At funerals, it is common to see an outpouring of love for the deceased. People express deep affection and admiration for the person who died.
I always think the deceased would have appreciated hearing that when they were alive. After they're dead, words don't help them. Supportive comments exchanged among survivors can't reach the loved one. He or she has left the building.
I believe people want to hear and receive love when it matters, while they're alive. I believe we should tell them that. Make the effort. Now, not later.
I do this with people I care about. Do you?
Oh, by the way, let me end by saying that I *LOVE* you! Thank you for being my friend. Your support makes me strong. Strong like this...