Say It!

Erik Cooper —  March 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

Actions speak louder than words. This is true. Nobody likes a lazy motormouth or a idle theorist. But words aren’t unimportant. In fact I’d even say they’re vital.

(Probably not a surprise from a regular blogger).

My wife has been in Cambodia for 9 days now (have I mentioned this?). Her absence brings stunning clarity to my feelings for her, and these feelings have given verbal expression to things I wish I said far more often. (Thank you FaceTime, email, SMS, and Viber).

The mundane makes us lazy. Entitled. We don’t speak because we presume there will always be time to say it later. When we’re less tired, when we’ve had a better day, or when the ballgame’s not in the 4th quarter. The assumption of endless moments gives no urgency to this one.

So we stay silent. And that’s a shame.

I want to say it more. What I feel. When I feel it. Even when I don’t (sometimes feelings follow the action).

Who do you need to call, text, FaceTime, Viber, IM, Facebook, write (yeah on paper), HeyTell, Tweet, email, sky write, or carrier pigeon right now?

Tell them how you feel. What they mean. Why you love them.

Say it clunky. Say it uncomfortably. Say it imperfectly. Just say it!

Seriously, right now. Go! You won’t regret it.

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