I was a bit bored yesterday and there were some people in my life who were far away or feeling a bit down.
So I decided to play the "I love you" game.
At the risk of making it sound like Pollyanna's "Glad Game", the point of the "I love you" game is to send the important people in your life a message to tell them why you love them and how important they are to you.
The message can be one line, or one hundred and one lines.
It can be for little things or big things. Silly things or serious things. It can be for anything you want it to be.
It made me feel good to send these messages to my important people... and it brightened their days to receive them.
It makes a big difference when you know that someone loves you just because... or even though...
To my mama I sent:
I love you because you iron pillow cases...
I love you because you throw your arm across the passenger seat in the car when you're driving to stop people going through the window...
I love you because you give your chickens "D" names...
I love you because you hate marshmallows...
I love you because you make tuna mornay...
I love you because you're my mum.
To my best mate I sent:
I love you even though you are entirely ignorant of the production of one of the best films in history.
I love you because you laugh at the same stupid things that I do.
I love you because you admit to eating dog food.
I love you because you are so much fun.
To my gentleman friend, the huMAN, I sent:
I love you because you eat ice blocks with me at 4am.
I love you because you give the best hugs in the whole wide world.
I love you because you write beautiful e-mails and messages.
Try it sometime.
Let your special people know that they are loved for sensible and ridiculous reasons.
Make a difference in someones day!