To Whomever It May Concern: I Love You

To Whomever It May Concern: I Love You

Three little words. The foundation of a holiday, nearly every relationship to ever exist, and of course, all Hallmark movies. They may seem simple, but they hold so much weight. Many people can bear their heart with these words, and they can be life changing. They are nothing to take lightly, which is why I throw them out as much as I can.

You may be thinking that this doesn’t make much sense. If they are so weighty, why would you overuse them? Why not treasure them and keep them locked away until a perfect time or a perfect someone comes along? Some people choose to do this, and it is perfectly logical.

I, however, see things a little differently. My goal is to spend my time on this planet of ours making other people as happy as I can. And for me, hearing the phrase “I love you” is one of the happiest things on earth. It makes you feel special and accomplished and worth something great. Because of this, saying “I love you” to as many people I can, and as often as I can, is my simple way of trying to brighten up someone’s day. I honestly try to say it to everyone I know. Family, best friends, classmates, and acquaintances alike. I never know what people are going through walking down the hall or down the street. Everyone is amazing and has something uniquely lovable about them, whether that is a great sense of humor or a kind heart or a thoughtful personality. Sometimes people simply forget how much they are worth, and a bad day or week or experience can get anyone to feeling awful about themselves. If they’re feeling down, one of the best ways to make someone happy is to remind them that they’re important. For me, saying “I love you” gets the message across beautifully, so I try to show it often.

Although some may think this takes value away from the phrase itself, overusing it is how I show people I care. I believe the value of the person being told outweighs the value of the words themselves; and so if I say it too often, so be it. I only hope it is a constant reminder to everyone around me of how special they are not only to me, but as a person.

So to whomever it may concern, whenever you read this and however you’re feeling, hopefully you know that I love you.