Say It

August 13, 2014

The world of social media has been abuzz the last couple of days with so much talk of mental illness and its ramifications, connotations, and insinuations. This is not surprising, given the circumstances, but sometimes I think we just talk to much.

I think we get so absorbed in ourselves that we often fail to really express some things that we probably feel that shouldn’t be left unsaid. If you have been shocked or troubled by the most recent celebrity death, would you take a wee bit of advice from a friend?

Say it.

The care you have in your heart for the people in your life, the appreciation you have for the folks that make your life better, the recognition of people around you who do things well – all of it, just say it.

Say “thank you.” And mean it.

Say, “I love you” where you need to say it.

I’m no expert on grief, but in fifteen years of pastoring I have never heard a grieving family member say, “I wish I hadn’t told him that I loved him so much.”

So, let me say this…

I love you. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. You bless me with your attention and I am truly grateful.

Don’t let this day slip by without saying what should not be left unsaid.

And, if you’re still not convinced, here’s a flashback from Billy Joel that will surely turn the tide:

My friends, tell her – or him – them…WHOMEVER!  Just SAY IT!

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