I wonder sometimes if saying something too much takes away it's power. Words like love and hate are thrown around as though they have no meaning.
I find that I say all the time, "I love those shoes" or "I am so in love with this cake". Does it take away from it's strength then when I tell BLT or my children that I love them? Surely what I feel for my kids and the man I'm sharing my life with is much deeper than the appreciation I have for cake or footwear!
The same goes for the word Hate. There is only one person I hate. There is only one person who's ever done my children and I so much harm, physically and emotionally that he instantly gets nothing but venom and disgust from me. I don't want to lump any other person or thing in the same category as that worthless piece of crap.
I think I need to be more mindful of the words I say. I feel like I need to choose more carefully so that when I say "I love you" it has real meaning.