You are loved.
There, I said it. Hopefully you heard it – because you need to. You need to feel it, internalize it, and allow yourself to be loved.
There’s so much hate, anger, sadness, disappointment, shame, action, and more going around, that I want to take a moment to spread love. Somebody loves you, somebody loves me, and hopefully we all love ourselves.
When I walk around, whether I’m lost in nature on a trail or trudging along a sidewalk to work or an appointment, I try to keep my eye out for something kind. I’m impressed at how much I find hearts – all over trails in their natural forms of leaves, rocks, and other naturally occurring holes in wooden objects. I’m happy to share that love is found outside of nature, too. And that some wonderful stranger who saw concrete drying on their walk, decided to impart a heart for everyone to bear witness to – until decades pass and the walk wears. And that inspires me.
When was the last time you told someone that you loved them?