I have a hard time telling people how much they mean to me. For me, telling someone that they mean a lot to me is a really big risk. If they react to it the “wrong” way it’s the emotional equivalent of a punch to the stomach and most of the time I can’t handle that. So I just show them that I care, and let them draw their own conclusions.

Sometime I want to flat out tell some of my friends that hey, I really care about you and I’ve come to trust you, but the fear of a “wrong” reaction keeps me silent. In stead I’ll do stuff to try and show them that I care. I’ll be there if they need me, I’ll try and remember stuff they tell me, and so forth and so on… Those little things that make a good friend. I don’t always succeed, but I always try.