When was the last time you heard…
I am so blessed to have you in my life?
You are an inspiration to me?
I think you are so amazing?
You are so beautiful?
Or words like them?
I polled 100 people about this and found:
94% felt they do not hear these words often enough.
2% don’t recall ever hearing these words.
A whopping 97% said they could not remember the last time they heard these words, it’s been so long.
However, that was not the part of the poll that surprised me most. It was the fact that –
96% of the people polled could not remember the last time they said these words to someone in a meaningful way.
It is easy to reflect on the love we do not feel we are getting from those around us but to move our connections into deep, healthy, and meaningful relationships, we must ask ourselves,
When was the last time I shared my love in a Meaningful Way?
I have watched and listened to people who freely express their love to their family and friends in complete envy. There was a time when I could not imagine expressing myself and my love so freely. I very much wished I was the one being told those very words. I craved connection and wanted to express myself openly but my fear of rejection was stronger.
I’m happy to share that is not true today. With a bit a practice, I have learned how to share my emotions more freely and how I feel, and because of it, I am creating stronger bonds and deeper connections. Exactly what I want and need to create a life worth living on my terms. To learn more about the 3 Components to Creating a Life Worth Living, click here.
When you express yourself openly, and from a place of love it is amazingly freeing—you are living in love.
Be present to allow love to flow through you.
3 Steps to Share Your Love in a Meaningful Way
I know this could be a bit of a struggle because of fears you may have, so take it one step at a time, and remember to be present to show your love in a meaningful way.
Step 1 | Be aware of how you feel emotionally and physically during the presence of others.
By removing any distractions that could keep you from focusing on someone, you will be able to feel the effect they have on you.
Step 2 | Find your words.
As you notice your bodily sensations and emotions, put words to them. Those are the feelings you want to put words to so you may articulate your love. Try words like exciting, joyous, caring, stillness, calmness, love, happiness, enthusiasm, or energetic.
Step 3 | Say it loud and proud.
When you’re ready, share your feelings. As you say the words focus on the other person, really connect with them as you say the words. Don’t give a hushed or distracted, “You know I love you.” Yes, it may feel a little unnatural at first, but just like anything else, with practice, it will get easier.
Think of one person today that you could share your love and appreciation to. Set up a special dinner, or a picnic in the park, or FaceTime over wine. Create an opportunity to tell them how you feel.
As you embrace this way of sharing your love and appreciation, you will notice those you love and care for will be more willing to be vulnerable and share their feelings with you too.
When we are born into this Material World, we freely and openly trust love and freely show it. However, for some, their experiences have left behind battle wounds that will take time to mend. With acceptance, compassion, and love, all wounds heal.
You only need to be willing to share your love. The rest will come in time.
How do you express your love? For some, this is a no-brainer, for others, a real struggle. Share your ah-has, comments, questions, and thoughts in the comment section below.
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Until next time, live with passion, purpose, and play.
Carmen M. Perez, Your Wellbeing Messenger
Personal Success Mentor
Growth ~ Marketing ~ Performance
Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Mother, Wife, and Lover of Life
Let’s Create a Life Worth Living
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