When was the last time that you told your parents those three words…I love you. If you had to think about it, then you are not saying it enough times. How many of us have a difficult time saying those three words? Now is the time to say them.
Here are the top five reason why you should say “I love you” to your parents:
1. Parents reaction gets me every time. Sometimes they’ll say “what do you want?” or they might say “I love you too”. I always get a kick out of seeing how they will react when I say it. I made a promise when I was really young to always tell my parents that I love them no matter what. That means even if I was upset at them as a teenager, I always said I love you. Believe me that it was not always easy but I learned by watching others that I did not want to feel any regrets when it was time for them to go.
2. Life is too short. Sadly, you never know how long your parents will be around. Don’t waste your time and minutes thinking that you will do this or that for them. Because even if you don’t have the money, time is more precious and valuable than money. Spend time with them and if you have grandparents go visit them as well. I wish I could still have my grandparents with me and I would do anything to have them around right now but I don’t so I just appreciate the loved ones around me now which include my parents. Besides my kids and husband, my parents are a gift from heaven that God sent to us to teach us valuable lessons in life.
3. A little bit of appreciation will go a long way with your parents. When you show them appreciation, they will see that you have matured. Perhaps I may be wrong with this idea, but I think that when you learn to appreciate your parents for all the hard work that they did for you is the minute that you have learned the real value in life is being thankful for everyone and everything.
4. Developing gratitude. Sometimes we get so caught up with life that we forget how to be thankful and show a little bit of gratitude. Don’t forget the people who sacrificed so much for you would love to hear a thank you from you; no amount of money or stuff can compare a sincere thank you from the heart.
5. Besides saying thank you, nothing beats saying “I’m sorry”. Taking a moment to say am sorry for all the headaches that you gave them goes a long way. When you have that conversation with them, it’s a chat that you will never forget or regret.
Do you want to add more reasons why? or perhaps you want to share a story when you had those chats with your parents? I would love to hear stories or comments.