Love is a four letter word that is arguably the most powerful word the alphabets made. Many people have written on this topic and discussions erupted regarding this topic there is no greater feeling on earth than being in love and being loved in return. Whether it is family love or love between man and a woman, boy or girl, the feeling of being loved surpasses everything you might think of. But when is the right time to tell someone that you love him/her? In Africa we say, love is like a cough you can’t hide it! I won’t tell you the time to say I love you, but I will tell you when I say it as it works for me and I believe it can work for anyone who is genuinely in love.
Now is the time to say I love you:
There is no better time to tell him/her that you love them than now. If you feel it expresses it! Be it by verbally or through actions just let that person know you love and care for him/her. Don’t wait for an opportune moment because love is not as a result of opportunity. It is a choice we make in our hearts, even when there is no good reason to do that. We are not sure of tomorrow or what can happen to the people we love. So words you could have waited, things you could have put on hold, say and do them right there and then.
Say it during hard times:
A lot is wrought by love than these world dreams of. There are times when saying I love you or by actions counts more than any other remedy that we might get. When we are hit, love can give us the strength to stand again, the hope that all be alright, that there is someone who cares and we are important in their lives. This goes deeper into the hearts of the people we love and they are ever indebted to our love.
People who matter are around:
There is no better time to express love than when other people who matter to the person you love are around. It gives them a sense of pride and nods of approval from friends or family members give the person confidence to love you back. It also lets them know you are part of them or even more in the life of the person. If a person allows you to meet people who matter a lot in their lives, it means they need or consider you to be part of them. Such are the times to plant the seed of love to the person and the people surrounding her.
A lot can be said on this topic, but simplicity in love works miracles. There is no need to worry or pretend if you owe someone some love. Let’s pay the debt; you never know how many miles that single step will take your loved one. It is the simple things we do, things we say now, not later that will change what stands between you and those you love. Say you love them in the morning, during the day in the evening; create time to express your love as nothing is worth more than love.