I was ironing some curtains this morning that may or may not actually look good in our living room. TBD. Yes, I was ironing. Gasp. Miracle. I know, I know. But on the radio was the Rascal Flats song “Every Day“. I guess I hadn’t really listened to the lyrics before, but what else can you do when you’re ironing…

Sometimes I swear, I don’t know if
I’m comin’ or goin’
But you always say something
without even knowin’
That I’m hangin’ on to your words
With all of my might and it’s alright
Yeah, I’m alright for one more night-
every day

Every day you save my life (lyrics)

And the whole song just got me thinking about what a significant effect our words and actions have on the ones we love.  I mean, their words and actions matter a LOT to me, so it makes sense that mine actually matter to them.  When I encourage and cheer – that matters, and when I belittle or say something hurtful – wow, that matters too.

How many times has some small tiny thing that a loved one said to us just completely made the difference to us. Given us hope, encouragement, just to know that they care.  They might not even being doing it on purpose – but what if they did?  What if they thought about you and purposefully made an effort to make you smile, or laugh, or just cared for.  How awesome does that feel to someone! I think that we all just need someone to love us fiercely and on purpose. Whether it’s your mom, your spouse, your friend, your dog…or all of the above.

So my thought on this Love Thursday is to encourage us all to Love Fiercely.  Think about your actions and words and how much they mean to those you love. Love on purpose – and save someone’s day, if not their life.

Deep stuff. I know. But if not us, who? If not now, when? =) Happy Love Thursday everybody.

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