"I love you!" It's said ALL the time, even when someone is angry or in trouble. When the kids are yelling back and forth at one another, I bust in the middle with an "I love you". If that doesn't stop the disagreement I have the kids stand face to face and say it to each other.
When my hubby is gumpy about work and clearly frustrated - I bust it out - "even though your kinda moody, I still love you!" or "I love you even when your angry."
I mean really, who can stay upset when they are being told they are loved?
It's such a useful and powerful little phrase & it really keeps things in check around here.
"Totally turkey sandwiches!" Turkey sandwiches are one of my favorite foods - I eat them like every day - so my husband decided to coin the phrase "totally turkey sandwiches" for anything good that happens. He actually even got me a t-shirt with that saying on the back along with a picture of a turkey sandwich.