If it's in your heart, say it!

When you have something to say, say it. If you have something in your heart, say it or do it. Say what you have to say and mean what you say. Of course, if it's a difficult conversation to have, say it with tact and consideration. Even in difficult situations, we don't want to destroy each other so much that we won't be able to rebuild. So please, be kind.

This is what was in my heart and mind this morning. I woke up thinking of a dear friend of mine. Yesterday she sent me a message stating that she missed me and hoped to catch up soon. Today I called her and we talked. I let her know how much I appreciated her friendship and how much I cared for her. Knowing someone cares about you is one thing, but actually hearing someone say that they value you, care for you and are happy that you are in their lives gives it more meaning.

Another example: I live far away from my hometown of Crystal City, TX. My parents and grandmothers still live in that area. I can get so caught up in daily routine and living my life that I have been guilty of not calling or visiting enough. I know that they understand but I also know that they appreciate it when I call and I tell them that I love them, that I carry them in my heart every day, and that I wish with all my heart that we were closer in miles. I know that they know these things but to remove any doubt, I want them to hear it.

I don't believe in taking any relationship for granted, no matter how long you've known each other. Love is something that has to be taken care of and nurtured. It's the kind words, the gestures, a phone call to check up on someone -- all of those things can be worth gold to someone.

If you have been thinking of a dear friend, a family member or your significant other and have not told them how you feel, why wait? If it's in your mind, that thought may eventually go away and you will have missed out on a wonderful opportunity.

Life is hard. Life is challenging. While we are all here together, we might as well take care of each other. Open the doors to those you want into your life. Invite them into your heart and have conversations. Make time for it. Everyone has 10 to 20 minutes to spare. Let the heart speak. You will be amazed of the things you may discover when hearts connect. Have a blessed week, everyone.

 

Priscilla Rice is an actor, poet, mother and aspiring samba dancer. She has appeared in several plays at the Latino Cultural Center and helps coordinate a monthly spoken word event at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. She studied Broadcast Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a radio news/traffic reporter and assignment editor for various television stations. She currently works as an interpreter/translator. She is originally from Crystal City, TX and resides in Dallas with her son, Leo.

This is what was in my heart and mind this morning. I woke up thinking of a dear friend of mine. Yesterday she sent me a message stating that she missed me and hoped to catch up soon. Today I called her and we talked. I let her know how much I appreciated her friendship and how much I cared for her. Knowing someone cares about you is one thing, but actually hearing someone say that they value you, care for you and are happy that you are in their lives gives it more meaning.

Another example: I live far away from my hometown of Crystal City, TX. My parents and grandmothers still live in that area. I can get so caught up in daily routine and living my life that I have been guilty of not calling or visiting enough. I know that they understand but I also know that they appreciate it when I call and I tell them that I love them, that I carry them in my heart every day, and that I wish with all my heart that we were closer in miles. I know that they know these things but to remove any doubt, I want them to hear it.

I don't believe in taking any relationship for granted, no matter how long you've known each other. Love is something that has to be taken care of and nurtured. It's the kind words, the gestures, a phone call to check up on someone -- all of those things can be worth gold to someone.

If you have been thinking of a dear friend, a family member or your significant other and have not told them how you feel, why wait? If it's in your mind, that thought may eventually go away and you will have missed out on a wonderful opportunity.

Life is hard. Life is challenging. While we are all here together, we might as well take care of each other. Open the doors to those you want into your life. Invite them into your heart and have conversations. Make time for it. Everyone has 10 to 20 minutes to spare. Let the heart speak. You will be amazed of the things you may discover when hearts connect. Have a blessed week, everyone.

 

Priscilla Rice is an actor, poet, mother and aspiring samba dancer. She has appeared in several plays at the Latino Cultural Center and helps coordinate a monthly spoken word event at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. She studied Broadcast Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a radio news/traffic reporter and assignment editor for various television stations. She currently works as an interpreter/translator. She is originally from Crystal City, TX and resides in Dallas with her son, Leo.