Yup, it’s true. I used to know a woman who went by Broken Promise, who said I didn’t understand love because I was only 16 and to her mind, too young to understand what love was, because I was passionately falling in and out of love with people I met online.

But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how I see love has changed exponentially compared to how I used to see love.

The older I get, the more I say “I love you,” to fewer people, and it’s not because I love fewer people it’s because I get more and more afraid that if I do say it, I’ll be rejected.

This is a common fear among people my age, but when I posted it on Twitter, I got responses from a few people swearing they say it more, which I totally get. When we get older we start losing people to illness, suicide, and even murder in some cases, and so saying the words have more merit now.

I want you to trust me when I say I love you. There are a lot of famous people, a lot of non-famous people I know, that I haven’t gotten to say the words to, but know that if I ever told you that you were loved by me at the time I meant it, and whatever happened between us, I still mean it now.

I love you for having been in my life, I love you for influencing me, I love you for being here to support me, and I am grateful for your place in my life, even if you aren’t here now.

I am moving into 2023 with a new perspective. I want to build new relationships, start my new business, which is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I am thoroughly excited about what’s to come.

Today I am sending out an I love you to every single person who does not hear the words “I love you,” enough.

Rest in song and dance tWitch

If you have thoughts you’d like to add about this post, please leave a message, and let’s talk about them,

Sending All My Love,

Devon J Hall




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