Thursday, 26 April 2007

Deeper meaning to the 3 little words we take for granted..

Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in just three words. When spoken or conveyed, those statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have cooled. The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship.

I'LL BE THERE - Being there for another person
is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly
present for other people, important things happen
to them and to us. We are renewed in love and
friendship. We are restored emotionally and
spiritually. 'Being there' is at the very very core of

I MISS YOU - Perhaps more marriages could be
salvaged and strengthened if couples simply and
sincerely said to each other, "I miss you." This
powerful affirmation tells partners they are
wanted, needed, desired and loved.

I RESPECT YOU - Respect is another way of
showing love. Respect conveys the feeling that
another person is a true equal. It is a powerful
way to affirm the importance of a relationship.

MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT - This phrase is highly
effective in diffusing an argument and restoring
frayed emotions. The flip side of "maybe you're
right" is the humility of admitting "maybe I'm

relationships could be restored and healed if
people would admit their mistakes and ask for
forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults, foibles and
failures. A man should never be ashamed to own
he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in
other words, that he is wiser today than he was

I THANK YOU - Gratitude is an exquisite form of
courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of
good, close friends are those who don't take daily
courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank
their friends for their many expressions of
kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle
of friends is severely constricted often do not
have the attitude of gratitude.

COUNT ON ME - "A friend is one who walks in
when others walk out," Loyalty is an essential
ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional
glue that bonds people. Those who are rich in
their relationships tend to be steady and true friends.
When troubles come, a good friend is there,
indicating "you can count on me."

LET ME HELP - The best of friends see a need
and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what
they can to heal it. Without being asked, they
pitch in and help.

I UNDERSTAND YOU - People become closer
and enjoy each other more if they feel the other person
accepts and understands them. Letting others
know in so many little ways that you understand
him or her is one of the most powerful tools for
healing your relationship.

GO FOR IT - Some of your friends may be non
conformists, have unique projects and unusual
hobbies. Support them in pursuing their interests.
Rather than urging your loved ones to conform,
encourage their uniqueness-everyone has
dreams that no one else has.

I suppose the 3 little words that you were
expecting to see have to be reserved for those
who are special; that is I LOVE YOU.
Have a great day loving yourself and loving your
loved ones!

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