Thursday, February 18, 2010

A minute list

If you had 60 seconds, one moment, to say something to a loved one, what would it be? Here are some from a column I wrote along with a link to the entire column if you want to read it. Add what you would say in comments.
Entire column

“I love you.”
“I’m glad you’re a part of my life.”
““I’m proud of the person you’ve become.”
“Sometimes I say things I don’t mean.”
“It’s crazy, I know, but I just had to call and say hello.”
“I’m sorry.”
“Just yesterday I was telling my friends how much you mean to me, and I realized I should be telling you.”
“Being your mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
“I know I sometimes fail you as a parent, but I’m doing the best I can.”
“We can get through this — together.”
“When I learned I was going to be a dad, I was scared. But then you came and I was like, ‘I can do this.’"
“I won’t always be able to prevent you from falling, but I’ll be there to help you get up.”
My life is better because you are in it.”


  1. When I knew my grandfather was dying, I sent him a letter saying, "My favorite memory of you is that you always gave me a silver dollar at the end of each visit. It was something wonderful and special that I looked forward to. You mean the world to me." After he died, my grandmother said that really touched him that I reminded him of a memory we shared. Words are nice to share and say... but stories and memories are at the heart of relationships.

  2. Thanks for sharing Wendy. What a lovely story and memory.

  3. Buffy--I gave you a Sweet Friend Award over at my blog. I love this post. I think I will spend tomorrow writing some real letters telling people what they mean to me. Thank you!

  4. And thank you so much Sharon for the award. You're awesome.