I mean… I love you too

So the truth is that I once told a guy I loved him because it was his birthday. Was that wrong?

Deep down, I believed that I was justified in my action but over the years I ‘ve wondered if it was more selfish than anything. Think about it, I could have told him the truth or just responded to his verbal expresssion of emotion with a simple ‘thanks.’ Instead, I chose to say three words that carry weight and significant substance in the minds of most. I chose to use an expression that is the universal unifier of two hearts as my cowardly buffer… my escape route.

I shake my head at the younger version of myself.