I say it every day. I tell my kids when they are running out the door. I tell my mother when she goes to sleep every night. I make sure my friends know it when they are having a bad day. My husband and I tell each other every time we are done with a conversation on the phone, after we have a stupid fight and before we fall asleep. Its is so simple and yet sometimes lost in our everyday lives.
There are times when we refuse to say it because we are angry or frustrated. Then there are times when it is used as a weapon. Sometimes we can be careless with it. Sometimes we can be afraid of it. There are even some who will die for it.
Looking back I wish I had said it more. To my mother. To my father. All I can do now is say it as much as I can and as often as I can to everyone I care about. Being a caregiver makes you think about the should a could a would a in life. This is one thing I don't ever want to look back on and say I should a said more.