This evening I was reminded of an incident which in a funny way taught me a lot. It was my parent's 18th wedding anniversary. Its usually time for family and friends to gather and have a good time. After all the guests had left, as we were just sitting and chatting, I asked my dad "Papa why is it that you just give a gift to mom and do not tell anything good about her.. I mean like how much you love her and all?? He said "Nothing like that I do value her a lot" My mom was in the kitchen and just then came in the living area. When she sat down Papa suddenly turned to her and said "Pinky wants me to tell you I love you so here it is I love you" you should have seen my mom's face :D :D. But Papa continued saying "You know I really appreciate your presence in my life. Everything I am today would not have been possible if you were not by my side. You have put up with me a lot. So thank you for being there" My mom became all emotional, she looked at my dad and asked " Are you going to die?? Are you having Cancer or some other terminal disease" Papa was shocked (and so were we), he said "No!! Why do you ask" Mom said "because isn't that when people talk like this and tell their loved ones how they feel????" No prizes for guessing what we were doing... Rolling on the Floor and laughing... Till today this is what we tell mummy "Mom I love you...AND...I am not dying" :) :)
Helloo, knock knock.. are u still sitting and reading this post ?? Come on all you men, married ?? then just cook something nice for your wife today (and DO NOT forget to clean the kitchen afterwards), and you gals just make simple dal, and spend time with your hubby and tell him what a difference he has made in your life (other than the surname ofcourse), Boyfriends and Girlfriends, no advice (while dating everybody is trying to impress :P :P so you guys must be already doing all this). And do not forget to tell your parents, siblings, and kids how much you appreciate them :) :)... Guys what I am trying to tell you is just say it whenever you feel it :) :) Do not wait for some heck of a day to express your love and feelings (and to boost sales of the greetings card and gift companies).
Do not let Archies and Hallmark decide when you are going to say those meaningful words to your loved ones. They are your people, its your relationship say it when you feel it !!!