These three words.
And what words are these?
It could be any three.
Some three words could be just as important as the three words we so revere.
A starving man would be as quick to say “I am hungry” and in context it would be safe to assume that those three words are the most important to him. But feed him from the goodness of your heart. He’ll feel a positive difference to his tomorrow’s start. Are there any other three that need to be said? No there isn’t. There isn’t anything that needs to be known that actions from both sides haven’t already shown. Maybe a “thank you” is in order but then again, the giver did not help him all for that.
Thru our actions only is it possible to show love in a plethora of ways and only thru actions can we really do justice to the words “I love you.”
In relationships, this is universally applicable. It starts with a pure heartedness of having the other person’s well being as your best interest void of any ulterior motives.
From there you find out what they are hungry for. Togetherness , reassurance, intimacy, service, or signals of them being special of by means of thoughtful gifts. Whatever it is that they are hungry for, nourish them with it. Supply and aim to level out their deficiency. If they are at all deserving of all this, gratitude is the flower that blooms from the seeds that you’ve sown. They will recognize the love without you having to say those three words.
Just like the starving man, he says thanks and nothing else but his gratitude will sprout a deep respect, an undying loyalty, and a willing and enthusiastic love for the one who made them complete. You would’ve had done all you can by then and it’s worth all you’ve given when it comes to knowing if this one person will be the one you spend the rest of your life with.