These Three Words

by Donya B
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The three words that typically run around in the minds pregnant women are, “Feed Me Now!” and “I Gotta Pee!”  But those aren’t exactly the ones I’m referring to right now.  The three words she should have swimming in her head, bathing her mind and soothing her psyche should be, “I love you.”  Actually, that’s what should be in all of our minds every minute of every hour of every day.  There is someone we encounter each moment of our lives that we should be able to extend to or receive from this extremely powerful statement.

We all have family, friends and loved ones that we can say this too without hesitation, but have you ever considered saying it to a complete stranger?  Why would you?  What is it that love means to you that you would extend this cordiality to someone you know nothing about?  How about this one: simply because they are a living, breathing, sentient human being.  I know it seems a little weird, but just follow me here for a second…

I was in a discussion group online not long ago and the conversation started to get heated.  To assuage the situation, I told the instigator that simply because she had such passion, such determination, and was a fellow human being in a similar situation to myself that I loved her.  I loved that she felt the way she did, but it was okay that others in the conversation didn’t share in her conviction.  Some laughed, thinking I was “pacifying the baby”, others rolled eyes.  But I was serious.  I genuinely felt a love for her and her plight enough to tell her that.  And you know what?  The argument stopped.

The power of life and death is in your tongue, so says the Word.  You have the power to create, destroy, build up and tear down simply by your words.  You possess a weapon of mass destruction or ultimate healing in your mind and in your mouth.  Can you imagine what you could do with it?  How often do you tell yourself that you love you?  Not because you look exceptionally hot at that particular moment or because you accomplished something amazing, but just because you felt like hearing it?  I always tell you to love yourself first and others will love you too, so start the 3 Word Campaign right there.  In the mirror.  Look yourself dead in the eye and sincerely say, “I love you” and feel the power it brings… Then take that power and go out into the world, look someone else in the eye and sincerely say, “I love you.” Whether they accept it or not, you just created joy.  Keep going!

Relationships are bonds between two people; not defined by gender, race, creed, color, religion, nationality, political ideology, age, social status, income or anything else.  Simply between two people.  Go out and create, rebuild or strengthen some relationships today.  Tell someone you love them and mean it!  Look right here… I love you!

Two,

Ms. De

Sweetest Truffle:  I know you hear it too… Stevie Wonder’s “These Three Words”… Listen to it sometime if you haven’t heard it lately.  Awesome words from an awesome man!


About Donya:

Donya Vaughn is a So Cal native, collegiate of San Diego State University and graduate of the University of Life, mastering in “Wow, That Was Harder Than It Needed To Be”. Known to her close friends as “The Walking Encyclopedia”, Donya prides herself in being helpful, knowledgeable and ready to serve. She uses these traits along with unwavering optimism and Christian good spirit regularly as owner and consultant of As You Like… Wedding & Event Services.

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