Sometimes words get in the way. Sometimes they don’t say enough. Sometimes they get stuck in the back of your throat. But just because your tongue-tied doesn’t mean you’re cut off from each other. It’s great to say those three words, “I love you.” but there are many other ways to let your sweetheart know how you feel.
You can say an awful lot with a look, a touch, a smile, a frown, a thoughtful gesture, a shrug, a favorite meal, a changed diaper, a silently paid bill, a remembered anniversary, or a bouquet of flowers. You can also communicate negative thoughts in these silent ways, like leaving dirty socks on the floor or not calling to say you’ll be home late. Sometimes such thoughtlessness is only carelessness, though even then there’s an unspoken message.
So let your sweetheart know how you feel, what’s in your heart and what’s on your mind . . . in words and in gestures. If you’re careful how you choose your words, be just as careful in the gesture you make. Just because nobody hears the tree falling in your forest of love , the effect of the thud will still be felt.
Remember to pay attention to your timing because it’s the mystical component of your relationship that is referred to when things happen. It’s that perfect moment , the magical conjunctions of events, the folding together of one person’s movement through time with one another in perfect harmony. You don’t have to tell your sweetheart that you love them on a billboard to let them know how deliciously puffed up and thrilled you are to be to celebrate the love you feel for them. A tender touch can say it just as perfectly.