What the world needs now is love, sweet love, or so the song goes. Personally, I believe this to be true. And a little goes a long way, too! So, may it be the platonic or the romantic kind, what gesture of love will you be doing this Valentine’s day?
Today, when I asked my grandfather for some relationship advice, he said, “Honestly, the moment I stopped trying to find the right woman, and started trying to become the right man, your grandmother walked up to me and said, ‘Hello.’”
Today, I got a phone call from my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. She asked me why I wasn’t providing lunch for my daughter over the past few days. Confused, I hung up the phone and asked my daughter what she was doing with her lunches. She said, “Katie’s mom is in the hospital and hasn’t been able to make any meals for the last week, so I gave a few of my lunches to her.”
Today, I broke down in front of my dad, frustrated with recently coming out to my family. I began to cry and yelled, “I’m sorry I’m gay!” He grabbed my tear-filled face and said sternly, “Don’t ever apologize for who you are. Who you are is who I love. And who you are is beautiful.”
Now, doesn’t that restore your faith in humanity, or what? And since I’m in a quoting mood, apparently, let me quote the Prime Minister in the film, Love Actually:
“Love actually is all around.”
So, again, what gesture of love will you be doing this Valentine’s day?