In the opening scene of the movie Love Actually, the narrator, Hugh Grant, suggests that whenever he gets gloomy about the state of the world, he thinks about the arrival gates at Heathrow Airport. He then goes on to say that although general opinion suggests we live in a world filled with hatred & greed, that in fact, love is all around, we simply need to look for it.
The scene gets me every single time. Maybe I am just a big sap, some might even suggest I am a Pollyanna, but I think the real reason is just that I tend to agree. Love truly is all around us.
Don’t believe me? I encourage you to open your eyes & have a look.
Take a little extra time to remind the people around you just how very much they are loved. Let them know they matter. That they are valued & such a very important part of your world.
It seems only fitting during the holiday season to call attention to this important message. For isn’t love the best gift we could ever give & receive?
Whatever you celebrate over the holidays, I wish you love!