Steverino: Three Magic Words...

Hello again friendo...

I know you're not supposed to have favourites, but I do. I always have. Especially favourite people. 
 
I have a favourite mentor...

A favourite friend...

A favourite client...

And, a favourite aunt. She passed unexpectedly a few years back. I remember getting the phone call and it hit me pretty hard. She was a larger-than-life character who took care of everyone around her. Super positive and generous to a fault. The closest thing to a living saint I've crossed paths with in this life. 

One of my favourite things about her was that she would always end our phone calls, emails and visits with three little words:

"I like you".

Usually, people would sign off with "I love you". Not my aunt. She believed love was a given and always took it one step further...

Those three small words were kind of a blessing to me. 

They made me feel as if it was okay to be me. 

Wierd, awkward, over-thinking me. 

So, I started using those three small words with my favourites...

They are powerful...

Life-giving...

Affirming.

You should try them out on your favourites too...

I guarantee the people in your life need to hear them.

"I like you".

Who knew language could be so powerful? 

Well, friendo, deep down we all know. Don't we?

Here's to saying what we mean and meaning what we say...

Steve Knox


PS. Over the next 24-hours, I dare you to pick three people in your life and tell 'em how much you like them and why. Watch what happens.