Friday, July 31, 2009

3 words that meant the world.

Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another
often come in just three words. When spoken or conveyed, those
statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and
restore relationships that have cooled. The following three-word
phrases can enrich every relationship.

there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are
truly present for other people, important things happen to them and to
us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally
and spiritually. 'Being there' is at the very very core of civility.

I MISS YOU - Perhaps more marriages could be salvaged and strengthened if
couples simply and sincerely said to each other, "I miss you." This
powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired
and loved.

I RESPECT YOU - Respect is another way of showing
love. Respect conveys the feeling that another person is a true equal.
It is a powerful way to affirm the importance of a relationship.

MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT - This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument
and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side of "maybe you're right" is
the humility of admitting "maybe I'm wrong."

Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would
admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable
to faults, foibles and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own
he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he
is wiser today than he was yesterday.

I THANK YOU - Gratitude is
an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of
good, close friends are those who don't take daily courtesies for
granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many
expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of
friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of

COUNT ON ME - "A friend is one who walks in when
others walk out," Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true
friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those who are
rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When
troubles come, a good friend is there, indicating "you can count on me."

LET ME HELP - The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they
spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they
pitch in and help.

I UNDERSTAND YOU - People become closer and
enjoy each other more if they feel the other person accepts and
understands them. Letting others know in so many little ways that you
understand him or her is one of the most powerful tools for healing
your relationship.

GO FOR IT - Some of your friends may be non
conformists, have unique projects and unusual hobbies. Support them in
pursuing their interests. Rather than urging your loved ones to
conform, encourage their uniqueness-everyone has dreams that no one
else has.

I suppose the 3 little words that you were expecting to see have to be reserved for those who are special; that is I LOVE YOU.

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