There are a billion distractions in the world, especially nowadays. One of the best ways to say “I love you” is to offer our energy, time, and dedicated attention.

Turning the TV off. Putting down the video game controller. Closing the laptop. And, for the love of all things holy, putting down the cell phone.

Taking a moment to simply acknowledge and show interest in someone’s presence speaks volumes.

Whether it’s 5 min’s or 100 min’s: our time, energy and attention are all precious gifts that convey the unspoken message, “You matter”.

Our undivided attention is always most appreciated, regardless of species. Gift it. Everything else can wait.