Since starting this blog, I’ve seen more love in the world than ever before and it’s made me realize that even though the type of love that we all dream about hasn’t come, that doesn’t mean that there is an absence of love in life.
Love is there. Love is here. Love is everywhere.
When I first saw this message on the sidewalk as I walked home one day, I found myself wondering who Claire Rose was and who were the people who were paying tribute to her. And as I offered my own prayer, I began to think of all the people in my life who would write my name on the sidewalk if I was no longer here. And as I thought of each one of them, the times we shared and how we’ve been there for each other, I smiled.
I’m not alone. I’m loved.
I also began to think that maybe life isn’t about searching for our great love, maybe it’s about appreciating the love that we already have.
Thank you for the lesson, Claire Rose.
Photo: Taken by Me in Los Angeles