Monday 8 September 2014

Nothing goes without saying...

I was at a funeral, and in the eulogy, my friend listed some of her mother's wisdom, and one of the pearls was "Nothing goes without saying".

If struck a chord so deep and true, I wanted to share it with you.

Don't wait for an occasion to tell your partner you love them. Tell them tonight when you walk in the door. Thank them for what they give you, name it specifically (and I don't mean material things).

If you are mad at the kids, or they're being punished, remind them that you still love them, even at this split second in time.

If someone is in pain, let them know they can count on you. Send them a txt or give them a call, just to remind them of the offer.

And so the list goes on. We think people know what they mean to us, but why would they?

Make it in your life, nothing goes without saying.

Linking up with Things I know


  1. So true Lydia. Why would people know how much we care for them unless we tell them. Sweet reminder.

  2. Thanks for this reminder Lydia. I wonder whether we regret things we don't say as much as things we wished we hadn't.

  3. Love how your posts are so short, sharp and beautifully written. Not to mention extremely timely. I need to call my mother now...

  4. I've never really thought about what that saying meant, but its actually quite beautiful isn't it?
    Thank you for the reminder.

  5. Love it Lydia. Negative self talk is a big thing with a lot of people. If we don't tell them they are appreciated, loved, thought of, how do they know? I think it is very important that we do tell them, while we can :)

  6. Truer words were never spoken. You never know when you might see someone for the last time.

    1. Ooops, forgot to add, visiting on behalf of #teamIBOT

  7. This is so simple but very true, since the death of a few people I have loved dearly I never hold back from saying what I think... sorry for you loss x

  8. Truly beautiful words of wisdom. Thank you for sharing with #thankfulthursday

  9. Such a timely reminder. I must have words with hubby, we don't talk often enough about the important stuff.

  10. What wise words you share here Lydia. Thanks for the reminder.

  11. Oh what a nice line - love it. Might have to start using that one.
    My personal favourite which my own Grandmother used to spout was 'Live and let live.' If only more people did.

  12. Thanks for the reminder! It's too easy to just assume that people know how you feel about them isn't it? Especially in this day of facebook feeds where you think you know what's happening with people, and you think you're reaching out, when really everyone is just posting in their own realm and hoping that there's some cross connection somewhere.