Friday, July 10, 2009

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:

I'll Be There
Being 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."

Please Forgive Me
Many broken friendships/relationships could
berestored 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 up to
he has been in the wrong, which is by 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 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 gratitude.

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 nonconformists,
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 three little words that you were
expecting to see have to be reserved for those
who are special; I Love You!

by Mary Ann

1 comment:

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