...but a much overused word in our vocabularies. We love shoes, colors, cars, coffee, layouts, just about anything that makes our lives easier or catches our eye. I certainly think the word love is overused and misused. When we were kids, if you said that you loved something your friends would always say, "Well, why don't you marry it?" I think that question points to the fact that really, we should be using a word other than love. I have tried (but have not yet succeeded) to use the word love less. I want my children to know that when I say I love them, they are not in the same category as "things" in my life. I want my children to know that they are unique and special and worthy of being loved. I want them to know that love is special and something to be cherished, and is nothing like appreciation, adoration, delight, or fondness. I want them to know that when I say that I love them, it is a special comment used for special people!