I sometimes don't tell the things that are in my heart. I think that it is easy to take people for granted. It is easy to think they understand me so well, that they know what I am thinking and feeling.
I hold my words inside, instead of pouring them out, from one heart to another. I keep the good things locked tight, instead of pouring those words and thoughts and feelings into someone else.
I grew up hard. I grew up early. I learned more about the evil in the world than I ever wanted to know. I learned that wishes never come true and that heartaches are a part of life. I learned that words are often unkind and that they can give us some of the most lasting hurts. The ones we never forget.
I have often thought that because of my own experiences, maybe I have left unspoken way too many positives in the lives of those I love. I needed to say "I love you" more often and harsh words so much less. When I think about how much my Heavenly Father loves me, I want to have more patience and kindness for those here who also love me. I want to never be responsible for leaving words unspoken that should have been said. I want to make a difference for the positive in their lives. I want to always remind them that they are loved and needed and have value in this life and in the next. I never want their hearts to be broken by what I did not find the courage to say.
So for today, I want to speak words of love. I want to cherish the amazing people in my life that I call my family. They are truly the ones who bless my life. I love them today and always.
1 John 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.