“Happy birthday.” “I love you.” “I’m sorry.” “Please.” “Thank you.” “It’s going to be okay.”
Saying the spoken, telling the told; some words do not age. We say them so often one wonders if they erode mud-like, with use. We use them genuinely, unthinkingly, sincerely, absently, willingly, automatically, compulsively, intently. We use them. We mean them. We don’t mean them. And at very instance we hope against hope that the receiver of these words believes us.
“I’m sorry you think that.”
“It means the world to me.”
“You are too kind.”
“This too shall pass.”
These are the words I give away often. What are yours? I want to know your most said expressions, your oft-shared platitudes.
Tell me the words you give away and I will tell you what you keep.