nurturing thursdays: 3 words…i love you

Those three words…I love you... can work wonders when told to someone who’s in pain…who’s hurting.

Those three words…I love you… needn’t be reserved for family, sweethearts or close friends.

Those three words…I love you… shouldn’t be secreted away…only to be displayed on special occasions.

Those three words…I love you… isn’t just for lovers on Valentine’s Day.February 2011 00068

Those three words…I love you… takes only seconds to say.

Those three words…I love you…can make someone’s day.

Those three words…I love you…bridges the distance between two hearts.

Those three words…I love you…is a hug traveling on a cloud.

Yesterday I was sad to learn that my cat-sitter, China Rose, has been spending her nights alongside her mom in the hospital. Since June she has been dealing with throat cancer. 

China Rose is a sweetheart who adores cats. She has 9. Most are strays which she has adopted. Not only does China mother her own, but she does the same for those at the local vet where we take our cats. In addition, she cares for cats whose families are away.

When I asked after her mom, China choked back tears. I know first-hand that when someone shows compassion, it’s difficult to remain stoic.

I told China I wished I could hug her…that she felt like a daughter to me. And the next three words flowed easily …I love you.

China responded…I love you too.

I could see her smile…knowing that…I really do love her. 

…those three words…i love you…from me to you…


English: On Valentine's Day , the words of Jim...

29 thoughts on “nurturing thursdays: 3 words…i love you

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  3. Beautiful and very nurturing post. I totally understand China Rose’s reaction — those kind words of inquiry, when asked from the heart, mean the world. Will keep China Rose and her mom in prayer — as I am undergoing the same transition with my mom. Thank you for connecting to Nurturing Thursday.


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    • Hugs for the beautiful comment. Because of my own life experiences I have learned to look at others as if they are a reflection of myself, complete with the good and the not-so-good that makes us human. 🙂


hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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