband made sure I spoke to her before she crossed the rainbow bridge. Told her I loved her & that she was the “best cat ever”. Take comfort in knowing you were with her @ the end & your love for Hannah was deep. Love to you…..❤️🙏✨

      10 months ago
    4. Holly in Ohio

      Your act, yesterday, to put dear Hannah down, was an unselfish act of love and itself an expression of love. It was for her, she needed relief from suffering. Hannah had a good life with you, Michelle. ❤

      10 months ago
    5. Christine

      Dear Michele, Cats are such dear friends. How will you miss Hannah. I think Hannah had a very nice life with you. There’s a big empty space in your house now. I feel so sorry for you. Today, I expresse my love to you and a hug for you. 🌹

      10 months ago
    6. Carla

      Michele, sending Light & support your way with the loss of Hannah. Her energy is now part of the Universe’s energy. May you know she is near you. 🐱🌺

      10 months ago
    7. sunnypatti48317

      Never an easy decision to put our little furry friends down, even if it’s the right one. Sending you love.

      10 months ago
    8. Javier Visionquest

      No one is ever lost who dwells in our hearts

      10 months ago
    9. Maurice Frank

      Michele, I am so sorry for you.

      10 months ago
    10. L
      Lee Anne

      Michele, I am so sorry about Hannah. Our pets are cherished. It is a delicate dance when we make the decision to take one into our hearts and homes for we know in all likelihood they will need to leave us before we leave them. I send light to you in your grief. Hannah will always be with you. You are part of one another.

      10 months ago
    11. Butterfly

      Dear Michele, my heart goes out to you. It is so hard to say goodbye to a beloved pet with whom we have built such a close relationship. I kissed my little Sophie on the head this morning. Every day with her is precious as she is 17 years old and in kidney failure. For the time being she is doing really well but I know that there will have to be a parting sooner or later.
      Love and hugs 🤗❤️

      10 months ago
    12. Kevin

      Oh Michele, so sorry to hear that you needed to put your cat, Hannah, down. We love our pets, but it’s never an easy thing to say goodbye when the time comes.

      11 months ago

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