The Power of Three Little Words
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 be restored 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!
We do not understand:
Joy – Until we face sorrow
Trust – Until we are betrayed
Faith – Until it is tested
Peace – Until faced with conflict
Love – Until it is lost
Hope – Until confronted with doubts