I agree, actions do speak louder than words. They have the power to change a person’s mind, to prove someone the truth, to silence all doubts, and make things clear. It is simple. People would rather believe what they see with their own eyes than what they hear with their ears. And that’s understandable. Especially today, in a world that is selfish, dark, and cruel.
However, I cannot deny the fact that there is and there will always be something magical about hearing those three beautiful words. I love you. Or those five beautiful words. You mean the world to me. Or those eight heartwarming words. I don’t know what I’d do without you. You know what I mean.
Hearing that you are loved and cared for is truly a bliss. Knowing that your presence in someone’s life makes them happier and more full-filled is perhaps one of the greatest joys in life. So, you see… actions will always speak more, prove more, but you have to admit it, it is the words that make them more meaningful. It is the words that sometimes bring tears to our eyes, warm our hearts, embrace us when we need the support, comfort us when we feel alone. Actions speak more, but without words, they are just confusing.
What’s funny about us is that most of the time we hide our feelings, thinking that if we say how we feel out loud, we’ll be rejected or even worse, mocked for being so vulnerable. But in the meantime, we fail to realize that our actions always reveal our hidden intention, whether we like it or not. So, what is the point in being silent? What is the point in hiding our feelings?
Holding back words and feelings will do nothing well, except lead to doubts, fear, and insecurity. And this applies to any relationship out there. It doesn’t matter if it’s romantic relationship, friendship, parent-child relationship.
When it comes to love and expressing feelings, it’s all the same. We all want to hear how much we mean to someone. We all want to know that we are loved and appreciated. Hearing those words not only increase self-confidence and trust, but they also encourage us to open up. They help us lift our boundaries and finally feel free to be ourselves around another human being. It’s surprising, but hearing those words have the power to lift us up and make us feel better about ourselves. Because just like a domino effect, our happiness eventually contributes to our relationship. The more fulfilled we are, the more confident we feel, the more appreciated we are, the stronger our connection with that person becomes. We grow and with us, so do our love.
And as I said, this applies to all of the relationships in our lives. Especially the one we share with our parents. For that is the bond that shapes us for a lifetime. That is the bond that helps us learn everything there is about life and love. There is nothing more important for a child’s happiness than having open and loving parents who constantly express their feelings. Discipline is important, but teaching your kid to identify their emotions from a very young age and always feel them instead of ignoring them is perhaps the greatest responsibility you have as a parent.
The key to any good relationship and therefore a good life is communication. And tell me, what is communication if not a simple exchange of emotions?