When I think about my own life, I have had such a hard time expressing how much somebody has meant to me. I a little bit better now than I was yesterday. It's a path that has slowly gotten better but every now and then I get stuck expressing my love. Why? It always comes down to fear. I'm scared of the response, I fear that it will not be reciprocated, fear of feeling awkward, foolish or inappropriate.
I try to tell people around me now that I love them, that I appreciate them, or that their presence is a gift. I don't always succeed in getting the words out or coming off as a weirdo... But I'm trying everyday to be a better man than I was a second ago.