My husband said something to me the other day that really surprised me. Apparently, I've never noticed that I say 'thank you' when someone tells me they love me...nearly every time.
Now that he has pointed this out, I've noticed he is absolutely correct. "Why do you think that is?" I asked him. And I wonder why it was so subconscious that I never realized I do it. And it happens no matter who it is that says it, and whether or not I say it first - if someone says it to me first I apparently say, "Thank you. I love you, too." Or I can say, "I love you", get an "I love you" in return, and I close with, "Thank you." I've even gone as far as to say, "...and thank you for that." It can be my husband, my children, a good friend, family member, and even (and most especially), God.
So I started to ponder why this could be. I've had some pretty cruddy relationships of all kinds in my life - and I've been taken advantage of - and I've been hurt. I realize that when there is someone I love that loves me, too, I'M GRATEFUL...really, really grateful.
I don't know when this started. I don't even have a memory of ever doing it before, so I have no idea how long I've been doing it. But I can say I'm glad he brought it to my attention, because I like being very aware of how grateful I am that I'm loved.
I know I'm not the easiest person in the world (or even the same house!) to love. I am obnoxious, talkative, sometimes a little insecure, and somewhat of a control freak. I have obsessive compulsive disorder, I'm a germaphobe, and I cry about the silliest things. There are so many more reasons why I'm hard to love, but I ask that you please try...and if you're one of the people that already do......thank you. I love you, too.
"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged-Cupid painted blind" ~A Midsummer Night's Dream
"Yo, Adrian!! I loves ya!" ~Rocky Balboa, Sheila Garcia
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love." ~Jesus